Western Digital Ups External Hard Drive Storage to 2TB

Western Digital on Thursday announced that its line of My Book external hard drives now includes a 2TB version available in the following: Studio Edition, with FireWire 400/800, eSATA, and USB 2.0 connectivity; Mac Edition, with a USB 2.0 interface; Home Edition, with eSATA, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 ports, along with a three-year warranty; and Essential Edition, with a USB 2.0 connection.

All My Book drives include a SmartPower feature that turns it on and off with the computer, a Safe Shutdown feature that keeps it from powering down until all data has been written, and a Kensington Security Slot. All of the new 2TB models are available now except the Mac Edition, which will ship next month. Prices begin at US$329.99.