Western Digital has just introduced the My Book Live Duo, a personal cloud storage system that will let you enjoy the benefits of shared storage as well as remote access alongside double-safe backup, or you have the option of settling for the increased capacity of a dual-drive system with RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology. Playing nice with both Mac and PC platforms, the My Book Live Duo will ensure all potential disaster surrounding your precious data is taken care of, since it will continuously maintain a second copy of all your files in real-time. This is made possible when data backup is performed in mirrored mode (RAID 1), where half of the total capacity will be used to stash away your data, while the other half is used for a second copy.
Windows users have the benefit of having an automatic backup process run, thanks to the included WD SmartWare software, while Mac users can take advantage of the Apple Time Machine backup software. When it is used in spanning mode, the two-drive system will merge both drives into a solitary volume, functioning as a united drive to deliver maximum storage capacity for moments when you actually need a whole lot more space than you originally thought. The My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage will retail for $399.99 and $499.99 for the 4TB and 6TB models, respectively. [Press Release]