Western Digital Pushes My Book World Edition II to 4 TB

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For some folks, the storage capacity now available in mainstream and even low-cost computer is more than they will ever need…but for other folks, there’s no such thing as too much storage, whether for movies, video, and music, high-resolution photos, media projects—or even just backup. (You have backed up your computer today, right?) Western Digital is looking to satisfy the storage hungry with a new dual-drive 4TB version of its MyBook World Edition II external hard drive.

The 4 TB My Book World Edition II is compatible with both PC and Mac systems, and offers RAID 1 technology to make sure there’s always a second copy of a user’s data: that way, if one of the two drives fail, there’s always a live backup of the information ready to go. The drive ship with Mirrored Mode enabled by default, so, yes, that means the amount of available storage on the unit is only 2 TB—but having that instant backup could be priceless in some situations. The drive also features an integrated Ethernet controller and media server capabilities, so it can connect to DLNA-savvy devices like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and some digital TVs, as well as act as an iTunes music server.

“Families have more and more digital media like movies, photos and music to store, share, and protect,” said WD’s branded products group VP of marketing Dale Pistilli, in a statement. “Families can relax knowing their valuable media is backed up while enjoying the ability to stream their content to a plethora of different devices from PCs and Macs to PS3s, Xbox 360s, and the latest connected TVs.”

The drives are available now in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities; the 2 TB version carries a suggested retail price of $399.99, while the 4 TB edition will be going for a suggested price of $699.99.

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