Western Digital announced a new two-disk raid called My Book Studio Edition II, and the company is aiming it at “creative pros and Mac enthusiasts.” The relatively small enclosure holds up to 6TB of storage, and it’s Time Machine-friendly out of the box. Windows users, however, can reformat the drives for their OS.
The drive is a quad interface device — WD is pushing its FW800 support, but it also has FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA support. The company is also labelling it “eco-friendly” in that it uses “approximately one-third less power than standard dual drive external storage systems.”
The enclosure is also relatively small, at 6.54” tall, 3.87” wide, and 6.06” deep.
WD’s site is a little vague on which RAID versions the device supports, but it appears to support RAID 0 (striping) and RAID 1 (mirrored). The company has not yet returned our request for clarification, but we’ll update this article as soon as we get an answer.
The device is priced at US$549, and it’s available now on WD’s website. There’s also a 4TB version for $459 and a 2TB for $249.
Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition II Two-Disk RAID
Source: Western Digital