Western Digital Unveils Massive New External HDs - IMBOLDN
Go to Top
Western Digital My Book Duo

Western Digital Unveils Massive New External HDs

The latest in ever-expanding consumer data storage.

Buy Now
$ 440+

When it comes to digital storage, more is usually better. After all, the more someone can store on their own, the less reliant they’ll be on cloud storage with wallet-sapping, ever-increasing subscription fees.

But Western Digital’s newly expanded My Book and My Book Duo series (22TB and 44TB, respectively) had us wondering: who is using all this storage? A user with 22TB or 44TB of data likely has almost incomprehensible amounts of RAW footage or photos – but is it even possible to recover that much data if one of the drives becomes corrupted or gets destroyed?

Of course, that’s not a knock on WD’s well-designed and stylish storage pieces. Nothing in the My Book series weighs more than 6 pounds, which feels like an achievement considering the sheer size of these volumes. The Duo’s drives are configured for hardware RAID 0 by default, but savvy storers can configure a RAID 1 setup for redundancy or even create independent drives with JBOD.

The My Book and My Book Duo both support USB 3.2 Gen 1; the Duo offers a USB-C port, while the standard My Book has a USB-SuperSpeed port. The duo features a USB Hub with two Type-A ports for those who somehow need even more storage or want to get wild with peripherals. The 44TB My Book Duo retails for $1,500, while the 22TB My Book will only set data devourers back $550.

For more tech news, check out the Sparkee Portable Charger.