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Western Digital confirms 3TB hard drive!

 

 

Western Digital confirms 3TB hard drive!

With over 30 years in the computer hardware industry, Western Digital has been in the news again with yet another release of their fast-growing line-up of HDDs.

The ‘MyBook Studio’ has been announced with a whopping 3 terabytes of storage! With a Apple Mac-themed brushed aluminium casing, these hard drive models sport the Western Digital Caviar Green HDDs to handle the I/O ports.
It comes equipped with 2 FireWire ports, both the 400 and the 800 kind and it also features the USB 2.0 interfaces for fast connectivity.

Here is a peek at the press release after the break:

WD’s New My Book Studio Drive Matches Mac Aesthetics and Performs to Creative Pro Standards.

 

3 TB Capacity, FireWire™ Speed, Brushed Aluminum Casing, and Automated Backup Features Make Storage as Easy as Plug-and-Save.

 

IRVINE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) today announced that its newest generation of the popular My Book® Studio™ external hard drives are designed for use with Mac® computers and Apple Time Machine. Now available with a 3 TB storage capacity, the new design features a brushed aluminum casing to match the appearance of a Mac computer, and also serves to keep the drive cool while in use. The aluminum exterior, combined with its WD® Caviar® Green™ drives, eliminates the need for an internal fan to reduce drive noise and extend the life of the drive. Although formatted for Mac computers, the My Book Studio external hard drives can also be reformatted for PCs.

 

The My Book Studio external hard drive includes all the features and benefits that have made it one of the favorites among creative professionals and Mac computer enthusiasts, including its fast and flexible FireWire™ 800/400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, user-controlled automatic backup software and drive management, password protection and hardware encryption. Shipping in capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB, the My Book Studio drive includes the WD Caviar Green series of internal hard drives with WD GreenPower Technology™.

 

“WD has updated the design of its My Book Studio drive while providing natural cooling features delivered by the new aluminum enclosure,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “The drive will maintain all the features that are important to the creative community, including high speed FireWire 800 and adding large capacities up to 3 TB.”

 

Pricing and Availability

 

WD’s My Book Studio is available on the WD store at www.wdstore.com and at select retailers and distributors. MSRP for My Book Studio with 1 TB is $149.99 USD; MSRP for My Book Studio with 2 TB is $199.99 USD; MSRP for My Book Studio with 3 TB is $249.99 USD.

 

Source:  Engadget

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