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Pure performance with design for Mac
Designed for Mac, My Book Studio external drives feature password protection, a customisable e-label and automatic visual backup, while the high-performance FireWire 800 interface gives you the speed you need for creative endeavours such as photo editing, video editing and graphic design.
You can save and access data at top speeds with the high-performance FireWire 800 interface, featuring a USB 2.0 interface for maximum flexibility. Specially formatted for Macs and compatible with Apple Time Machine, the My Book Studio drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users, making your data transfer and backup a smooth and easy experience.
Have your label your way
WD SmartWare software gives you a visual control centre with a single screen view of all your data, from which you can backup, retrieve and secure your files. You can also create your own label to remind you of what's stored on the drive, making it perfect for archiving data. Your personalised label can be viewed even when the drive is unplugged, with the display also including available capacity and security status.
Features WD SmartWare software, high-performance
FireWire 800 interface and smart label display. View larger.
WD SmartWare - see your life safe in one place
Protect your data automatically and relax in the knowledge that your data is secure - automatic, continuous backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file. Visual backup displays your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup, letting you see your backup as it happens.
Lost files can also be brought back effortlessly with the My Passport Elite, allowing you to retrieve your valuable data to its original location whether you've lost all your data or just overwritten an important file. What's more, you can customise your backup, set your drive's security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings and more from the WD SmartWare control centre, as well as gaining peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorised access or theft with password protection and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.
We've also made these award-winning drives even smaller, sleeker and more elegant. As always, this book-like shape takes up minimal space on your desk and allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf. My Book external drives are also designed to save energy - WD GreenPower Technology lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%, a sleep mode reduces power during idle times and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer.
Backup, retrieve and secure your files from
WD SmartWare's visual control centre.
Backup software you'll really use – five great reasons to love it
1. It's easy - Data backup can be a chore, but it's your family photos, your movies, your music - your life - and it's important to protect it. So we made WD SmartWare extra easy because we really want you to use it.
2. You can see your life safe in one place - See your content displayed in easy to understand categories like movies and photos. Watch the progress of your backup as it happens with the instant-feedback colour bars - now you can truly be sure that all your stuff is backed up. A unique visual interface lets you see the drives connected to your computer, and WD SmartWare will automatically scan your computer and find all of your personal files, including e-mail.
Content category gauges show how much information you have to be backed up in each category, and you can even mouse over a category to see a file count. Clicking 'Run Backup' will automatically start WD SmartWare backing up your files, with the category gauges changing colour during the process to show you the backup as it happens. When finished, you'll see a status screen and information about your backup. You only have to do this once - after the first backup your files will be backed up automatically every time you change or add a file.
3. It's always on the job - WD SmartWare is always watching your computer, so when you change a file and save it, create new files, add new pictures, movies, or songs, WD SmartWare will instantly back them up.
4. You can bring back lost files effortlessly - If you ever accidentally delete an important file, or need to get an earlier version of a file, you can find and retrieve it in seconds with this easy-to-use interface. You can restore files and folders by categories (such as photos, music and video), find a lost file with the search function or go back in time to retrieve an older version of a file.
5. You're in control - WD SmartWare software is also a control centre for your external drives. From it you can customise your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings and more.
For the same great features with added storage capacity, check out the My Book Studio 2TB.