Aimed at users running demanding digital media applications, the WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo is fitted with two 1TB 10,000 rpm WD VelociRaptor drives for "SSD-like speed", according to company officials.
The user-replaceable drives can be configured as RAID 0 for performance or RAID 1 to protect against a single drive failure.
The My Book VelociRaptor Duo also features a pair of Thunderbolt ports for high-speed data transfer plus the ability to daisy-chain additional My Book VelociRaptors or other peripherals.
How fast is fast? According to WD, it's possible to transfer a 22GB file in less than 65 seconds.
"Creative professionals now have access to a super-charged storage drive that will keep pace with even the most demanding projects.
"Daisy-chaining multiple My Book VelociRaptor Duo devices together offers even greater speed, more capacity and flexibility."
The My Book VelociRaptor Duo costs $1249 (including a Thunderbolt cable) and is guaranteed for three years.