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WD Announces New Generation My Book Studio External HDDs for Macs

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  1. btarunr

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    Western Digital 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.

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    "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.
     
  2. TheLostSwede

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    I thought WD got Apple's memo that they've moved on from FireWire to Thunderbolt...
     
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    Would love the looks of that if it was matte black.
     
  4. Yukikaze

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    No USB3 and no Thunderbolt. Eh.....ugh.
     
  5. KGB7 New Member

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    Exactly. What .. TF are they thinking??
     
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    Firewire 800 is actually a good performer in the real world. I doubt the internal drive can really move data fast enough for USB 3 or Thunderbolt to really matter.

    This is a good looking enclosure design on WD's part.
     
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    The WD Caviar Green drive will max out Firewire 800. Some of their Green drives will do 110MB/s.
     
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    Yes but even a lot of Mac's lack it.
     
  9. Trackr New Member

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    So they'll be missing 10-whole-megabytes.
     

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