Western Digital expanding its hard drives and external storage solutions to 8TB

Western Digital has expanded its portfolio of performance storage solutions with 8TB capacity drives for NAS, video surveillance and desktop external applications. 

Launching throughout the first half of 2016, My Cloud personal storage devices (My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2 Ultra), My Book external hard drives (My Book, My Book for Mac, My Book Duo and My Book Pro), WD Red, WD Red Pro and WD Purple hard drives will all be designed with the new high-capacity configuration. Each storage solution offers “purpose-driven engineering and HelioSeal helium-technology with the new 8 TB drives for maximum and efficient performance in the applications for which each model is designed,” says Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, Western Digital

My Book and My Book for Mac 8TB is currently available at select U.S. retailers, distributors and through the WD Store. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the My Book 8 TB and the My Book for Mac is $299.99. My Cloud, My Book Duo, My Book Pro, WD Red, WD Red Pro and WD Purple 8TB configurations will be available during the first half of 2016.