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Alternative to My Book Studio II

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#1 allenflame


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:32 PM

Looking for an alternative to a Western Digital My Book Studio II. I've been using a 8TB Buffalo NAS that belongs to my employer. Wanted to get all my stuff off there, and onto something of mine. Also, the NAS is pretty slow, it's 100 meg. I want something so I can mirror the drives, alot of family pics, movies, and projects. I don't have to have a network connection, it is a plus though. USB, Esata, Firewall would be nice, but as long as it's USB it's fine. Once I get everything moved off, there's not alot of adding new files.

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#2 Michael Malak

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

Yeah, Western Digital seems to be a year behind on its 4TB drives due to the 2011 Thai monsoon, thus no 8TB MyBook Studio. An alternative, though a bit pricey, is available from Hitachi:


G-Technology G-RAID 8TB Dual External Hard Drive with eSATA, USB 2.0, FW400/FW800 Interfaces and RAID 0 (0G02217)

I haven't used G-Tech stuff, and I'm trying to hold out until the 8TB MyBook finally comes out because I prefer its smaller physical footprint.

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