WD Unveils Eco-Friendly Storage

WD unveils high-performance, eco-friendly storage for creative professionals and Mac computer enthusiasts

April 2, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. and LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- Photoshop World Booth No. 604 -WD(R) (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its My Book(R) Studio Edition(TM) II high-performance dual-drive storage systems which are designed to seamlessly work with Mac(R) computers and provide an ideal blend of power savings and high performance. Available now at select retailers and the WD online store (www.shopwd.com), the new My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available in capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB.

The new eco-friendly(1) dual-drive My Book Studio Edition II external storage systems use WD's GreenPower(TM) hard drives for power savings and cool and quiet operation. The system's dual-drive, RAID 0 configuration and high-speed interfaces deliver high performance for creative professionals, workgroups, small offices and anyone looking for fast data transfer.

Formatted(2) for Mac computers, these new storage systems feature: extra-fast performance with four interfaces (FireWire(R) 400/800, eSATA, USB 2.0); factory-shipped in RAID 0 (Striped) configuration [RAID 1 (Mirrored) configurable]; cool, eco-friendly operation with WD GreenPower drives that consume approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive external storage systems and efficient convection cooling architecture and power-saving mode; designed without a fan to run quietly; 5-year limited warranty; automatic and continuous backup software; capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on the system; intelligent drive management features, including automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown(TM) and LED status and activity lights(3); user serviceability, enabling owner to open the enclosure and replace the drive inside; and elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other Mac products.

"WD developed the My Book Studio Edition II external drives to satisfy the needs of Mac enthusiasts and creative professionals who require extra-fast performance, but also want it to be as environmentally friendly as possible," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "Configured with RAID 0 out of the box, photographers, graphic artists, videographers, and others who require large amounts of storage will experience high performance combined with power savings and quiet operation when they use the new My Book Studio Edition II storage system."

Western Digital Corp.

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