Was browsing for some external hard drives online the other day when I came across the latest product from Western Digital, the My Book Studio Edition II. This external hard drive is ideal for those who work with and store high-quality files like HD (High-definition) photos and videos. This device has a 6TB storage capacity and features a dual-drive storage system, a built-in eSATA, a USB 2.0 port, FireWire 800 ports and a FireWire 800-to-400 adapter that makes it compatible with a lot of systems. The My Book Studio Edition II can also be configured to work as either a mirrored or striped RAID.
The Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II is primarily designed and geared for Mac users as these dual-drive storage systems are formatted for the Mac OS and supports Apple’s Time Machine backup software. However, Western Digital hasn’t left out Windows users by providing the necessary software to reformat the drive and make it compatible with Windows 7 and Vista systems.
Eco-conscious consumers would be happy to know that the My Book Studio Edition II drives use GreenPower Technology which uses approximately 33% less power than regular dual-disk storage system which at the same time keeps the hardware cool without the help of a cooling fan.
The Western Digital 6TB My Book Studio Edition II retails for $549. Aside from the 6TB model, the My Book Studio Edition II also has a 4TB version for $459 and a 2TB model retailing for $249. Btw, the 2TB model is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and Windows 2000/XP.
The My Book Studio Edition II external hard drives are available from the Western Digital online store.