Western Digital have outed a new portable hard-drive, the My Passport Studio, and like the My Book Studio before it they've slapped on a super-frugal E Ink panel to show drive status details. Available in 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacities, the My Passport Studio has both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections and comes ready formatted for use with a Mac.
I mentioned yesterday that the Western Digital WD TV Live media player had turned up at Best Buy. Today Western Digital went official with the new media player and offered up the full laundry list of specifications for the device. The most important feature is that the media player supports 1080p video.
About this time last year we talked a bit about the first generation Western Digital WD TV Live Media Player. A newer version of the device has now hit the Best Buy website for purchase at $119. The new version of the media player looks much like the old version.
After spending most of Friday curled in a ball twitching and drooling after losing power and Internet access for almost 12 hours, I am glad to be back online and in the 21st century again. Just in time to hunker down and dose myself with a nice helping of week in review for your perusal. Chris reviewed the GSM Palm Pre and found the camera wasn't as good as some of its peers but found plenty to like in the end. The webOS operating system stands apart from rival OS'. Buffalo announced the HD-HU3 USB 3.0 drive and controller that will be shipping in Japan this month. The drive isn’t even that expensive; I hope it comes to America too.
I already mentioned this morning that Western Digital unveiled a new My Passport Elite external hard drive. The company has also added a new external storage solution to its My Book Studio line called the My Book Studio with E-Label display.
Western Digital has unveiled the latest addition to its My Passport line of external storage solutions. The new drive is called the Western Digital My Passport Elite. The external hard drive is small and has some new and interesting features to make it more usable including a new grab-and-go dock.
Hitachi laid claim to the title of world's first 7200 rpm 3.5-inch 2TB hard drive back in early August with its Deskstar 7K2000 HDD. It has been almost a month since that HDD debuted and Western Digital is now matching the 2TB 7200 rpm offering.
Western Digital have announced their newest compact media player, the WD TV Mini Media Player, which replaces last year's unit with the same name. A palm-sized box with 1080i HD resolution support and the ability to play content both from an attached USB hard-drive including RealNetworks' RealVideo support, the WD TV Mini offers image, audio and video playback complete with a remote control.
We're used to laptops lagging behind their desktop counterparts when it comes to storage - after all, there's only so much you can fit into a 2.5-inch drive casing - but Western Digital are delivering a much-needed capacity kick with the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB. Billed as the industry's first 1TB mobile hard-drive, the Scorpio Blue 1TB - and its 750GB companion - support the 3Gbps SATA interface.
They're also some of the quietest 2.5-inch drives on the market, according to Western Digital anyway. The company has used its WhisperDrive technology with clever seek-algorithms to reduce unnecessary spinning. They also have ShockGuard and SecurePark, which protect against bumps and jolts, together with ensuring long-term reliability.
Western Digital have updated their My Book World Edition II NAS, boosting the dual-drive device to a total of 4TB. Two models will be available - 2TB and 4TB -each offering either RAID 0 or 1 setup for a choice of mirroring or striping.