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[tcMag] Western Digital lets loose the dual-drive My Book Mirror Edition

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Western Digital has now expanded its My Book line-up of external drives with the release of the Mirror Edition dual-drive "storage systems." Coming in 1 and 2TB flavors, the Mirror Edition drives have USB 2.0 interfaces and can be configured, depending on the user's needs, to either RAID 1 (Mirrored) or RAID 0 (Striped) modes.

In addition to data safety, Western Digital cares about penguins and the environment as a whole so it has equipped the My Book Mirror Edition models with GreenPower hard drives, thus cutting the required power by up to 33%

Coming with 3-year warranties, the 1 and 2TB My Book Mirror Edition external drives cost about $289.99 and $549.99 respectively.






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Before i tell my comments...do they use 2.5 or 3.5in drives in this? ill guess 2.5..
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1TB and 2TB = 500gb and 1TB 3.5" drives
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RAID in an external, huh? I guess that's cool.
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This is a rip considering you can buy the same drives for <$180 each.
    
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^^ But then you have the enclosure and raid controller...I think the 1TB is worth it, the 2TB, not so much...
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Wonder if it'll overheat lol
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This is a rip considering you can buy the same drives for <$180 each.
That was my comment lol
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I dont see this worth it the usb would probly slow it down enugh that you cant tell its even in raid0. Raid1 could be good if you use it for backups on a network and cant lose the data.
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I dont see this worth it the usb would probly slow it down enugh that you cant tell its even in raid0. Raid1 could be good if you use it for backups on a network and cant lose the data.
USB 2.0 is up to 480mbs..

I dont think RAID0, or RAID1 would really be "slowed"
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