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It is a dual-drive network storage device that connects to a home or office network via Ethernet.

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Dual drive can be used in RAID 0 or RAID 1 Mirrored formation

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Connects to iTunes server

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2TB version almost half the price of 4TB version

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DLNA certified, can stream video and audio to an Xbox or home entertainment system

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Anywhere Access software preloaded. Connect to online server to manage and access files from any location

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Cons

Drive has slow write speeds

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Replacement drives must be bought from Western Digital

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The Western Digital My Book World Edition II is a dual-drive network storage device that connects to a home or office network via Ethernet. The available capacities are 2TB and 4TB and the drives come in a RAID 1 mirrored formation, although the option to use them as one whole drive or RAID 0 is also possible. RAID 1 means one drive is a duplicate of the other, should one fail there is another there to keep the system running with all of the data backed up. A USB 2.0 connection is also included for connecting an additional drive to the unit for adding more storage space. WD Anywhere Access software is preloaded which works with an online server, offering a free account. To access and manage your drive you just go to your account with your browser and all drive contents and file management options are there. It can be set to automatically backup files from any computer with Anywhere Access software, typically those on the local network, and there is also an option of emailing non-users a link giving them VPN-like access to the files and folders of your choice as well. The unit is also DLNA cerified so you can stream video and audio to either a tv or audio system from it, using the drive as a central home-media storage device for all of your computers. iTunes server is also included.

Features
  • Dual 7200 RPM SATA drives
  • 2TB and 4TB capacity
  • RAID 0(fast) and RAID 1(safe)
  • 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
  • WD Anywhere Access software preloaded and free account
  • A/C powered/Fanless operation
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