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WD’s My Book Duo can pack up to 8TB of storage and shuttles data via USB 3.0

Western Digital just announced that its My Book Duo desktop external hard drive enclosure is available now via the company’s official site.

The My Book Duo can store up to two mechanical hard drives, and comes in one of three storage flavors: 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB. The drives can be configured via RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD, and the My Book Duo features USB 3.0 connectivity.

The My Book Duo isn’t just about hardware though. It also includes cloud backup features, Dropbox integration, and a copy of Acronis True Image, which makes it easy to make copies and backups of the data that’s on your drives. You can also back up data via the included WD SmartWare Pro software.

With built in Dropbox integration, you can set the WD My Book Duo up so that everything on your Dropbox account gets backed up to the Duo’s hard drives. That’s also a two way street though, as you can also access data that you save to the cloud via Dropbox. On the security front, you can password protect the WD My Book Duo, which is also guarded by 256-bit AES encryption.

Though Western Digital told us that the WD My Book Duo costs $279.99 for the 4TB version, the product page indicates a $349.99 price tag for this model. Upping that to 6TB spikes the price to $399.99, while the 8TB unit will run you an extra $100 ($499.99).

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