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WD Introduces 6 TB External HDD to Support Increased HD Content Creation by Pros

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Western Digital, the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system with a massive 6 terabytes (TB) of storage to meet the capacity needs of today's creative pros and Mac enthusiasts who create, store, edit and archive large HD video and photo files. The new capacity provides users 33 percent more storage than the previous capacity, while maintaining the same footprint.

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All these new releases that I'm seeing are not including the newest USB 3.0 standard.

WD is not the only maker that is on this trend.

Why don't these companies step up and use USB 3.0?... It is backward compatible.
 

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All these new releases that I'm seeing are not including the newest USB 3.0 standard.

WD is not the only maker that is on this trend.

Why don't these companies step up and use USB 3.0?... It is backward compatible.
I assume they have shitloads of 2.0 connectors they have to use somewhere. ^^
 
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Uh, it's obviously aimed at Mac users. There are NO macs with USB 3.0 as of yet. Can the drives in the enclosure really make USB 3.0 worthwhile on a device like this?

I think that part of it is that consumers (non-ethusiasts) don't really care about USB 3.0, as USB 2.0 is plenty fast for them and it's cheaper and already in the components they have.
 
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lol Not compatible with Mac OSX Tiger.
Cool that they have this large amount of storage available in one box.
 

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am i the only one who gets annoyed at seeing "6TB drive" and then finding out its just two drives?

while this is the fault of the marketers and not btarunr, damn it pisses me off.
 
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Uh, it's obviously aimed at Mac users. There are NO macs with USB 3.0 as of yet. Can the drives in the enclosure really make USB 3.0 worthwhile on a device like this?

I think that part of it is that consumers (non-ethusiasts) don't really care about USB 3.0, as USB 2.0 is plenty fast for them and it's cheaper and already in the components they have.
well usb 3.0 will make it do do around 300 MB/s if they have RAIDED the internals, if not it will be around 100 MB/s, not to bad, considering that USB 2.0 only does 35 MB/s
 
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no active cooling, no USB 3, no ethernet - FAIL

First thing i see is this thing breaking when it gets hot, then how is a HD content creation pro going to benefit in any way?... its slow, much slower than an internal drive and any Pro working with HD content will have an internal/external raid storage setup to handle the streaming bitrates etc... this really is crap, its just another external drive but it has a capacity of 6TB (wonder how long that would take to transfer over usb2)
 
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Wut? Why is that? File system or something? Pretty stupid either way. :(
Dunno. Thats what the front of the box says.

am i the only one who gets annoyed at seeing "6TB drive" and then finding out its just two drives?
Agreed. The average person also does NOT know that 3x 2TB HDDs are cheaper than this.
Hell, even 2x 3TB HDDs are cheaper. You also have some money left over to buy a hot swap bay in the front of your case or whatever.

no active cooling, no USB 3, no ethernet - FAIL
Can't say I disagree.