8TB Storage System With Huge Speed

Western Digital offers consumers a huge storage backup device

Western Digital’s ShareSpace network storage system is now capable of storing up to 8TB, and is for small offices and digital media enthusiasts who want to store, protect and share massive amounts of content, says Western Digital.

WD incorporated its 2 TB WD Caviar Green drive into WD ShareSpace’s four-bay design, creating a 8 TB’s of storage in a small footprint. The included WD Anywhere Backup software provides automatic and continuous protection for the valuable data from every PC and Mac on the network.

To speed up both backup and storage, WD claims it improved ShareSpace’s read and write speeds up to 30 percent for large media files (current WD ShareSpace owners may download the new firmware update (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/wdsharespace/) to experience these performance improvements).

Twenty-six percent of broadband households worldwide find it appealing to be able to play PC-stored content on their TV, and the majority of consumers buying network storage cite as important the ability to serve content to other devices (58 percent), according to a recent Parks Associates studies.

To meet the needs of digital media enthusiasts, WD added a DLNA-certified media server to the ShareSpace system, making it easy to stream music, photos and videos to popular DLNA-certified devices including Windows Vista PCs, PS3, and Xbox 360. The previously included iTunes Music Server lets anyone on the network stream the music collection on WD ShareSpace to any PC or Mac running iTunes.