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INFOTECH: New Hard Drives Feature Increased Storage Capacity


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Businesses and consumers are using and storing more information than ever before - and face the challenge of dealing with more data, more photos, and more movies, placing strain on the hard drives that store this information.

Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is meeting the challenge head-on with the availability of two Western Digital (WD) external My Book hard drives; the latest version featuring increased storage capacity and data protection functionality.

The My Book World Edition II offers a generous 4 terabytes (TB) of storage, and an extra safe solution for backing up the data on all the computers in the network through its powerful dual-drive system. This means that not only can automatic and continuous backup of all computers be set up, but that there are actually two drives in the system - instead of just one- that mirror each other using RAID technology. This means that the hard drive automatically keeps a second copy of all data - providing double safe data protection.

Says Linsay Narayanan, Western Digital Product Specialist at DCC, "The My Book World Edition is the perfect home networking solution, as it provides a range of functionality to meet the needs of consumers who want to simplify how they access their data, as well as secure it. The My Book World Edition II, meets the demands of those consumers who have very large or growing storage requirements and are concerned about capacity restriction, and are also looking for further peace of mind that their data is protected."

The My Book World Edition and World Book II home network storage solutions are ideal for use as a home central media hub, allowing the whole family to stream photos, music, and videos to the home entertainment centre, or any connected PC, Mac or DLNA certified game console or media player. By leaving the drive on, it can be accessed through the Internet- so all data is accessible to users no matter where they are, as long as they have connectivity.

The My Book World Edition comes in two different capacities, 2TB and 1TB, allowing users to select the best option according to their data storage needs. This edition is better suited to those households requiring less data storage, but still wishing to benefit from the convenience offered by home networking.

Notes Narayanan, "Home networking is on the rise as consumers start to realise the benefits it offers them in terms of storage, data protection and easy accessibility. Whether it is sharing all your family's music on the drive for easy access, or using the drive as a media hub to stream movies and photos to your TV in the lounge; consumers are increasingly looking to centralise and secure data. The Western Digital My Book World Edition series is a best-in-class solution to meet these requirements."

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