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My Book Premium Edition II dual-drive storage system offers RAID striping for extraordinary capacity and performance. Triple-interface and a powerful combination of features and performance make this system the storage solution of choice for creative professionals, work groups, small offices and anyone looking for extra assurance that their data is safe.
Interface Type: USB 2.0, FireWire/i.LINK 400, FireWire/i.LINK 800
Form Factor Width: 3.5
Drive Type: Hard Drive Array
normalized-Cache Size: 16
normalized-Rotational Speed: 7200
Product Title: WD My Book Premium II External 1TB 3.5" Hard Drive
Power Score: 3.5 | 6 Reviews
Capacity: 1 TB Installed/1 TB Maximum
Interface Connection: IEEE 1394 - 6 pin (Firewire), IEEE 1394b - 9 pin (Firewire), USB
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache Size: 16 MB
Dimensions: 6.87" Height x 4.09" Width x 6.27" Depth
Weight: 4.25 lbs
Warranty Information: 1 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Number of Hard Drive Install: 2
Product Line: My Book Premium II
Height: 6.87 in
Access Time: 8.9 ms
Host Transfer Rate: 800 Mbps
Brand Name: WD
Number of Total Expansion Bays: 2
Total Hard Drive Capacity Support: 1 TB
Included Components: Cabling (Interface)
RAID Support: Yes
Width: 4.09 in
Depth: 6.27 in
Total Hard Drive Capacity Install: 1 TB
Hard Drive RPM: 7200
Frequency Band: Extraordinary Capacity:Plenty of room to store an entire digital photo library, 125 hours of HD movies, or over 75 hours of DV videoExtra Data Protection:Dedicate half the capacity for mirroring and automatically and instantaneously back up data every time you save itIntelligent Drive Management Features:Automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown, and LED activity lights make this storage system especially easy to useQuiet and Cool:An efficient convection cooling system and a thermostatically controlled fan keep this unit reliably cool and remarkably quiet
Product Reviews (6)
Stay Away From this
Strengths: I was Great for about 6 months
Weakness: Had 2 of these die within 2 months of each other
I work for a Defense Contractor and my company purchased over 100 of these, 1 for each of us at various locations. My co-worker and I really enjoyed the utility of our My Books for about 6 months then my co-workers stopped being recognized by his computer or any computer we tried, we spent a whole workday trying. By this time the drive was already out of warranty. About 1 1/2 months later mind...
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I work for a Defense Contractor and my company purchased over 100 of these, 1 for each of us at various locations. My co-worker and I really enjoyed the utility of our My Books for about 6 months then my co-workers stopped being recognized by his computer or any computer we tried, we spent a whole workday trying. By this time the drive was already out of warranty. About 1 1/2 months later mind did the same thing and now we're stuck with 2 of these that are left to be used as spare parts for the drives...if we dare. As it turns out, of the 100 or so of these purchased by our contract at last count over 20 are DOA. Buyer Beware! On a side note, of the 50+ machines that I am partially responsible for, in the past 2 years we have had 6 harddrive failures of which ALL were Western Digital drives, yet I've never experienced a failure of Any of the Seagate drives which make up roughly 50% drives installed in those machines.
By Pkooch - May 13, 2009
MyBook 1TB Raid 0/1
Strengths: Triple interface, reliable so far
Weakness: Can get warm when on for long periods of time
I like that this drive is user serviceable. Makes sense on RAID drive. It can run a bit warm but they all do. The light showing the space used is a nice idea, but really not that useful.
By bobley - Jul 12, 2008
Strengths: Speed, Reliability, Small Footprint
Weakness: Not very attractive, runs a bit warm
I never seem to have enough storage space for all of my video and audio files. MyBook 1 TB gives me a chance to catch up on backing up and still have room left over! I have never had any problems with the MyBook hardware, as this is my 4th or 5th device. The device runs a bit warm but nothing alarming. I trust my back-ups to MyBook!
By SusanBunch - Apr 7, 2008
Strengths: looks and upgradeable , triple interface
Western Digital makes the best looking desktop hardrives. The mybook series has great looks and also the performance is good. This drive has a triple interface so that you can use it with usb or the firewire interfaces. One of the best features is that you can upgrade the drive with new hard drives in future. It has good cache on it so you would never feel that it is slow when transferring huge...
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Western Digital makes the best looking desktop hardrives. The mybook series has great looks and also the performance is good. This drive has a triple interface so that you can use it with usb or the firewire interfaces. One of the best features is that you can upgrade the drive with new hard drives in future. It has good cache on it so you would never feel that it is slow when transferring huge data. Also 1Tb space will last you a few years of data backup and you can store lots of movies,data and music on it. The drive also turns off automatically when it is ejected and you do not need to use the power off button. The blue ring in the centre tells you how much space is being used and how much is free. Its a great drive.
By prushant - Jan 20, 2008
Best hard drive I ever owned
Strengths: - Triple interface - Extremely fast on FW800 - You can open it and upgrade HD if you want/need to - Come with backup software - Very compact shape
Weakness: - None so far
I have been using this drive for some video editing. I configured it in RAID 0 for fastest performance.
I am planning to buy another one and set it up as RAID 1 for backup.
Unlike other 2 drives enclosure I had before, I can service this drive myself without having to send it somewhere.
I highly recommend this product.
By eyeoftiger - Jul 5, 2007