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The Western Digital My Book Office Edition model is a mid-grade external USB 2.0 hard drive.

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Pros

Understated design for an office envrionment

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Quite and cool during use

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Full file backup software suite

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Mionet is useful for remote data access, when it works

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Mionet can mess up other functions of the drive

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Auto file sync software is only a 30 days trail

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Weak firmware support

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Only USB 2.0, no firewire

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The Western Digital My Book Office Edition model is a mid-grade external USB 2.0 hard drive. It is designed for both in-home, and business use. The Office 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 Office 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 full interface support for USB 2.0. The Office Edition also includes a free 1 year subscription to MioNet Drive Access software so that files stored on the external drive can be remotely accessed from other computers provided the hard drive is connected to a Windows based PC that is turned on. 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
  • Automatic, install-free, plug-in support for both PC and Mac computers
  • MioNet Drive Access software; 1 year subscription
  • Energy efficient functionality
  • Front Panel capacity gauge
  • USB 2.0 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 (1TB Drive)
  • 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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