Product brief: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 6TB review

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Product brief: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 6TB review

The My Book Studio Edition II combines two Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB drives to give a vast 6TB of storage.

Its USB 2 and eSATA connections are joined by a Mac-friendly FireWire 800 port, and the drives are formatted with Apple HFS+ (PC users will have to reformat them). The drives use RAID0 striping (RAID1 mirroring is also supported), but using the USB 2 connection limits read and write speeds to 30MB/sec.

Even over eSATA, write speeds maxed out at 136MB/sec, with read speeds of 106MB/sec – merely equal to a regular internal drive. It’s fairly expensive, so recommended only if you really need this much storage.

Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 6TB
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Verdict
A Mac-friendly external hard drive that packs in masses of storage -- but a bit overpriced.
Overall
Specs
$687 AUD
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