Model: Western Digital 2TB My Book Mirror Edition
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Provided By: Western Digital
As one of the biggest names in the storage industry, Western Digital doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 1970, the company got its start by manufacturing calculator chips. As time went on, Western Digital expanded into the PC market, adding floppy and hard disc controllers to its product lineup. It wasn't until 1988 that it introduced its "Centaur" series of hard drives. Since then, the company hasgrown to become the world's second largest manufacturer of hard drives. Western Digital currently offers a wide range of products for both the mobile and desktop markets, including its popular My Book family of external hard drives.
The latest addition to the My Book family is the My Book Mirror Edition. Announced this week, WD's new dual-drive storage system is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. The My Book Mirror Edition is pre-configured for RAID 1 (mirrored) mode. This way, if one disk should happen to fail, the system will continue to run and your data will be preserved. Otherwise, you can use the full capacity of the system by configuring it to use RAID 0. 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. Last but not least, it comes with automatic backup software and is covered by a 3-year warranty.