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WD introduces Thunderbolt-powered storage for Malaysian mobile professionals

AvantiKumar | April 17, 2014
Western Digital has launched in Malaysia its first portable Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution – My Passport Pro - for creatives and mobile professionals.

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Photo - Susan Chong, Senior Sales Manager, Branded Product, WD Malaysia with the My Passport Pro.


Storage technology solutions firm Western Digital [WD] has launched in Malaysia its first portable Thunderbolt-powered dual drive solution, My Passport Pro, for creatives and mobile professionals.

Available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities, the My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality [Mac systems] to deliver needed performance for the most demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables.

"The only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution that's bus-powered, WD's My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. "From photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects, people who depend on portable storage for their livelihood will find My Passport Pro defines a new level of performance, reliability and especially portability."

"Thunderbolt technology makes new approaches possible for high-performance workflows," said Jason Ziller, Intel's director of Thunderbolt Marketing. "By combining dual storage drives on a portable, bus-powered device, the My Passport Pro from WD is a uniquely powerful storage solution with high capacity for today's demanding users."

My Passport Pro is powered via the integrated Thunderbolt capable and clocks in speeds up to 233 MB/s, said WD in a product statement. In addition, the user-selectable RAID function allows users choose data striping (RAID 0) for high performance or mirroring (RAID 1) for data redundancy, depending on the user's needs.

The unit comprises two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in an aluminum enclosure, and has been thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go, continued the product statement.

My Passport Pro is distributed by Amble Action and Eternal Asia in Malaysia and available at select retailers,


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