The global leading provider of storage solutions, WD (Western Digital) has launched its fastest ever My Book external hard drives – WD My Book 3.0, which the company claims as the first certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0 storage devices available on the market, offering transfer rates of up to 5 Gbit/s to let users open and save files up to 4.7 times faster than USB 2.0.

Main Features Of WD My Book 3.0:

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than previous-generation USB 2.0 inferface
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 without the need of additional hardware
  • Sleek, streamlined design with a premium finish
  • Ready to plug-and-play with Windows PCs

“Consumers no longer have to wait for technology to keep up with their ideas,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president for marketing at WD’s branded products group. “With the new super speed My Book 3.0 drives, consumers have the speed they need for resource-intensive video editing, animation, and graphic design applications.”

The new high-performance 1TB WD My Book 3.0 desktop external hard drive is now available for an MSRP of $179.99 and $199.99 (kit that includes a USB 3.0 PCIe adapter card). And the 2TB WD My Book 3.0 is expected to be available later this week.