Western Digital has introduced a 4TB edition of the My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system, which is designed to seamlessly work with Apple's Mac computers. The product has a MSRP of $649.99.
Compatible with Apple® Time Machine™ automatic backup feature and formatted for Mac computers(1), the new 4 TB My Book Studio Edition II external storage 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. The system offers four interfaces: eSATA and FireWire® 800 for maximum performance as well as FireWire® 400 and USB 2.0 for maximum flexibility. The eco-friendly system uses WD’s hard drives with WD GreenPower Technology™ for power savings and cool and quiet operation.
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 4 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).
Formatted for Mac computers, these new storage systems feature:
Massive 4 terabyte capacity;
Extra-fast performance with four interfaces (FireWire 400/800, eSATA, USB 2.0);
Cool, eco-friendly operation with WD’s drives with WD GreenPower Technology that consume approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive external storage systems and efficient convection cooling architecture and power-saving mode and designed without a fan to run quietly;
Quad interface with connections for ultra-fast eSATA and FireWire 800 and for flexibility and convenience FireWire 400 and USB 2.0;
Automatic and continuous backup software;
User serviceability, enabling owner to open the enclosure and replace the drive inside;
Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on the system; and,