My Book VelociRaptor™ Duo CombinesExtreme Speed of Two 1 TB 10,000 RPM Hard Drives with Revolutionary Thunderbolt™Technology

SINGAPORE – Sep. 4, 2012 – WD®, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC), and a world leader in external storage andconnectedhome solutions, is combining two high-speedtechnologies to produce one of the fastest and most robust dual-storage systemsever offered. Supported by the Mac OS Xoperating system, the new MyBook® VelociRaptor™ Duo dual-drivestorage system becomes the ultimate storage drive for performance hungry Mac computerusers and creative professionals.

MyBook VelociRaptor Duo provides ultimate speed and performance with two 1 TB10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor drives along with two Thunderbolt™ ports. The 2 TB dual-drivestorage system is ideal for editing high resolution video, 3D rendering,graphic design, and other demanding digital media applications. This boost inperformance delivers solid state drive (SSD) -like data transfer rates of up to400 MB/s for greater work-flow productivity. The dual-drive storage systemoffers RAID 0 for performance or RAID 1 for protection; and the twinThunderbolt ports offer daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo drivesand other high performance peripherals without impacting data transfer speedsor performance. The My Book VelociRaptor Duo also comes complete with aThunderbolt cable in the box and is user-serviceable.

Photographers, graphic designers andpost-production professionals can conduct several high intensity tasks such asvideo editing and 3D rendering, while completing other graphics-intensiveprojects. My Book VelociRaptor Duo customerswill now have the ability to transfer 22 GB full-length HD movies in less than65 seconds, 2000 5 MB pictures in less than 33 seconds and over 500 5 MB songsin less than 8 seconds.

“The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is the fastest and most reliable highperformance consumer storage device on the market today,” explains Craig Davis,Director, Sales & Marketing, Branded Product Group, Western Digital AsiaPacific Region. “Creative professionalsnow have access to a super-charged storage drive that will keep pace with eventhe most demanding projects. Daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duodevices together offers even greater speed, more capacity and flexibility.”

WhileRAID 0 maximizes the drive’s speed and capacity, RAID 1 support allows users tocreate a second copy of their digital content on the drive for added protection,security and peace of mind. The drive also provides a JBOD (just a bunch ofdisks) option for users running a Windows®operating system on a Mac.

Additionalfeatures found on the My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drive storage system includeout-of-the-box compatibility with Apple Time Machine and HFS + Journaled forMac computers; capability for multi-stream workflows; and a 3-year limitedwarranty.

Price and Availability

The My Book VelociRaptor Duo dual-drivestorage system is distributed by Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd and SiS TechnologyPte Ltd in Singapore and will be available at select retailers. Manufacturer’ssuggested retail price is $1,299 SGD.