Western Digital Refreshes My Book, My Book for Mac Hard Drives
For full system backup and secure deletion of files, My Book includes Acronis True Image (ATI) WD Edition, an integrated software suite.Western Digital subsidiary WD has redesigned its My Book and My Book for Mac lines of external desktop drives to provide as much as 4TB storage capacity and enhanced data protection for users that create and collect large volumes of data. Available in 2TB and 3TB capacities, My Book for Mac is compatible with Apple's Time Machine for the backup of files, and the device will also incorporate SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and UAS connectivity. The drive is also equipped with WD Security software for password protection and hardware encryption to protect files from unauthorized access, and comes with WD Utilities, which allows users to register drives, run diagnostics and more. With USB 3.0 for enhanced speed, the new My Book lines are available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities. The two editions of hard drives are protected by a three-year limited warranty and is available from the WD store as well as select retailers and distributors. The suggested retail price for the drives will be $129.99 for the 2TB versions, $149.99 for the 3TB versions and $179.99 for the 4TB versions. For full system backup and secure deletion of files, My Book includes Acronis True Image (ATI) WD Edition, an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on the PC and can be used to securely delete any confidential data no longer needed. The platform is also used for disaster recovery in case of a fatal system crash, recovering the entire PC including files, software and preferences.
In addition, WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software with hardware encryption and password protection prevents unauthorized access to the drive, and to further protect files against theft, fire, flood or other natural disaster, My Book integrates with the Dropbox file service to store files in the cloud.