Western Digital My Book external storage solution unveiled

Posted on Saturday, Sep 22 2007 @ 10:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
WD today introduced its smaller, sleeker My Book( external storage solutions: My Book Home Edition, My Book Office Edition and My Book Essential Edition. Ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB (terabyte), the new My Book models were designed with specific users in mind. Home users will appreciate the automatic and continuous backup of their precious memories on the My Book Home Edition. Office users will rely on the remote access and sharing capabilities of the My Book Office Edition. My Book Essential Edition meets the needs of users who seek simple, instant storage.

My Book Home Edition combines:
  • automatic, continuous backup that works in the background and gives peace of mind when it comes to keeping precious memories preserved;
  • synchronization and encryption of data;
  • capacity gauge that shows how much space is available on the drive;
  • drive activity light;
  • environmentally-friendly power-saving design that goes into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity and wakes up automatically when you're ready to use the drive;
  • SmartPower feature that powers the drive on and off with the computer;
  • high-performance triple interfaces (USB 2.0, FireWire 400, eSATA) for convenience and compatibility among multiple computers, including both Mac and PC;
  • protected by a 3-year limited warranty;
  • Kensington security slot that works with a Kensington lock kit to secure the drive to your desk; and,
  • Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, and Picasa software.
  • My Book Office Edition is equipped with:
  • automatic, continuous backup that works in the background and gives peace of mind when it comes to preserving critical information;
  • USB 2.0 interface;
  • MioNet DriveAccess that allows users to access this drive from anywhere and securely share the files on it free for the lifetime of the drive;
  • Small Business Tools to take control of a desktop remotely, share a computer screen for online meetings, and gain access to files on any of your computers;
  • synchronization and encryption of data;
  • 3-year limited warranty;
  • capacity gauge;
  • Kensington security slot;
  • SmartPower features; and,
  • Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, and Picasa software.
  • My Book Essential Edition for Simple, Instant Storage
    My Book Essential Edition offers an effortless way to add more storage capacity to home or office computers. The drives are equipped with a USB 2.0 interface that offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers; SmartPower features that power the drive on and off with the computer; and a 1-year limited warranty.

    Pricing of the My Book product family ranges from $129.99 USD to $379.99 USD depending on model and capacity.


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