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WD rolls 6TB My Book Studio Edition II

updated 08:25 am EDT, Thu March 17, 2011

WD intros 6TB My Book Studio Edition II

Western Digital put out one of the largest capacity dual-disk external drives on Thursday by introducing a 6TB version of the My Book Studio Edition II. The drive pairs two of the still-rare 3TB drives, optionally in a RAID mirror or stripe, and is aimed primarily at creative pros who deal with very large photos or videos on a regular basis. It comes pre-formatted for Macs; it can be reformatted for Windows, but it needs at least Vista or 7 to see more than 2.1TB.

The drive carries the familiar Studio Edition II design with a capacity gauge. Its flagship design has both FireWire 400 and 800 as well as USB 2.0 for basic use and eSATA for those either with an add-in card or on Windows. Western Digital supplies its own optional automatic backup app, but it can be converted into a Time Machine drive.

Shipping has already started for the 6TB version, which costs $550. Both 2TB and 4TB versions still exist in the online store and sell for for $250 and $450 respectively.

by MacNN Staff



  1. nomster

    Joined: Dec 1969


    WD Software?

    Hopefully WD have improved / replaced their software

    the 'button manager' that came with prev Studio drives was notoriously buggy - even causing system crashes from what I gathered

    Its sole purpose seemed to be to unmount drive from the Finder when you pressed the button on the front

    I run my WD Studio (mere 500gb) without their software and it works fine without (just have to manually eject drive before switching off drive)

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