WD Introduces 6TB External Hard Drive to Support HD Content Creation

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Irvine, CA—Western Digital (WD), 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.

The drive combines its extended 6TB storage capacity and compatibility with Apple Time Machine. The system offers a quad interface to provide maximum performance and flexibility, including eSATA and FireWire 800 when maximum performance is essential, and FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 when system flexibility is most important.

“Thanks to advancements in HD video devices, including digital SLR cameras and HD video cameras, the quality and quantity of video content being produced by professionals and enthusiasts alike has grown at an astounding pace,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of Marketing for WD’s branded products group. “The My Book Studio Edition II drive now available with 6TB of storage provides creative individuals with the expanded storage and bandwidth they need to effectively shoot, edit and safely store their video productions without the need to compress their videos or reduce the overall quality of them for the sake of available space.”

Fast eSATA or FireWire 800 interfaces, combined with RAID-supported configurations, are said to yield the speed and responsiveness users need for a variety of tasks, including fast, smooth video editing; rendering complex 3D objects or special effects, and saving/transferring enormous blocks of data in a fraction of the time it once took.

Formatted for Mac computers, these new storage systems feature: four interfaces (FireWire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0); eco-friendly operation with WD GreenPower technology that consumes approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive external storage systems; efficient convection cooling architecture and a power-saving mode designed without a fan to run quietly; automatic and continuous backup software; user serviceability, enabling the user to open the enclosure and replace the drive inside; a capacity gauge to see how much space is available; and a 5-year limited warranty.

WD’s My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system in a 6TB capacity retails for $549.99.

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