WD My Book Studio – Now your external hard drive for backup can look Mac-ish, thanks to Western Digital. Its latest WD My Book Studio external hard drive new design features a brushed aluminum casing just like your Mac. This aluminum casing enclosure design is also for keeping the drive cooler, as much as aesthetic purpose. The drive is available in 1 TB, 2 TB, and even 3 TB so you can back up as much as you want in there, no matter what you throw at it! A 3 TB hard drive is much more than enough unless if you are in a video production industry (as raw video files can be in Gigabytes!)
WD My Book Studio Features
- Aluminum enclosure
Cool to touch and cool to operate. Not to mention looks “Mac-ish”, suitable as a Time Machine backup drive!
- WD Caviar Green drives
Cool, quiet, and eco-friendly drive from Western Digital.
- FireWire 800
Can be hooked to a FireWire port for a speedier transfer or hook it into the usual USB 2.0 interface.
- Plug-and-play ready for Mac users
Comes preformatted for Mac machines, just plug and use on your Mac machines. Great if you are a Mac user who doesn’t understand about partitioning or reformatting a drive with a filesystem.
- Also compatible with Windows, although requires reformatting the drive (no big deal)
- Comes with WD SmartWare Software
An automated backup software that’s easy to use and powerful. Interface looks great too (from the screenshots).
“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.”
WD My Book Studio is now available in Australia. WD My Book Studio RRP:
- 1 TB WD My Book Studio (WDBC3G0010HAL) – $179.99
- 2 TB WD My Book Studio (WDBC3G0020HAL) – $229.99
- 3 TB WD My Book Studio (WDBC3G0030HAL) – $299.99