4TB Storage With My Book II

Huge network storage system aimed at the home market

My Book World Edition II is a dual-drive network storage system in capacities of up to 4 TB, which the manufacturer claims will needed by up 240 million households by 2012.

According to a July 2008 report by research firm Parks Associates, the number of households worldwide with data networks will grow from around 170 million in 2008 to 240 million by year-end 2012. The firm also reports that the average broadband household will see its digital media storage needs grow to nearly 900GB in that time.

In addition, consumers indicate that the most important feature for a network-attached storage (NAS) device is the amount of available storage.

The My Book World Edition II network storage system uses RAID 1 (Mirrored ) technology to automatically and continuously maintain a second copy of user’s data. If one drive in the two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run and the data is safe.
The hard drive includes software that claims to simplify the task of setting up automatic and continuous data backup for all the PCs in the home.

“Families have more and more digital media like movies, photos and music to store, share and protect,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products group. “Families can relax knowing their valuable media is backed up while enjoying the ability to stream their content to a plethora of different devices from PCs and Macs to PS3s, Xbox 360s and the latest connected TVs.”