The new My Book World Edition II network storage systems came out today and we have the 2TB model (WDH2NC20000) on the test bench to see how it performs. Read on to see how to map the drive, configure the backup software, and to see how fast files can transfer on a gigabit network.
The My Book World Edition II network storage system uses RAID 1 (Mirrored) technology to automatically and continuously maintain a second copy of user’s data using supplied software that you need to install on each computer that you want to keep backed up. When running in RAID 1, if one drive in the two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run and the data is safe. The My Book World Edition II storage device can be run in RAID 0 (Striped) mode as well if speed over redundancy is required. All My Book World Edition II's ship in mirrored mode, though, as the main purpose of this drive is for data security. As a result, that means you can only use half the rated capacity for file storage since one drive is used for a mirror.
Article Title: WD My Book World Edition II External 2TB Hard Drive
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Pricing At Time of Print: $399 MSRP