Western Digital Punts a New My Book Studio for Mac, But Where’s The Thunder?

Western Digital this week announced a brand new release of it’s My Book Studio hard drive. Shipping is capacities of 1TB – 3TB and clad in that same silver aluminium  finish that the Mac guys and gals love, the My Book Studio utilises Firewire 800/400 and USB 2.0 interfaces for pumping data between the Mac and its platters. What’s that you say? Does it utilise the new crazy high speed Thunderbolt interface your new iMac shipped with? Let me check…. erm, no. Looks like a bit of an oversight. Fingers crossed, WD brings the Thunder on their next release.

For now, you can pick up the My Book Studio from £120.

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3 TB Capacity, FireWire Speed, Brushed Aluminium Casing, and Automated Backup Features Make Storage Easy as Plug-and-Save
Western Digital®(NYSE: WDC) today announced that its newest generation of the popular My Book® Studio(tm) external hard drives are designed for use with Mac® computers and Apple Time Machine.
Now available with a 3 TB storage capacity, the new design features a brushed aluminium casing to match the appearance of a Mac computer, and also serves to keep the drive cool while in use. The aluminium exterior, combined with its WD® Caviar® Green(tm) drives, eliminates the need for an internal fan to reduce drive noise and extend the life of the drive.
Although formatted for Mac computers, the My Book Studio external hard drives can also be reformatted for PCs. The My Book Studio external hard drive includes all the features and benefits that have made it one of the favourites among creative professionals and Mac computer enthusiasts, including its fast and flexible Firewire 800/400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, user-controlled automatic backup software and drive management, password protection and hardware encryption.
Shipping in capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB, the My Book Studio drive includes the WD Caviar Green series of internal hard drives with WD GreenPower Technology(tm).
“WD has updated the design of its My Book Studio drive while providing natural cooling features delivered by the new aluminium enclosure,” said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “The drive will maintain all the features that are important to the creative community, including high speed Firewire 800 and adding large capacities up to 3 TB.”
Pricing and Availability
WD’s My Book Studio is available on the WD store at www.wdstore.co.uk and at select retailers and distributors. The approximate MSRP’s for My Book Studio with 1 TB is £120.00; My Book Studio with 2 TB is £153.00 and My Book Studio with 3 TB is £205.00.


  1. I prefer my "old" My Book Studio of 1TB, which not only had USB 2.0 and FireWire 400/800 like this new release, but it also has eSATA which is great for connecting to my HP StorageWorks X510 DataVault.

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