March 17th, 2011 by Brian Beeler
6TB Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II Released
Western Digital has announced a 6TB My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system. Designed largely for Mac users who are creating, editing and storing video and photo files, the My Book Studio Edition II offers a quad interface (eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0), Time Machine support and a top capacity of 33% than the previous model. Standing out from other external-storage solutions, the My Book Studio II offers internal RAID0 and RAID1 options, giving either performance or data protection to the user.
The My Book Studio Edition II leverages WD's 3TB Caviar Green hard drives inside. Even with two drives and no fan, the unit remains cool and quiet, and sips less power than the prior generation 2TB green drives. The enclosure is also easy to open, giving full access to the drives inside for repairs or upgrades down the line.
My Book Studio Edition II 6TB Specs (WDH2Q60000)
- FireWire 800 - Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394b) 800 Mb/s (Max)
- eSATA - Serial Bus Transfer Rate (eSATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
- FireWire 400 - Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394a) 400 Mb/s (Max)
- USB 2.0 - Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)
- RAID support
- Capacity 6 TB
- Quad Interface
- 6.54" (h) x 6.06" (d) x 3.87" (w)
- 5.2 Pounds
- Operating 41° F to 95° F
- Non-operating -4° F to 149° F
- 5 year warranty
Pricing and Availability
The WD 6TB My Book Studio Edition II system is available now for a suggested $549.99.