3 TB Mac-friendly back-up drives from WD

Looking more like a sleek kitchen appliance than a piece of tech, Western Digital (WD) has released its latest version of the My Book Studio external hard drive for use with Mac computers and the Apple Time Machine.

Sporting a 3 TB storage capacity, the new design features a brushed aluminum casing to match the appearance of a Mac computer, and also serves to keep the drive cool while in use.

The aluminium exterior, combined with its WD Caviar Green hard drive eliminates the need for an internal fan to reduce drive noise and extend the life of the drive. Although formatted for Mac computers, the My Book Studio external hard drives can also be reformatted for use by a PC or Android-running machine.

The My Book Studio external hard drive includes all the features and benefits that have made it one of the favourites among Mac users, including FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, user-controlled automatic backup software and drive management, password protection and hardware encryption.

Shipping in capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB, the My Book Studio drive includes the WD Caviar Green series of internal hard drives with WD GreenPower Technology.

The unite comes with:  

  • External hard drive  
  • FireWire 800 cable  
  • FireWire 800 to 400 adapter  
  • USB 2.0 cable  
  • AC adapter  
  • WD SmartWare  
  • Quick Install Guide

3 TB RRP: $299.99

See www.westerndigital.com