Long gone are the days when 500GB of external storage was enough and if you believe that to be the case, Western Digital has taken the wraps off their new external hard drives, the My Book Thunderbolt Duo with 8TB of storage, and My Book with 4TB of storage, both of which are compatible with Mac and PCs although the former will come with a Thunderbolt cable that will allow for speedy data transfers, along with the possibility of daisy-chaining up to 6 of these hard drives bringing total storage to 48TB.
The My Book 4TB on the other hand will be USB 3.0 compatible which promises speeds of up to three times faster compared to USB 2.0. This model is also expected to be compatible with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 when it is launched. The My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8TB will be priced at $850 and will come with a Thunderbolt cable for convenience, while the My Book 4TB will go for $250.
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