WD, a leader in external storage solutions, introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition II dual- drive network storage system in capacities of up to 4 TB. With the double protection of two Mirrored (RAID 1) drives and continuous backup software, the My Book World Edition II network storage system provides an extra-safe place for users to back up and store the data and digital media from all the computers on their network in one central location. Available now at select retailers and the WD online store, the new dual-drive systems join the recently introduced (Feb. 2009) My Book World Edition and are compatible with PC and Mac computers.
The My Book World Edition II network storage system uses RAID 1 (Mirrored[1]) technology to automatically and continuously maintain a second copy of user’s data. If one drive in the two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run and the data is safe. In addition, the new
My Book World Edition II network hard drive includes software that simplifies the task of setting up automatic and continuous data backup for all the PCs. The My Book World Edition II storage systems ship in Mirrored mode and use half the capacity for file redundancy.
With its media server capabilities and fast transfer speeds, this high-capacity system makes it simple to build a centralised digital media library that everyone can easily share. Users can also securely access their files from anywhere in the world through the Internet using the free MioNet remote access service included with every My Book World Edition II storage system.
Price and availability
The new My Book World Edition II network storage systems are available now in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities at select retailers and WD’s online store. MSRP for the My Book World Edition II dual-drive storage system with 4 TB is $699.99 USD and 2 TB is $349.99 USD.
The new My Book World Edition II network drive features:
– Automatic, continuous backup for all the computers on your network;
– Dual-drive system that mirrors valuable data for extra safe data protection;
– Centralised storage and sharing for all of your family’s digital content;
– Streaming to any connected PC, Mac or DLNA certified game console or media player;
– Easy remote access to all your data from anywhere, anytime;
– Works seamlessly on networks with both Windows and Mac computers;
– Ability to centralize and stream music collection to a Mac or Windows PC using iTunes software;
– USB 2.0 port to turn any USB drive into an instant network drive or extra capacity for the My Book World Edition II;
– Cooler, quieter, eco-friendly design with drives using WD GreenPower Technology which run cooler, quieter and consume up to 33 percent less power[2];
– User serviceable;
– Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on your drive;
– High-speed data transfer with Gigabit Ethernet; and,
– 3-year limited warranty.

[1] System can be reconfigured to RAID 0 (Striped) to utilise the full capacity for data storage and eliminate the extra data protection offered in RAID 1 (Mirrored) setting.
[2]Tests based on comparison between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive system using WD’s GreenPower Technology

Ketaki Banga

Ten years of content creation, strategising and managing the big picture. I write across various subjects and media including print, online, documentaries, television, advertising and marketing-communication. Currently, as the editor of SME Advisor Middle East – a magazine for small and medium enterprises – I handle print, online initiatives, magazine events and business development. Prior to this, I worked with ZK McCann Tanzania, handling brand strategy and campaigns in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi for clients such as Celtel (telecom), CRDB (bank), TANESCO (electricity), TTCL (telecom), PSI (Population Services International—an NGO), TCC (Tanzania Cigarette Company), TBL (Tanzania Breweries Limited), Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, Coke, Gapco (petrol), Hitachi, and more. In India, besides working with various publications, I was also a lead content developer with Tata Interactive Systems, an e-learning company that caters to top international clients. My job involved understanding instructional design fundamentals to design and develop educational and training content ranging across K-12, university, corporate and government lines of businesses.