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Western Digital announces My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage with dual drives

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Western Digital has announced My Book Live Duo with dual drives that offer high capacity and double-safe file protection, and provide anytime, anywhere access to stored media and files whether you are on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Western Digital has unveiled My Book Live Duo, a personal cloud storage system that provides shared storage and remote access with double-safe backup or increased capacity of a dual-drive system with RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology. Compatible with Mac and PC operating systems, My Book Live Duo can continuously maintains a second copy of your files for real-time backup in mirrored mode (RAID 1). Users do not have to worry in the event of a drive failure as the data is duplicated on another drive. For automatic backup, Windows users can use the included WD SmartWare software, while Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data.

The My Book Live Duo connects to the home network to create shared storage that users can access within the home or anywhere in the world through secure remote access. Remote access to My Book Live and My Book Live Duo is available on any computer through www.WD2go.com and with WD mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android smartphones and tablets. With the built-in media server, you can stream movies, photos and music to tablets, smartphones (via WD 2go mobile application) as well as DLNA-certified multimedia device including a WD TV Live streaming media player, Blu-ray Disc player, game consoles including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and smart TVs. The WD My Book Live Duo claims to deliver fast read speeds than traditional USB 2.0 drives. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion, as well as DLNA/UPnP enabled devices, and currently available in 4TB and 6TB capacities.

Price and Availability

The WD My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage is available at selected retailers and resellers at S$599 for 4TB and S$699 for 6TB, and distributed by Achieva Technology and SiS Technology in Singapore


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