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The Western Digital My Book Home Edition model is a high-end external USB 2.0 hard drive.

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wide variety of sizes makes it easy to choose one that best suits your needs and budget

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triple interface support - includes eSATA

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innovative front panel capacity gauge

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beginning to become smaller capacity wise next to Seagates 1.5TB options

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fairly expensive

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The Western Digital My Book Home Edition model is a high-end external USB 2.0 hard drive. It is designed for both in-home, and portable use. The Home Edition hard drive is about the size of an average paperback book and will take up about the same amount of space. It features an available 1TB (1,000GB), 750GB, 640GB, 500GB or 320GB storage capacity, with a 16mb drive cache and a speed of 7200rpm. The Home Edition hard drive comes with support for automatic file backup, safe shutdown software which prevents the hard drive from being shut down while files are being transferred, and triple interface support for eSATA, USB 2.0 and Firewire 400 ports.

Additional features include install-free automatic plug in support for PC and Mac computers, energy efficient functionality that automatically turns the hard drive on and off with the connected computer, a heat dissipating design with Morse Code support built to keep the hard drive from overheating (heat is a potential data killer), and a front panel capacity gauge that displays approximately how much space is left available.

Features
  • Size of an average paperback book
  • Automatic File Backup, and Safe Shutdown software
  • Heat-dissipating design with Morse Code support
  • Automatic, install-free, plug-in support for both PC and Mac computers
  • Energy efficient functionality
  • Front Panel capacity gauge
  • USB 2.0, eSATA, and Firewire 400 interface support
  • Drive Size: 1TB (1,000GB), 750GB, 640GB, 500GB, 320GB
  • Drive Cache: 16mb
  • Drive Speed: 7200rpm
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 6.5" x 5.4 x 2.1"
  • Operating Temperature: 41° F to 95° F
  • AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
What It Holds
  • Up to 285,000 digital photos
  • Up to 250,000 MP3 songs
  • Up to 25,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality music)
  • Up to 76 hours of digital video (DV)
  • Up to 440 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 120 hours of HD video
System Requirements
  • Available USB port
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
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