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WD Intros New My Book Studio Desktop Drives

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: WD Intros New My Book Studio Desktop Drives Reply with quote

WD Intros New My Book Studio Desktop Drives
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

Western Digital today introduced their new My Book Studio external desktop drives for Mac users. The new drives feature a customizable front "e-label" that is always visible, even when unplugged, which allows users to see what is stored on the drive. They also come equipped with WD SmartWare software for management and a FireWire 800 interface to give users the speed they need for demanding tasks like photo and video editing and graphic design. The new My Book Studio drives are offered in capacities of 500 GB, 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB. Pricing for the line starts at $149.99.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These look pretty sweet. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they look really nice. That panel on the front should be better than the fuel gauge or whatever they called it on the older MyBooks. I mean, they were basically worthless. You can't even see them on mine with the two circles.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just might have to get one. I'm huge sucker for LED and VFD displays on gear for some reason. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grover Time wrote:
I'm huge sucker for LED and VFD displays on gear for some reason. Laughing

Me too. I just installed an M-Play Blast on my gaming and ripping tower not long ago. It looks really cool.

These new drives from WD look cool. I wonder how long it will take for them to bring this panel over to the Studio Edition II with RAID?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad the labels aren't pixel-based, you're stuck with that layout and 14-segment text display.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool that's a nice looking drive!!!!

Wonder if it is fan cooled??
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty, but expensive! Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
Cool that's a nice looking drive!!!!

Wonder if it is fan cooled??

The older ones don't have a fan, but this one looks a little different on the back. I sorta doubt it does though.
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