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TMO at E3 - Western Digital Intros Networked Hard Drive, Lighted Combo Drive

by , 12:00 AM EDT, May 19th, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- Western Digital, which is in attendance at 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), has introduced its latest storage products: the NetCenter Networked Drive and the WD Extreme Lighted Combo Drive. The NetCenter drive features 320GB of storage and 10/100Base-T Ethernet connectivity. Users run Western Digital's EasyLink utility to access the drive over the network. Pricing is US$399 and Mac OS X v10.1.5 and Safari 1.0.3 or Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 are required.

The WD Extreme Lighted Combo Drive has been redesigned from its earlier iteration and features a clear case with lights that can be customized to blink fast or slow as well as morph into different colors. It features a Western Digital Caviar SE drive spinning at 7200 RPM and USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity and comes in 120GB ($179.99), 250GB ($249.99) and 320GB ($299.99) capacities. Mac OS X v10.1.5 or higher is required.

Western Digital noted that customers who visit its E3 page can receive a $20 discount on the Extreme Lighted Combo Drive and a $30 discount on the NetCenter drive, as long as their orders are received before June 30. Both products ship in July.

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