WD has introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition II
dual-drive network storage system in capacities of up to 4 TB. With
the double protection of two Mirrored (RAID 1) drives and continuous
backup software, the My Book World Edition II network storage system
provides an extra-safe place for users to back up and store the data
and digital media from all the computers on their network in one
central location. Available now at select retailers and the WD online
store, the new dual-drive systems join the recently introduced (Feb.
2009) My Book World Edition and are compatible with PC and Mac

According to a July 2008 report by research firm Parks Associates,
the number of households worldwide with data networks will grow from
around 170 million in 2008 to 240 million by year-end 2012. The firm
also reports that the average broadband household will see its
digital media storage needs grow to nearly 900 GB by year-end 2012.
In addition, consumers indicate that the most important feature for a
network-attached storage (NAS) device is the amount of available
storage. With its massive 4 TB capacity, the My Book World Edition II
network storage system will serve this rapidly growing need for home
data storage.

The My Book World Edition II network storage system uses RAID 1
(Mirrored(1)) technology to automatically and continuously maintain a
second copy of user’s data. If one drive in the two-drive system ever
fails, the system continues to run and the data is safe. In addition,
the new My Book World Edition II network hard drive includes software
that simplifies the task of setting up automatic and continuous data
backup for all the PCs in the home. The My Book World Edition II
storage systems ship in Mirrored mode and use half the capacity for
file redundancy.

With its media server capabilities and fast transfer speeds, this
high-capacity system makes it simple to build a centralized digital
media library that everyone can easily share. Music, photos and
videos can be streamed directly from the My Book World Edition II
storage system to any PC, Mac or connected DLNA media player (such as
TVs, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation3 game consoles or
wireless digital pictures frames) using the integrated UPnP
(Universal Plug and Play) media server and iTunes Music server
software. Users can also securely access their files from anywhere in
the world through the Internet using the free MioNet remote access
service included with every My Book World Edition II storage system.

“Families have more and more digital media like movies, photos and
music to store, share and protect. Having two drives inside the My
Book World Edition II network storage system, instantaneously and
automatically duplicating data, offers consumers the peace of mind of
double safe, real-time protection of their valuable content,” said
Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products
group. “Families can relax knowing their valuable media is backed up
while enjoying the ability to stream their content to a plethora of
different devices from PCs and Macs to PS3s, Xbox 360s and the latest
connected TVs.”

The new My Book World Edition II network storage systems are
available now in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities at select retailers and
WD’s online store (www.shopwd.com). MSRP for the My Book World
Edition II dual-drive storage system with 4 TB is $699.99 USD and 2
TB is $399.99 USD.