WD releases 2TB external HDDs
New volumes for MyBook line
Western Digital has bumped up versions of its chunky MyBook external hard drives to a whopping 2TB of raw storage capacity.
The MyBook Studio Edition, Mac Edition, Home Edition and Essential Edition - the names may be slightly different, as are their port arrays and formatting, but they all now have 2TB models.
WD's MyBook: now up to 2TB
The Studio and Mac are both OS X-oriented drives, the former with USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and 800, and eSata ports, the latter with just a USB 2.0 connector. The Home Edition has USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and eSata, while the Essential is, again, USB-only.
Announced this week in the US, the My Book Studio Edition, Home Edition and Essential Edition 2TB external hard drives are available over there now. The Mac Edition 2TB will be available next month. Prices ranges from $330 to $380 (£226-260/€243-280).
The UK price for 2TB Essential will be £243. The price for 2TB My Book Studio will be £280. UK prices for other drives are TBC. ®
I was going to say "Mybook World Edition" but a quick check of WD's website reveals that this product is no longer a RAID drive. That's pretty disappointing.
No doubt they've done this to protect sales of "Sharespace," which costs twice as much.
but, 2x1tb is cheaper
I've got 4 of the MyBook Essentials now. they're on amazon for about 80quid each
so if the EU price for a 2tb is any more than 160 quid, it becomes a really expensive way to free up a usb slot
Can't wait for the useles stats to come out!
Wow, with this you can store 437,500 songs, or 2.5million photos or 104 days worth of video!
I better start snapping ... or downloading.
I wanted a 2TB MyBook Mirror (the RAID version, so my data is safe), I also wanted it to act as a NAS. They don't seem to do this combo.
I can have a 2TB RAID or a lower capacity NAS...