LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 24, 2007 — Expanding its lineup of consumer-friendly, easy-to-use external hard drives, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced that all models of its My Book™ dual-drive storage appliances are now available in capacities up to 2 TB (terabyte). From remote access and sharing anywhere in the world to simple add-on storage, backup and mirroring, the My Book dual-drive storage systems meet a variety of needs generated by today’s increasing volume of digital content. The new 2 TB capacity is now available on WD’s My Book World Edition™ II, My Book Pro Edition™ II, My Book Premium Edition™ II models.
“The explosive growth in devices that create rich multimedia content - from digital cameras to music players to digital video camcorders - continues to drive consumers” insatiable demand for more storage capacity. The popular My Book family of external drives delivers peace of mind in a simple solution that can provide remote access, sharing, protection and storing of precious files,” said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD’s Branded Products and Consumer Electronics businesses.
Extra Data Protection
The system can be set by users to reserve half of its capacity to mirror users” data in real time using RAID technology - in this case, the RAID 1 setting.
Remote Access and Sharing, Simple Add-on Storage
The unique remote-access of WD’s My Book World Edition II storage appliance offers users a surprisingly simple and secure way to access and share data, photos, and music at home, in the office, and anywhere in the world - even when their local computer is off.
WD’s My Book Pro Edition II and Premium Edition II are the easiest way to add extra storage to a PC or Mac® and offer plenty of room to back up and store precious data. Each member of the My Book family solves storage needs for a variety of consumers and their respective purposes: from simple, plug-and-play backup to high-performance additional storage for massive audio/video projects.
Availability and Pricing
WD’s My Book family of dual-drive storage appliances with up to 2 TB are available now at select retail stores, online retailers and in the United States directly from WD at www.shopwd.com. Estimated pricing for the My Book Dual-drive storage appliances with 2 TB capacity ranges from $749 USD to $799 USD depending upon model.
A 3-D view and more information on the My Book family of external storage products can be found at www.wdmybook.com.