How To Choose the Best Network Storage for a Mac/PC Home

Network-attached storage options are more abundant than ever, but jumping into the copious bush of NAS can be quite a task, especially if you want a system that plays nice with both PC and Mac. Macs have historically been an unreasonably complex challenge for many networking products, and NAS was no exception. Here… » 10/23/08 12:00pm 10/23/08 12:00pm

WD MyBook Mirror Edition: Nothing Says "Safe" Like a Personal 2TB RAID…

WD just launched a drive that looks awfully familiar: Because the WD MyBook Mirror Edition houses two 3.5" GreenPower drives—in this case either 500GB or 1TB each—it uses the same case as the networked MyBook World Edition. But this one is just for you, and you alone. The Mirror, which costs $550 for 2TB version and… » 6/18/08 9:54am 6/18/08 9:54am

Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II Has eSATA, Better Mac Support

Western Digital's been churning out these My Book external hard drives in all sorts of configurations, but this 1 and 2TB Studio Edition IIs seem to be the most feature rich yet. It's got FireWire 400/800, eSATA, USB 2.0, RAID 0 or 1, and Mac support (you can also reformat it for PCs). Looking at Western Digital's … » 4/02/08 1:15pm 4/02/08 1:15pm

Western Digital 1TB MyBook Drives Infested With DRM?

The guys at Wired and BoingBoing stirred up a hornet's nest this morning by alleging that Western Digital's 1TB MyBook World Edition external hard drives "won't share media files over network connections." That got us worried, since we just acquired one of the 1TB three-way (eSATA, FireWire and USB) Home Edition… » 12/07/07 12:20pm 12/07/07 12:20pm

Western Digital My Book Hard Drives Make the Jump to 1.5TB

Western Digital is kicking its My Book line of external hard drives to 1.5TB this morning. The drives can be used for anything from back up to additional storage and have various methods of connecting to your PC/Mac ranging from eSATA to USB 2.0 (depending on the model). WD also announced a new 750GB option. Pricing… » 6/11/07 9:22am 6/11/07 9:22am