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The Western Digital My Book World Edition is a consumer level network storage device with Ethernet and USB 2.0 connections.

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Web-based platform operation can send email notifications and perform automatic backup of any computer on the network

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Preloaded with MioNet remote access software. Compatible with Mac and PC

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Connect to media device such as Xbox and stream 1080p video to a tv

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The Western Digital My Book World Edition is a consumer level network storage device with Ethernet and USB 2.0 connections. Otherwise similar to the WD ShareSpace, the World Edition only has one drive as opposed to four, which comes in either 1TB or 2TB capacities. Typical use of this device would be to backup several computers on a small home or office network. The user platform is web-based, which means that the drive is accessed through the web browser. MioNet remote access software comes preloaded on the drive which allows you to access it from anywhere in the world, even when other computers on its network are off. This makes it both Mac and PC friendly, you only have to map the network drive with your computer once and it will be recognized after that. Connecting to other systems through UPNP(universal plug and play) is also possible such as Xbox or PlayStation as well as streaming video through one of those to a tv for watching 1080p video. Typically this would be used as a home network backup device with remote access, automatically backing up files from all computers connected to it, although considering the ability to connect to the My Book iTunes server and the video streaming capabilities it could also serve as a home media storage hub that anyone can access from anywhere in the house.

Features
  • 1 X 7200 RPM SATA drive
  • 1TB and 2TB capacity
  • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 connection
  • Compatible with Mac and PC
  • Web based software platform
  • Connect to a media player like Xbox or PlayStation to stream video in 1080p to a tv
  • Access My Book iTunes server
  • MioNet remote access software preloaded and free account
  • A/C powered/Fanless operation
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