Western Digital introduces dual drive NAS device

My Book World Edition II offers 4TB of Ethernet-connected storage

Western Digital introduced its newly redesigned My Book® World Edition(TM) II dual- drive network storage system in capacities of up to 4 TB. With the double protection of two Mirrored (RAID 1) drives and continuous backup software, the My Book World Edition II network storage system provides a safe back up. Available now at select retailers and the WD online store, the new dual-drive systems join the recently introduced My Book World Edition and are compatible with PC and Mac® computers.

The My Book World Edition II network storage system uses RAID 1 (Mirrored) technology to automatically and continuously maintain a second copy of user's data. The My Book World Edition II storage systems ship in Mirrored mode and use half the capacity for file redundancy.

If one drive in the two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run with the data that is stored on the other drive. In addition, the new My Book World Edition II network hard drive includes software that simplifies the task of setting up automatic and continuous data backup. With its media server capabilities and fast transfer speeds, this high-capacity system makes it simple to build a centralized digital media library that everyone can easily share.

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Michael

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There should be a warning to using a DW storage system such as "Share Space". I got one of these and the electronics failed (the hard drives were fine). Since WD has its own proprietary software, you cannot remove the hard drive and simply connect it to your computer to retrieve the data. It will not be able to read it, plus if you remove the drives you will void the warranty. So having a mirror drive system may keep your data fairly save, you will still need to shell out a lot of money ($100's or even $1000's) to send your drive away so that the data is converted to a readable form. You will also need to wait weeks to have your data returned to you and then weeks to have the “Share Space” fixed. Share Space will cost you $700+, so it is much cheaper in the long run to invest in another windows or mac based computer with two raid drives and when something goes wrong you can take it at least to your local computer shop!

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