Sooner or later, you'll need the My Book Studio Edition II
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Sooner or later, you'll need the My Book Studio Edition II


Want huge storage? Western Digital (http://www.wd.com) provides it with its My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system, which has a massive 6 terabytes (TB) of storage. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is US$549.99, which is a reasonable price tag, especially considering it comes with a five-year warranty.

What's more, the WD drive doesn't consume nearly as much desktop space as you might think. The new capacity provides users 33% more storage than the previous capacity, while maintaining the same footprint.

Once a 6TB solution would have been considered solely a business product. Now, however, with so many of us storing digital songs, videos, photos and more, the My Studio Edition II fits in perfectly with the "digital lifestyle." In fact, I now use it both as my primary Time Machine back-up and as a place to store my Handbrake-converted DVD-to-digital-video files.

The WD solution is also extremely flexible. It comes with eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity. A nice touch: the included cables have little icon stickers to let you know what plug they connect to (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 or eSATA).

Sure, Thunderbolt support would be nice, but the FW800 connection works just fine with my iMac. Also, it's user serviceable, meaning you can open the enclosure and replace the drive inside, if needed.

There are RAID-supported configurations for those that need such options. Additionally, the My Book Studio is "green" thanks to WD's GreenPower Technology that consumes approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive external storage systems.

Another advantage is that it runs quietly. Thanks to its convection cooling architecture and power-saving mode, it's designed without a fan. It sits on my desktop behind my iMac, and I never hear a peep out of the My Book Studio Edition II.

It also comes with automatic and continuous backup software. If you don't want to use said software, you don't have to. The WD drive is plug and play compatible with a Mac right out of the box. Just connect it, and you're good to go.

My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available now at WD's online store (http:www.wdstore.com). If you're a business, I can't recommend the drive highly enough. If you're a home user and think you don't need such a high capacity drive, you may be right. For now.

But within 12 months, I'll bet you change your mind.

Rating: 10 out of 10

-- Dennis Sellers

 
Community Search:
MacNews Search:
See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Pocket Arcade Story (Games)
Pocket Arcade Story 1.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.00 (iTunes) Description: Here comes a new challenger: it's the arcade simulation game you've been waiting for! Build your very own gaming paradise packed with heaps of game machines and more! | Read more »
How to get coins faster in Rodeo Stamped...
There comes a time in a cowboy or cowgirl's life when all the riding and lassoing skills in the world aren't enough. You're going to need some cold, hard cash to keep your sky zoo expanding in Rodeo Stampede. [Read more] | Read more »
How to out-do Cam Newton in Can You Dab?
The thing about dance crazes is that you're never really sure when they've run their course. Take the Dab, for instance. Propelled by its adoption as the touchdown celebration of choice for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the Dab seemed like it was so 2015. [Read more] | Read more »
Artik Games releases Splashy Cats for An...
Splashy Cats had us hooked from the title alone, and when we found out the game was literally just zig-zagging one of our favourite pop-culture references, guised as a playable cat character, down a river – our appetites were whetted to say the least… The title managed to reel in an impressive 200,000 downloads within only 48 hours of its release... | Read more »
Battle Cars (Games)
Battle Cars 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Welcome to the world of Battle Cars.Battle Cars is a classic arcade top-down racing game with fast mini cars and funny weapons to destroy your opponents!Play the career mode to upgrade your cars and unlock new tracks, or go online... | Read more »
How to get started with live.ly
One could be forgiven for thinking that there are already plenty of streaming video apps out there. It's just that the App Store charts would insist that you're mistaken. [Read more] | Read more »
Rodeo Stampede: Guide to all Savannah an...
A "gotta catch 'em all" joke seems appropriate here, even though we're talking animals in Rodeo Stampede and not pocket monsters. By now you've probably had plenty of rides, tamed some animals and built yourself a pretty nice zoo | Read more »
Is there cross-platform play in slither....
So you've sunken plenty of hours into crawling around in slither.io on your iPhone or iPad. You've got your stories of tragedy and triumph, the times you coiled four snakes at one time balanced out by the others when you had a length of more than 30,000 and some little jerk swerved in front of you at the last second. [Read more] | Read more »
Rodeo Stampede guide to running a better...
In Rodeo Stampede, honing your skills so you can jump from animal to animal and outrun the herd as long as possible is only half the fun. Once you've tamed a few animals, you can bring them home with you. [Read more] | Read more »
VoxSyn (Music)
VoxSyn 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: VoxSyn turns your voice into the most flexible vocal sound generator ever. Instantly following even subtle modulations of pitch and spectral changes of your voice VoxSyn creates signature vocal sounds far beyond traditional vocoding. | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.