CDRLabs has put together a brief review of Western Digital's new dual-disk storage system, the My Book Mirror Edition. Like the name suggests, the My Book Mirror Edition automatically "mirrors" your data between the two disks so that if one should fail, your data will remain safe. The My Book Mirror Edition also features a built in capacity gauge and with its fan-less design and GreenPower hard drives, it uses a third less power than other dual-drive systems.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the My Book Mirror Edition and see how it performs. Is it a good choice for those looking to backup their data and keep it safe? You'll have to read the review to find out.


Western Digital 2TB My Book Mirror Edition
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Western Digital sent out a press release this morning, announcing its latest dual-drive storage system, the My Book Mirror Edition. Configured out-of-the box in RAID 1 mode, the My Book Mirror Edition automatically mirrors your data for extra protection.

WD® (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new My Book® Mirror Edition™ dual-drive storage systems, which can automatically store valuable personal content not once, but twice, to maximize data safety. This RAID-based continuous data protection feature, called mirroring, makes WD's My Book Mirror Edition storage systems the safest place for storing irreplaceable data.

Personal collections of digital content, such as photos, music, and videos, continue to grow on desktop and notebook computers around the world. Consumers are increasingly aware that taking precautions to protect their data is vital and are looking for a simple solution.

When users store their personal content on a My Book Mirror Edition system, their valuable data is automatically mirrored for extra protection - making it easy and economical to benefit from the data redundancy typically found in corporate data centers. This mirroring technology makes the new dual-drive systems an ideal storage solution for photographers, home users and small offices and anyone looking for extra assurance that their data is safe.
My Book Mirror Edition is available now in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities and is priced at $289.99 and $549.99, respectively. Additional information is available on Western Digital's here. Add a comment
Imation recently announced a new line of external hard disk drives. The company is kicking off the line with the ultra-slim Apollo Portable Hard Drive. This USB-powered drive is available in capacties up to 320GB and features a midnight black-brushed surface with chrome detailing.
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Toshiba announced its new line of 1.8-inch hard disk drives this week. The 160GB MK1617GSG and 80GB MK8017GSG feature a 1.5Gbps Serial ATA interface and 5,400 RPM rotation speed. Toshiba also claims that the MK1617GSG is 25% more efficient than its current 120GB model, the MK1216GSG.

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Earlier this week, Seagate announced its third-generation small form factor enterprise drive, the Savvio 10K.3. This new 2.5-inch drive offers 300GB of capacity, a 6Gb/sec data rate and government-grade Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data protection.
To meet the growing demand for higher-capacity, more efficient enterprise storage systems, Seagate (NYSE:STX) today introduced the Savvio 10K.3 hard drive - the world's highest-capacity, small form factor 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive built for the demands of enterprise servers and storage arrays. This latest generation of 2.5-inch drive offers 70% lower power and greater than 60% performance density over traditional 3.5-inch drives. As the only 10K-rpm 2.5-inch enterprise design backed by two prior generations of field-proven reliability, the Savvio 10K.3 drive leads the industry with 300GB of capacity, reliability of 1.6 million hours MTBF, and an advanced SAS 2.0 (6Gb/sec data rate) interface. Seagate's Savvio 10K.3 drive is also the industry's first 2.5-inch self-encrypting enterprise drive with government-grade Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data protection.
No word on price. However, Seagate plans to ship the Savvio 10K.3 during the second half of 2008. If you'd like to read more, Seagate's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment