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WD Unveils My Book Studio Edition II 2 TB High Performance

  • 02 June, 2008 14:30

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Equipped with WD GreenPower™ Hard Drives, Quad Interface and RAID 0 (Striped),
New Dual-drive External Storage Systems Deliver a Perfect Blend of Maximum Performance
and Power Savings<br/>
<br/>
Sydney Australia. – June 2 2008 – WD today introduced its My Book®
Studio Edition™ II high-performance dual-drive storage systems which are
designed to seamlessly work with Mac® computers and provide an ideal blend
of power savings and high performance. Available now at select retailers the
new My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available in capacities
of 1 TB and 2 TB.<br/>
<br/>
The new eco-friendly dual-drive My Book Studio Edition II external storage systems
use WD’s GreenPower™ hard drives for power savings and cool and
quiet operation. The system’s dual-drive, RAID 0 configuration and high-speed
interfaces deliver high performance for creative professionals, workgroups,
small offices and anyone looking for fast data transfer.<br/>
<br/>
Formatted for Mac computers, these new storage systems feature: extra-fast performance
with four interfaces (FireWire® 400/800, eSATA, USB 2.0); factory-shipped
in RAID 0 (Striped) configuration [RAID 1 (Mirrored) configurable]; cool, eco-friendly
operation with WD GreenPower drives that consume approximately one-third less
power than standard dual-drive external storage systems and efficient convection
cooling architecture and power-saving mode; designed without a fan to run quietly;
5-year limited warranty; automatic and continuous backup software; capacity
gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on the system; intelligent
drive management features, including automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown™
and LED status and activity lights; user serviceability, enabling owner to open
the enclosure and replace the drive inside; and elegant silver metallic finish
that perfectly complements other Mac products. <br/>
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“WD developed the My Book Studio Edition II external drives to satisfy
the needs of Mac enthusiasts and creative professionals who require extra-fast
performance, but also want it to be as environmentally friendly as possible,”
said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products
and consumer electronics groups. “Configured with RAID 0 out of the box,
photographers, graphic artists, videographers, and others who require large
amounts of storage will experience high performance combined with power savings
and quiet operation when they use the new My Book Studio Edition II storage
system.”<br/>
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Extra-fast Performance with RAID 0<br/>
<br/>
Lightning-fast eSATA or FireWire 800 interfaces combined with RAID 0 (Striped)
yields the speed users need for: fast, smooth video editing; rendering complex
3D objects or special effects; and saving huge blocks of data in record time.
With RAID 0, users can have 2 TB of storage in an elegant, small footprint design
that offers plenty of room to store an entire digital photo library and hundreds
of hours of HD movies or digital video (results will vary based on file size
and format, settings, features, software and other factors).<br/>
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Product Summary<br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product Name: My Book Studio Edition II<br/>
RRP for 2 TB: AU$699, NZ$999<br/>
Warranty: Industry leading 5-year limited warranty<br/>
Website: www.westerndigital.com<br/>
Product link and Photos: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=410
<p>About WD<br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that
keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise
to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage applications.</p>
<p>WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital
and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (www.westerndigital.com)
to access a variety of financial and investor information.<br/>
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(1)My Book Studio Edition II dual drive systems consume approximately one-third
less power than standard dual-drive storage systems. Tests based on comparison
between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive
system using WD's GreenPower drives. <br/>
(2) Includes a CD for PC formatting. <br/>
(3) Works with USB and FireWire connections only.<br/>
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PR CONTACT<br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au<br/></p>
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