Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hard Drives

WD My Book World Edition Network Hard Drive

WESTERN DIGITAL BACK UP

Offers Plug and Play Installation and Automatic Continuous Backup To Keep the Entire Family’s Data Safe

WD (NYSE: WDC) , the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition™ network storage drive, simplifying the critical but tedious task of backing up an entire household’s precious files. Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, the new drive will be available in 1 terabyte and 2 terabyte capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac computers.

Consumers are amassing increasing amounts of digital media on their computers, including irreplaceable photos, movies and documents. While 70 percent of users in a recent WD study of 1,500 U.S. consumers claimed to be “backing up,” most use sporadic, tedious processes such as copying to CDs/DVDs or USB thumb drives. Having several computers multiplies the work. My Book World Edition network drives are designed to automate and simplify the backup chore for the 36 million networked homes in the U.S. according to research firm Parks Associates. Just plug the My Book World Edition drive into a network router, click a few buttons and the My Book World Edition storage device backs up the files from all the PCs and Macs on the network. Any changes to the files on these computers are automatically and continuously backed up to the drive.

“For easier safekeeping of personal files and media collections stored around the home, families need network storage solutions with true plug-and-play installation, automatic backup capability and familiar file organization,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates. “With My Book™ World Edition, WD is delivering peace-of-mind for users who want to easily back up all their computers, as well as bringing to the table media centralization, streaming and remote access functions for more advanced families.”

My Book World Edition’s massive capacities are available from any computer in the home. Combined with high performance, this makes it easy to build a shared digital media library. Music, photos and videos can be streamed directly from the My Book World Edition drive to any PC, Mac or connected DLNA media player (such as Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation3 game consoles, wireless digital pictures frames or TVs) using the integrated UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server and iTunes Music server software. Families can also securely access and share their centralized files from anywhere in the world where they have access to the Internet, using the My Book World Edition drive’s Web remote access service.

“Finding a simple way to stay backed up can be a daunting task for consumers, especially when there are multiple PCs to protect,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “With a My Book World Edition drive, it just takes a few simple steps for a family to automatically back up all the computers in their home and keep the backup continuously up to date. Media streaming and remote access add fun and flexibility to the mix making My Book World Edition a great choice for today’s digital home.”

Price and Availability
The new My Book World Edition network hard drives are available now in the 1 TB capacity and expected later this month in the 2 TB capacity at select retailers and WD’s online store (www.wdc.com). MSRP for the My Book World Edition storage system with 1 TB is $229.99 USD and 2 TB is $449.99 USD.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Features
The new My Book World Edition network hard drives feature:

  • Automatic, continuous backup for all the computers on your network;
  • Simple file recovery for lost or damaged files;
  • Centralized storage and sharing for all your family’s digital content;
  • Best-in-class performance;
  • Easy access to all your data from anywhere, anytime;
  • Works seamlessly on networks with both Windows and Mac computers;
  • Media server capability with DLNA 1.5 and UPnP certification to stream content to Xbox 360, Playstation3, wireless digital picture frames and connected audio receivers;
  • Centralize and stream music collection to a Mac or Windows PC using iTunes software;
  • Remote sharing of personal content like photos or documents with family and friends;
  • USB 2.0 Utility Port to turn any USB drive into an instant network drive or extra capacity for the My Book World Edition;
  • Cooler, quieter, eco-friendly design with WD GreenPower Drives which run cooler, quieter and consume up to 33 percent less power1;
  • Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on your drive;
  • High-speed data transfer with Gigabit Ethernet; and,
  • 3-year limited warranty.

Top 3 Features of My Book World Edition home network storage hard drives:

  • Automatic, continuous backup for all the computers on your network
  • Centralized storage and sharing for all your family’s digital content
  • Easy access to all your data from anywhere, anytime

Additional Features of My Book World Edition home network storage hard drives:

  • Seamless set up and discovery on PC or Mac
  • DLNA 1.5/UPnP Media server to stream content to Xbox 360, Playstation3, Wireless digital picture frames, and connected audio receivers
  • USB 2.0 for quick data transfer and storage expandability
  • WD GreenPower™ eco-friendly drive
  • Cool, quiet, fan-less design
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • MSRP $229.99 USD 1 TB capacity; MSRP $449.99 USD 2 TB capacity

1 Tests based on comparison between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive system using WD’s GreenPower drives

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

LED TV

The Frame is a head turning 4K QLED TV that hangs on your wall and looks like a piece of artwork.

Bookshelf Speakers

You don't need to speak french to hear how good a pair of $990 bookshelf speakers sound.

NAD Electronics

At $899 the NAD C 588 is an impressive well built turntable that has the ability to hear deep into every recording.

Over-Ear Headphones

Impressive, neutral sounding $500 over-ear headphones should appeal to audiophiles who want to hear everything, not just feel the bass.

Digital Music Systems

Easy to setup and use all-in-one wireless music player combines a stereo integrated amplifier, DAC, streaming player and app for audiophile-grade listening.

HiFiMAN

$349 open-back headphone will amaze first time listeners who have never tried planar magnetic headphones.

You May Also Like

Network Attached Storage

Western Digital just released a faster, new two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system, which is available diskless or with hard drives up to a...

News

See the official press release here: Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which...

External HDD

Western Digital today announced new USB 3.0 portable hard drives which have built-in WD SmartWare Pro backup software with Dropbox integration, hardware encryption and...

New Products

Western Digital introduced WD TV Play, a versatile media player that streams popular Internet channels, as well as personal photos, music and movies from...

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2020 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.