WD MyBook Studio Edition II Arrival

Hi,

The Western Digital MyBook Studio Edition II arrived today. As I type it is in the middle of its first backup of my photographs. Had some initial difficulty getting the drive recognised with my Windows XP 64Bit operating system but all seems to be well now. I have it connected using Firewire 400 and the speed seems reasonable. I intend to connect using an eSATA connection but I am awaiting the cable from a seller on eBay. My setup is RAID 1 which means that the data will be copied to each 1TB disc in the unit thereby giving me 2 copies of all data. In the event of a single drive failure I would still have a full copy of my data available.

Anthony…..

Western Digital MyBook Studio Edition II Hard Drive

Hi,

I have used 3 external hard drives for the past few years to ensure that all my documents and photographs are securely backed up and available into the future. Two nights ago I received the message from my backup software that my discs are full. I have decided to purchase Western Digital MyBook Studio Edition II external hard drive with a total capacity of 2TB. The unit consists of 2 x 1TB hard drives and when used in RAID 0 configuration it delivers 2TB of ‘striped’ storage. I will use the drive in RAID 1 whereby I will have 2 x 1TB discs with each drive being a ‘mirror’ image of the other. Hopefully, I will have the drive by the weekend and should be in a position to post further details on it by then.
Anthony…..