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Western Digital expands My Book external hard drives to 2TB

Western Digital MyBook external hard disk

Western Digital has announced the latest 2TB 3.5-inch hard disks in January, and recently, the manufacturer introduced higher storage capacities of 2TB for its My Book range of external hard drives, designed for both PC and Mac users.

Western Digital (WD®) has announced the expansion of its My Book® family of external hard drives to include a 2TB capacity, the largest available capacity in a single-drive system. The new 2TB My Book family includes: My Book Studio Edition™, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Home Edition™ and My Book Essential Edition™ models.

My Book Studio Edition & My Book Mac Edition
Formatted for Mac computers, these drives are an ideal solution for creative professionals and video editors. The My Book Studio Edition is equipped with high speed FireWire® 400/800 and eSATA interfaces as well as USB 2.0 interface and a 5-year limited warranty. My Book Mac Edition external drives feature a USB 2.0 interface and a 1-year limited warranty.

My Book Home Edition
Equipped with continuous backup software and high-speed eSATA and Firewire 400 as well as USB 2.0 interfaces, My Book Home Edition carries a 3-year limited warranty. My Book Home Edition is designed for PC users that need an effortless way to preserve digital pictures.

My Book Essential Edition
My Book Essential Edition offers an easy way to add storage capacity to home or office computers. The drives are equipped with a USB 2.0 interface that provides convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.

The entire family of My Book external hard drives features:

– New 2TB capacities allowing users to store and backup all their data in one central location;

– Elegant, small footprint design;

– Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much capacity is available on the drive (not available on the My Book Essential Edition drive);

– Environmentally friendly design that saves power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity;

– SmartPower™ features that turns the drive on and off with the computer and Safe Shutdown™ that prevents the drive from being powered down until all the data has been written2;

– Kensington® Security Slot that allows users to secure drive to their desk with the separate purchase of a Kensington lock kit; and, 1-year limited warranty.

Availability and Pricing

The My Book Studio Edition, My Book Home Edition and My Book Essential Edition 2TB external hard drives are available now at select retail stores and online retailers. My Book Mac Edition 2TB external drives will be available next month. Estimated pricing ranges from USD329.99to USD379.99, depending on drive model and capacity.

Source: WDC

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