Western Digital has announced the launch of the My Book Live Duo, a dual drive backup system for Mac and PC which can be remotely accessed and used as a personal cloud storage solution.
Traditionally the external backup hard disk has the one drive, but as the name suggests My Book Live Duo doubles this up with two hard drives operating in RAID configuration.
Data is backed up onto the primary drive, with the secondary drive being kept as a mirror copy of the first. Should that first drive go kaput, you’ll still have the data backed up on the second disk.
Or you can elect to use all the space for storage if you so wish, with the Live Duo coming in at 4TB and 6TB capacities.
As is the case with the My Book Live, Western Digital has ensured the Live Duo can be used as a personal cloud, with the data on board accessible across the home or small office network, or from any computer anywhere via the WD2go.com website.
There are also mobile apps provided for access to your data on the go, with the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets covered.
The My Book Live Duo system also acts as a media server with DLNA streaming possible to compatible devices such as smart TVs.
Chris Bull, Director of Marketing for WD’s Connected Home Solutions, commented: “My Book Live Duo is really the ideal, all-in-one storage and entertainment solution for today’s ultra-connected consumer.”
“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.”
The Live Duo is compatible with Windows XP through to 7, and Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. It’s available now priced at £410 for the 4TB verion and £500 for the 6TB model.