4TB network storage system in SA

Western Digital introduces home based network storage to SA

September 22, 2009

Western Digital introduces home based network storage to SA

Local distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has introduced Western Digital’s (WD) My Book World Edition II dual-drive network storage system which offers 4TB (terabytes) of storage.

The system incorporates two Mirrored (RAID 1) drives and continuous backup software to back up and store data from all the computers on their network in one central location.

The RAID 1 technology automatically and continuously maintains a second copy of the data.  Therefore, if one drive in the two-drive the system ever fails it continues to run and the data is safe.

“The My Book World Edition’s two drives provide households and small businesses’ with real-time and safe protection of their valuable data. It is reassuring to know that when you are using a number of devices the content will be stored regardless,” comments Vassen Naicker, Western Digital Product Specialist at distributor DCC.

The My Book World Edition II media server capabilities and transfer speeds enable users to build a centralised digital media library.

For example, music, photos and videos can be streamed to any PC, Mac or connected DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard 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.

245 companies comprise DLNA. They include consumer electronics, computer and mobile device manufacturers. DLNA also includes many component and software developers. DLNA member companies seek to create new products that are compatible by using open standards and widely available industry specifications.