A Western Digital já fez antes drives externos de 2TB, mas esta é a primeira vez que eles fazem isso com um único disco de 2TB.

Ao usar um disco de 2TB em vez de, digamos, dois discos de 1TB, os drives ocupam menos espaço no seu desktop e são em geral mais simples (um em vez de dois). Estes drives chegarão para as edições My Book Studio, My Book Mac, My Book Home e My Book Essential da linha da Western Digital. Leia o press release a seguir:

 

My Book Studio Edition & My Book Mac Edition
Formatted[1] for Mac computers, these drives are an ideal solution for creative professionals and video editors. The My Book Studio Edition is equipped with high speed FireWire® 400/800 and eSATA interfaces as well as the popular USB 2.0 interface and a 5-year limited warranty. My Book Mac Edition external drives feature a USB 2.0 interface and a 1-year limited warranty.

My Book Home Edition
Equipped with continuous backup software and high-speed eSATA and FireWire 400 as well as USB 2.0 interfaces, My Book Home Edition carries a 3-year limited warranty. My Book Home Edition is designed for PC users that need an effortless way to preserve digital pictures.

My Book Essential Edition
My Book Essential Edition offers an easy way to add storage capacity to home or office computers. The drives are equipped with a USB 2.0 interface that provides convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.
The entire family of My Book external hard drives features:
– New 2 TB capacities allowing users to store and backup all their data in one central location;
– Elegant, small footprint design;
– Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much capacity is available on the drive (not available on the My Book Essential Edition drive);
– Environmentally friendly design that saves power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity;
– SmartPower™ features that turns the drive on and off with the computer and Safe Shutdown™ that prevents the drive from being powered down until all the data has been written[2];
– Kensington® Security Slot that allows users to secure drive to their desk with the separate purchase of a Kensington lock kit; and,
– 1-year limited warranty.

 

Eles já estão disponíveis por algo entre 330 e 380 dólares.