Western Digital introduces My Book Live home network drive
Western Digital has yet another portable storage solution for the masses, where this time it will be the My Book Live home network drive that will make a splash in the markets. It is capable of delivering consumers the fastest storage available for the average consumer, alongside access to one’s content among consumer-grade network drives. Not only that, you will also be able to benefit from a seamless set-up for centralizing a home’s digital media. The new My Book Live home network drive is an easy and secure manner for you to consolidate movies, music, and photos in a solitary location while providing convenient access to digital content from multimedia devices in the connected home.
Western Digital also knows that the latest processor technology can be taken advantage of to deliver transfer speeds up to 100 MBps, which is more than triple the speed of traditional USB 2.0 drives which is also at least double the speeds of other network drives in its class. The My Book Live home network drive comes with a built-in media server that helps it deliver a fast, simple solution for users who wish to view videos, music and images on any Mac or PC connected to the home network and stream digital media to a television set via a DLNA-certified multimedia device including the WD TV Live Plus HD media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game console. Apart from that, you are able to play music and videos which are stored on your drive in iTunes alongside digital photos on their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad using but a solitary finger swipe thanks to the included WD Photos application. Apart from that, users are able to securely access and share all the content and files stored on the My Book Live using just about any Internet-connected PC or Mac courtesy of WD’s free remote access service.
Some of the My Book Live home network drive features will include :-
- Simple set-up – ready in minutes
- Seamless video streaming with a built-in DLNA media server
- Automatic backup with WD SmartWare software for Windows
- Apple Time Machine compatibility
- Gigabit Ethernet technology
- 3-year limited warranty
Expect the My Book Live home network drive to come in 1TB and 2TB capacities, retailing for $169.99 and $229.99, respectively.