WD My Book drives for PC and Mac have been redesigned, improving on their data protection and providing as much as 4 TB of storage capacity. The improvements would do well with people who create and collect large volumes of data, video, music and photos.
Now with a faster USB 3.0 port, the new My Book lines are available in 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for the largest content collections.
Keeping huge capacity storage will guarantee enough space for backing up data, particularly critical data and important documents and files.
The new drives’ data protection features, which can be used for big content collections, include the WD SmartWare Pro automatic back-up software with Dropbox integration. The feature offers cloud backup to your Dropbox account.
The WD Edition of Acronis True Image feature also enables users to execute a full system backup and securely delete digital files and programs.
“The new generation of My Book external hard drives provides greater speed, flexibility, content safety, and system security for our customers,” explains Scott Steffens, general manager of WD’s consumer storage products group.
“Consumers are creating, downloading, and storing more digital content than ever before and our line of desktop drives are equipped with capacities and security measures to keep it all backed-up and protected against system disaster, damage or theft.”
Features of the redesigned WD My Book Line
- Security measures against unauthorized access to the drive are handled through WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software with hardware encryption and password protection.
- To protect files against theft, fire, flood or other natural disaster, My Book integrates Dropbox to store files in the cloud.
- For full system backup and secure deletion of files, My Book includes Acronis True Image (ATI) WD Edition. ATI WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on the PC and can be used to securely delete any confidential data no longer needed. ATI WD is also used for disaster recovery in case of a fatal system crash, recovering the entire PC including files, software and preferences.
- The My Book for Mac will also incorporate SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and UAS connectivity for increased speed and flexibility.
- Available in 2TB / 3TB capacities, My Book for Mac is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine for safe and effective backup of files. The drive is equipped with WD Security software for password protection and hardware encryption to protect files from unauthorized access, and comes with WD Utilities, which allows users to register drives, run diagnostics, and more.
Pricing and Availability
My Book and My Book for Mac hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and is available at selected retailers and distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on My Book 4 TB will be PHP 9,990, and the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on My Book for Mac 2TB will be PHP 6,090 and PHP 7,590 for the 3 TB.