Western Digital has recently introduced My Book Live Duo, a personal cloud storage system that combines the benefits of 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. To put it simply, it's one of the most secure remote storage and entertainment devices out in the market today.
Compatible with both PC and Mac OS, My Book Live Duo continuously maintains a second copy of all your files for real-time data backup in mirrored mode (RAID 1). Half the capacity is used to store users' data and half is used for a second copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, data is protected because it's duplicated on the other 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.
Maximum Performance and Storage Capacity
In spanning mode, the two-drive system combines both drives into one large volume which acts as one drive for maximum storage space, while its built-in 800 MHz CPU should deliver enough power and performance needed for today's most demanding applications. Featuring recent advances in Ethernet chip technology, My Book Live Duo personal cloud - currently available in 4 TB and 6 TB capacities - delivers read speeds faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives.
WD’s Personal Cloud
As with WD’s My Book Live personal cloud storage solution, the device connects to the home network to create shared storage that users can access within the home or anywhere on the planet through secure remote access. Remote access to My Book Live and My Book Live Duo is available on any computer through WD2go.com and via WD mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, or Android tablets and smartphones.
Home Entertainment Hub
Additionally, My Book Live Duo system's built-in media server streams music, movies, and photos to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as PlayStation 3, smart TVs, Blu-ray Disc play, WD TV Live streaming media player, as well as Xbox 360s. Users can also stream movies, photos and music to their tablet or smartphone directly from My Book Live Duo through the WD 2go mobile application.
"My Book Live Duo is really the ideal, all-in-one storage and entertainment solution for today's ultra-connected consumer," explains Chris Bull, Director of Marketing for WD's Connected Home Solutions group.
"The ability for consumers to safely backup all their digital content, as well as access and share content from anywhere in the world on their tablet, smartphone or any computer, truly provides a unique and rewarding experience for anyone who wants to enjoy, and needs to protect, valuable digital content."
My Book Live Duo is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion, as well as DLNA/UPnP enabled devices.
Price and Availability
My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage is now available at select retailers and is distributed by Iontech Technologies Inc. in the Philippines. The official suggested retail price is Php 19,290 for the 4 TB version and Php 22,900 for 6 TB.