Western Digital Drops 6TB of Storage in the MyBook Studio II

first_imgNews of the death of traditional, spinning hard drives may be more than a little bit exaggerated: today Western Digital announced the new MyBook Studio Edition II series of hard drives that top off at a dizzying 6TB. The drive system will set you back $549.99 retail price, and if you don’t need a full 6TB you can pick up 2TB and 4TB versions for less. The MyBook Studio Edition II is designed to provide instant access to large media and a safe backup solution for people who have lots of large files they need to move off of their computer regularly. Western Digital is specifically targeting businesses and creative professionals who work with huge amounts of data with the drives, and offers four different interfaces to connect your computer to the drive, including Firewire 400, Firewire 800, eSATA, and USB 2.0. It’s surprising that Western Digital didn’t drop USB 3.0 or Intel and Apple’s new Thunderbolt interface technology on the MyBook Studio II.The drive will mount immediately in MacOS, and is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine backup software. Windows users will have to run Windows 7 or Vista to use the drive since Windows XP won’t support drive sizes larger than 2TB, and the drive includes backup and setup software for Windows users. The drive even sports an e-ink display on the front that shows you how full the drive is so you can tell when it’s time to buy another one – assuming you can fill one, that is.AdChoices广告last_img

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