WD offers Mac users USB 3.0 connectivity with new My Book Studio external hard drive

WD has announced a new version of the My Book Studio external hard drive.

November 2, 2012

4 TB capacity, premium aluminium enclosure and hardware-based encryption that protects against unauthorised access to valuable content

WD , a leader in external storage and connected life solutions, has announced a new version of the My Book Studio external hard drive. USB 3.0 capability is now extended to this family of My Book Studio hard drives and provides data transfer speeds up to three times faster than USB 2.0. WD has also introduced the addition of a massive 4 TB capacity in a single-drive configuration making it a perfect solution for backing up large amounts of digital content. The My Book Studio drive is designed with a premium aluminium enclosure and will be available in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities.

The My Book Studio drive’s features and benefits have made it a favourite among creative professionals and Mac computer enthusiasts, including working seamlessly with Apple Time Machine, for protecting and backing up their valuable professional and personal content. The My Book Studio external hard drive includes WD Security, which allows users to password protect their drive along with 256-bit hardware-based encryption for added security against unauthorised access to the drive and its contents.

“WD’s My Book Studio with USB 3.0 delivers extreme transfer speeds while maintaining the standard USB and FireWire connections computer users prefer,” says Anamika Budree, country manager – South Africa at Western Digital. “Its large capacity, combined with a premium aluminium enclosure, hardware-based encryption, and compatibility with Apple Time Machine, provide Mac users with a fast, secure and complete system for preserving their valuable content.”

Pricing and Availability
The My Book Studio external hard drive comes with a 3-year limited warranty and is available in South Africa in mid-November and will retail for a recommended retail price of R1 999.00 for the 2TB, R2 599.00 for the 3TB and R3 299.00 for the 4TB. WD will continue to offer its My Book Studio drive with USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity for legacy systems.