Western Digital Ups My Book Line of External Storage to 2TB

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wdAs the price of HD camcorders continue to fall and the digicam megapixel arms race wages on, big storage is needed more than ever before. Western Digital has stepped up to the plate to satiate your storage needs by bumping its entire My Book line up to 2TB. Although not particularly revolutionary (LaCie also has 2TB drives), this increase expands the capacity the My Book Studio Edition, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Home Edition, and My Book Essential Edition drives by including 2TB of storage in a single hard disk.  Let's break down the features.

My Book Studio Edition and My Book Mac Edition are formatted for Apple notebooks and are aimed squarely at creative professionals and video editors.  The My Book Studio Edition features FireWire 400, FireWire 800, eSATA, and, of course, USB. My Book Mac Edition ditches the high-speed connections, in favor of just USB. My Book Home Edition comes equipped with backup software, as well as FireWire 400, eSATA, and USB ports. My Book Essential Edition features just a USB interface.

All of the drives feature and environmentally friendly design that save power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity, a capacity gauge, and Kensington lock to prevent unsavory characters from walking off with your drive.

My Book Studio Edition, My Book Home Edition, and My Book Essential Edition are available now (My Book Mac Edition will be ready for purchase next month). If you're eager to make the 2TB jump, expect street prices ranging from $329 to $379.

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