Western Digital Releases 6TB External Hard Disk Drive

WD Launches 6TB MyBook Studio Edition II Drive

by Anton Shilov
03/17/2011 | 11:58 PM

Western Digital on Thursday introduced its 6TB external storage system with two 3TB hard disk drives (HDDs) inside. The MyBook Studio Edition II is aimed at content creation professionals who need to back up large amounts of data.


The dual-drive solution supports internal RAID stripe and mirror modes and comes with FireWire 800/400, eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces. As a result, despite  of the fact that the novelty sports two 3TB drives with 5400rpm spindle speed, its performance should be higher compared to external drives with 7200rpm options.

According to WD, cool, eco-friendly operation with WD's drives with WD GreenPower Technology that consume approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive external storage systems and efficient convection cooling architecture and power-saving mode and designed without a fan to run quietly.

The MyBook Studio Edition II is compatible with PCs and Macs. Moreover, it is also compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software.

"Thanks to advancements in HD video devices including digital SLR cameras and HD video cameras, the quality and quantity of video content being produced by professionals and enthusiasts alike has grown at an astounding pace. The My Book Studio Edition II drive now available with 6 TB of storage provides creative individuals with the expanded storage and bandwidth they need to effectively shoot, edit, and safely store their video productions without the need to compress their videos or reduce the overall quality of them for the sake of available space," said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD's branded products group.

My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available now at WD's online store for $549.99. The drives are covered with 5-year limited warranty.