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Western Digital Unveils All New My Book Storage Appliances

  • 18 March, 2008 14:56

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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><em>Popular, Easy-to-use Storage Solutions Now
Smaller, Sleeker and Tailored For Home and Office Needs</em></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">Sydney Australia March 1<font color="#0000ff"><span class="531500001-18032008"><font color="#000000">8</font> </span><span class="531500001-18032008"> </span></font> 200<span class="171414005-17032008">8<span class="531500001-18032008"> 
- </span></span> Western Digital releases its smaller, sleeker My Book
external storage solutions: My Book Home Edition, My Book Office Edition and My
Book Essential Edition. Ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB (terabyte), the new My Book
models were designed with specific users in mind. Home users will appreciate the
automatic and continuous backup of their precious memories on the My Book Home
Edition. Office users will rely on the remote access and sharing capabilities of
the My Book Office Edition. My Book Essential Edition meets the needs of users
who seek simple, instant storage.</font></div>
<div><br/><font face="Arial" size="2">"We have taken the world's number one selling
external hard drive family and redesigned it to solve the particular needs of a
diverse customer set," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of
WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "With the new My Book
family, WD delivers meaningful new features such as continuous backup and remote
access while enhancing the qualities of elegance and simplicity that made this
family of products so popular."</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial"><strong>My Book Office Edition for Protecting Business
Assets</strong></font></div></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">My Book Office Edition is the perfect solution for
protecting business assets with the ability to back up important data to
multiple destinations and synchronize working files to keep them current and
secure. Users can set it and forget it; every time a file is changed on the My
Book Office Edition, it is automatically backed up. Road warriors will benefit
from the ability to access the files on the My Book Office Edition from anywhere
with the included MioNet(R) services.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><strong>My Book Office Edition is equipped with:</strong></font></div>
 <font face="Arial" size="2">-  automatic, continuous backup that works
in the background and gives<span class="171414005-17032008"> </span>peace
of mind when it comes to preserving critical information;</font>
<p></p><div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  USB 2.0 interface;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  MioNet(R) DriveAccess(TM) that allows users
to access (1) this driv<span class="171414005-17032008">e</span> from anywhere and
securely share the files on it free for the lifetime</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> of the drive;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  Small Business Tools (1) to take control of
a desktop remotely, share</font><font face="Arial" size="2"> a computer screen for
online meetings, and gain access to files on any</font><font face="Arial" size="2">
of your computers;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  synchronization and encryption of
data;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  3-year limited warranty;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  capacity gauge;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  Kensington security slot;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  SmartPower features; and,</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, and Picasa
software.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">My Book Office Edition is compatible with both PC
and Mac (Windows(R) 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 11.4.8 or later)
computers.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><strong>Product
Summary</strong></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">Manufacturer: Western
Digital</font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"></span></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"></span></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008">Product: My Book Office
Edition</span></font></div>Website: <a href="http://www.westerndigital.com.au/">www.westerndigital.com.au</a></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">Warranty: <span class="671191301-10032008">3 Y</span>ear<span class="671191301-10032008">s</span></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008">Recommended Retail
Price:</span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008">320GB
$179.99<br/>500GB $199.99<br/>750GB $349.99<br/>1TB $399.99</span></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial"><strong>My Book Home Edition for Preserving Precious
Memories</strong></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">My Book Home Edition offers an effortless way to
preserve all of life's important milestones -- from baby's first steps to family
holiday celebrations -- all captured in digital photos and videos. The elegant,
collectable My Book Home Edition takes up no more space than a paperback book
and with automatic, continuous backup users can set up the drive to
automatically store and backup all of their precious memories.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><strong>My Book Home Edition combines:</strong></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">- automatic, continuous backup that works in the
background and gives peace of mind when it comes to keeping precious memories
preserved;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">- synchronization and encryption of
data;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">- capacity gauge that shows how much space is
available on the drive;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">- drive activity light;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">- environmentally-friendly power-saving design that
goes into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity and wakes up automatically
when you're ready to use the drive;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">- SmartPower(TM) feature that powers the drive on
and off with the computer;<br/>- high-performance triple interfaces (USB 2.0,
FireWire 400(R), eSATA) for convenience and compatibility among multiple
computers, including both Mac(R) and PC;</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">-  protected by a 3-year limited
warranty;<br/>-  Kensington(R) security slot that works with a Kensington
lock kit to secure the drive to your desk; and,<br/>-  Google(TM) Toolbar,
Google Desktop, and Picasa software.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><strong>Product
Summary</strong></span></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"></span>Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>Product: My
Book Home Edition<br/></font></span></span></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">Website: <a href="http://www.westerndigital.com.au/">www.westerndigital.com.au</a></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">Warranty: <span class="671191301-10032008">3 Y</span>ear<span class="671191301-10032008">s</span></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008">Recommended Retail
Price:</span></font></div>
<div>320GB $179.99 <br/>500GB $199.99 <br/>750GB $349.99 <br/>
1TB $399.99 </div>
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<div><font face="Arial"><strong>My Book Essential Edition for Simple, Instant
Storage</strong></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">My Book Essential Edition offers an effortless way
to add more storage capacity to home or office computers. The drives are
equipped with a USB 2.0 interface that offers convenience and compatibility
among multiple computers; SmartPower features that power the drive on and off
with the computer; and a <span class="531500001-18032008">3</span>-year
limited warranty.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="171414005-17032008"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><strong>Product
Summary</strong></span></font></div>
<div>Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product: My Book Essential</div>
</font></span></span></font></span></span></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"></span></span></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">Website: <a href="http://www.westerndigital.com.au/">www.westerndigital.com.au</a></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"><span class="781040301-10032008"><font face="Arial" size="2">Warranty: <span class="671191301-10032008">3 Y</span>ear<span class="671191301-10032008">s</span></font></span></span></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008">Recommended Retail
Price</span></font></div>
<div>320GB $139.99<br/>
500GB $179.99 <br/>750GB $249.99 <br/>
1TB $349.99 </div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">A 3-D view and more information on the My Book
family of external storage products can be found at </font><a href="http://www.wdmybook.com"><font face="Arial" size="2">http://www.wdmybook.com</font></a><font face="Arial" size="2">.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><strong>About WD</strong></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and
long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations
that collect, manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable,
high-performance hard drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from
loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for external,
portable and shared storage products.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage
products are marketed to leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and
retailers under the Western Digital and WD brand names.   Visit the
Investor section of the company's Web site (</font><a href="http://www.westerndigital.com"><font face="Arial" size="2">http://www.westerndigital.com</font></a><font face="Arial" size="2">) to
access a variety of financial and investor information.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2"><br/>Western Digital, WD, WD logo and MioNet are
registered trademarks; My Book, My Book Home Edition, My Book Office Edition, My
Book Essential, SmartPower and DriveAccess are trademarks of Western Digital
Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other
companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property
of their respective companies. One gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. One terabyte
(TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on
operating environment. Product specifications are subject to change without
notice.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" size="2">    (1)  Computer must be
turned on in order to use remote access feature.</font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" size="2">    (2)  MioNet premium
services are free for one year.<br/></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font size="2"><span class="171414005-17032008"></span><font face="Arial"><strong>P<span class="171414005-17032008">R CONTACT</span></strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au<br/>
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