WD launches new home network drive
Dubai, October 19, 2010
Western Digital (WD), a leader in external storage solutions, has launched a network drive which gives consumers a faster storage of and access to their content and provides a seamless set-up for centralizing a home’s digital media.
The My Book Live home network drives present an easy and secure way to consolidate movies, music, and photos in one location while providing convenient access to digital content from multimedia devices in the connected home, a statement said.
WD has leveraged the latest processor technology to deliver transfer speeds up to 100 MBps, more than triple the speed of traditional USB 2.0 drives and at least double the speeds of other network drives in its class, it added.
My Book Live home network drive’s built-in media server makes it 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 through a DLNA-certified multimedia device such as WD TV Live Plus HD media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game console.
Users can also play music and videos stored on their drive in iTunes, as well as view their digital photos on their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with the swipe of a finger through the included WD photos application.
Users can also securely access and share all the content and files stored on the My Book Live from any Internet-connected PC or Mac using WD’s free remote access service.
“Network attached storage presents tremendous opportunity for families wishing to centralize all of their digital content and enjoy it on computers, TVs and smartphones around their home and beyond,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD's branded products group.
“Our consumer research tells us that consumers need a simple way to set up a one-stop shop for their digital media. WD’s My Book Live home network drive makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the benefits of network storage and delivers blazing read speeds to boot,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service