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WD intros first 2TB My Passport Studio for Macs

WD intros first 2TB My Passport Studio for Macs

After recently introducing a 2TB My Passport portable hard drive with USB 3.0 for PC users, Western Digital today announced the 2TB My Passport Studio, its first portable storage drive of such large capacity dedicated for Mac users. It works with Apple Time Machine for streamlined data backup, but offers two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port instead of the much faster, but also much more expensive, Thunderbolt.

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Western Digital My Passport line updated: 2TB now available

Western Digital My Passport line updated: 2TB now available

Were those MyBook Thunderbolt Duos not doing it for you the other day? Need something a little more flexible than a Thunderbolt connection, not to mention portable? OK, how about this: Western Digital have announced the first 2TB version in its My Passport portable hard drive range. Not only that, you’ve got USB 3.0 on board for fast transfer speeds, as well as USB 2.0 backwards compatibility.

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Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo: $599 for 4TB

Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo: $599 for 4TB

Those Thunderbolt accessories that have been desperately missing are finally starting to see the light of day. Western Digital today announced a new product in the MyBook line, the Thunderbolt Duo. Why Duo? The unit features two hard drives that you can utilize in different ways. Either you can the RAID 0 mode and get the maximum capacity and speed out of both disks, or use RAID 1 to mirror the contents of one disk to the other for backup purposes.

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FTC: Western Digital must sell Hitachi assets to Toshiba

FTC: Western Digital must sell Hitachi assets to Toshiba

While most consumers have been lamenting the high price of hard drives after the floods in Thailand last year, lack of competition is always a cause for concern in the market. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission have taken steps to ensure that doesn’t happen with Western Digital’s recent acquisition of Hitachi.

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Toshiba takes over Western Digital 3.5-inch HDD equipment

Toshiba takes over Western Digital 3.5-inch HDD equipment

Western Digital and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies have announced a deal that will see Toshiba acquiring the 3.5-inch hard disk drive manufacturing equipment and IP Western Digital now holds. These 3.5" HDDs are used in desktop computers in all sorts of consumer electronic devices such as DVR's and more. Toshiba acquiring the WD manufacturing gear and IP is part of the mutual agreement for property divesting between the two firms.

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Western Digital says HDD supplies have been impacted by flooding in Thailand

Western Digital says HDD supplies have been impacted by flooding in Thailand

Two of the biggest firms in the traditional HDD storage market are Western Digital and Seagate. WD has announced that its production of HDDs for external storage and internal notebook and desktop storage has been impacted in Thailand by flooding. The flooding may cause shortages of parts and HDDs that are needed for computers and other products to be offered on the market.

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Western Digital adds Spotify support to WD TV range

Western Digital adds Spotify support to WD TV range

Western Digital and Spotify have announced that the streaming music service will now be available on WD TV media players, giving Spotify premium subscribers access to the 15m+ catalog from their HDTVs. Supported on the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub, the latter packing a 1TB hard-drive, Spotify functionality will include playlist creation and recall, song sharing and the ability to subscribe to friends' playlists.

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Western Digital updates My Passport drives for Macs

Western Digital updates My Passport drives for Macs

Western Digital unleashed two revamped models of its popular My Passport portable hard drives. The series is formatted for Macs, but can be reformatted for use with PCs as well. The two new models include a basic version called My Passport for Mac and a higher-end version called My Passport Studio.

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WD offers WD 2go and WD 2go Pro apps for My Book Live Personal drive

WD offers WD 2go and WD 2go Pro apps for My Book Live Personal drive

Western Digital's My Book Live Personal is sort of a cloud drive that you can host at your home or office. The drive gives you access to files and documents remotely. If you like the idea of a cloud service, but want to be able to secure your own data this drive and the two new apps that have been announced might be perfect for you. The WD My Book Live storage drive itself sells for up to $249.99 with 3TB of storage.

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Netflix lands in Brazil; Western Digital offers WD TV Live Plus Netflix service

Netflix lands in Brazil; Western Digital offers WD TV Live Plus Netflix service

Netflix announced yesterday that it's streaming service was now available in Brazil bringing the streaming content the provider offers to South America for the first time. The last year has been a big one for Netflix, which was only in the US to start. The company has rolled out internationally in a big way and is continuing to do so.

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Apple Time Capsule using WD desktop HDD: Is this a “server grade” drive?

Apple Time Capsule using WD desktop HDD: Is this a “server grade” drive?

Teardowns of Apple's freshly updated Time Capsule have led to questions over what constitutes a "server grade hard disk" as per the company's promotional material, given it appears a regular Western Digital drive has been used. According to Apple, the new Time Capsule offers either 2TB or 3TB of "server grade" storage; when Hardmac opened their 2TB unit up, however, they discovered a standard WD Caviar Green HDD inside, rather than a specific enterprise-spec drive.

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Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II gets 6TB upgrade

Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II gets 6TB upgrade

Western Digital has boosted the capacity of its My Book Studio Edition II external dual-drive array, with a new 6TB model. Offering a choice of four connection options - eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 - the drive can be set in either RAID 0 for maximum capacity or RAID 1 for data redundancy.

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