Western Digital recently introduced its My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system with a crazy 6TB of storage.

There’s good news and there’s not so good news – the good news, again, it’s 6TB of storage. The bad news, it’s going to put a slight dent in the finances as you’re going to pay $549.99 for this baby.

Mac Integration

Combining its extended 6TB storage capacity and compatibility with the Apple Time Machine functionality, the new My Book Studio Edition II drive becomes an instant, robust storage solution.

The system offers a quad interface providing maximum performance and flexibility including eSATA and FireWire 800 when maximum performance is essential, and FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 when system flexibility is most important.

“Thanks to advancements in HD video devices including digital SLR cameras and HD video cameras, the quality and quantity of video content being produced by professionals and enthusiasts alike has grown at an astounding pace,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products group. “The My Book Studio Edition II drive now available with 6TB of storage provides creative individuals with the expanded storage and bandwidth they need to effectively shoot, edit, and safely store their video productions without the need to compress their videos or reduce the overall quality of them for the sake of available space.”

Extra-fast Performance and RAID Supported Configurations

Fast eSATA or FireWire 800 interfaces, combined with RAID-supported configurations, will yield the speed and responsiveness users need. Formatted for Mac computers, these new storage systems feature:

  • 6TB capacity [note: Windows XP configurations cannot support drives with capacities greater than 2TB, so Windows users must be on Vista or 7 to take advantage of the 6TB]
  • Extra-fast performance with four interfaces (FireWire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0)
  • Cool, eco-friendly operation with WD’s GreenPower Technology
  • Automatic and continuous backup software
  • User serviceability, enabling the user to open the enclosure and replace the drive inside
  • Capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on the system
  • 5-year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability

My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available now at Western Digital’s online store.