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Niche opportunities with Western Digital

01 Nov 07

For your clients who rely on speed to save and backup large files, Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition delivers.  Big design projects, managing photo shoots and video editing can all cause headaches.  The My Book Studio Edition with FireWire 800 and eSATA addresses these and other business pain points, and its automatic backup capability means that everything is backed up the minute it’s saved.  Offer your clients the ability to back up important projects to multiple destinations, including file servers, portable drives and My Book, as well as synchronise project files to keep them current and secure. 
The product is easy to set up and easy to use – it’s plug and play at its best!  My Book Studio Edition is configured with HFS+ Journaled formatting for complete Macintosh compatibility (Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later), but can easily be reformatted for Windows 2000/XP/Vista.  When using the USB or FireWire connection, the capacity gauge allows the user to see, at a glance, exactly how much space is available on his or her drive. 
Deliver peace of mind with SmartPower features – My Book turns itself on and off with the computer, and Safe Shutdown prevents the drive from being powered down until all data has been written.   In addition, the My Book was designed with a heat dissipating enclosure with Morse Code to prevent heat build-up. . . a notorious data killer. 
The My Book Studio Edition offers 320 GB to 1 TB storage capacity, a five-year limited warranty, and has been designed without a fan to run quietly without interruption.  Visit for more information.  

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