Sydney, Australia- July 08, 2009 -Western Digital introduced its newly redesigned My Book® World Edition™ II dual- drive network storage system with up to 4 TB storage capacities (the first My Book World Edition was introduced back in February 2009). The “Second edition” has 2 Mirrored (Radi1) drives and continuous backup software. It provides an easy and safe mechanism for users to back up your data (personal documents data and also media files).
With the RAID technology implemented on the storage device, you’ll never lose personal and crucial information at critical moments. If 1 drive in the two-drive system fails, the system still runs from the second drive until you replace the fail drive. My Book World Edition II also includes easy to use backup software to set up automatic and continuous data backup for all your PCs at home. So, yes, it can be used to back up your whole network, not just on a single PC!
Not to mention that My Book World Edition II can also be used to directly stream music, photos, and videos to any PC, MAC or connected DLNA® media player (such as TVs, Microsoft® Xbox 360 and Sony® PlayStation®3 game consoles or wireless digital pictures frames) using the integrated UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server and iTunes® Music server software. You can also access the files through the net using MioNet® remote access service included for free.
Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products group said:
Families have more and more digital media like movies, photos and music to store, share and protect. Having two drives inside the My Book World Edition II network storage system, instantaneously and automatically duplicating data, offers consumers the peace of mind of double safe, real-time protection of their valuable content. Families can relax knowing their valuable media is backed up while enjoying the ability to stream their content to a plethora of different devices from PCs and Macs to PS3s, Xbox 360s and the latest connected TVs.
Western Digital 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;
- Centralized 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 ;
- User serviceable;
- Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on your drive;
- High-speed data transfer with Gigabit Ethernet;
Western Digital My Book® World Edition™ II RRP: AU $999.99.
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty.