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WD My Book Studio Edition II 4TB Dual-Drive External Storage System with RAID WDH2Q40000N


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Quad interface, RAID-enabled, about 30% less power consumption, formatted for Mac. The My Book Studio Edition II treads lightly on the earth and carries big performance for creative professionals.


Product Information
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General Information
Performance Specifications
Form Factor
USB 2.0
FireWire 800
FireWire 400
Data Transfer Rate
USB 2.0: Up to 480Mbps; FireWire 1394a: Up to 400Mbps; FireWire 1394b: Up to 800Mbps; Serial ATA: Up to 300MBps
External Drive Connectors
(1) USB "mini B" Port; (1) FireWire 6-pin Port; (1) FireWire 9-pin Port; (1) eSATA 7-pin Port
Electrical Specifications
Power Supply
AC Adapter
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (WxDxH)
3.87" x 6.06" x 6.54"
5.2 lbs.
System Requirements
Supported Windows Operating Systems
The 4 TB version works with Windows Vista only. Windows 2000/XP do not support hard drives with capacities above 2 TB)
Supported Macintosh Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later, 10.5.2 or later
Package Contents
What's in the Box
Dual-drive storage system, FireWire 800 cable, FireWire 800 to 400 cable,USB cable, AC adapter, Software CD, Quick Install Guide
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Years
3 Years

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  • No Service Plan
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The speed you need

Lightning-fast FireWire® 800 combined with RAID 0 (Striped) yields the speed you need for smooth video editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects and saving huge blocks of data in record time.

Cooler, quieter, eco-friendlier

Designed to use only drives with WD GreenPower Technology, this system uses about 30% less energy than standard systems and runs quietly because it doesn't need a fan.
(* Based on comparison between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive system using drives with WD GreenPower Technology)

Formatted for Mac®

Compatible with Apple's Time Machine™. Includes software and instructions for reformatting to Windows®.

Quad interface

Power your creativity with connections for ultra-fast eSATA and FireWire 800. For flexibility and convenience, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 are also included.

User serviceable

Want to upgrade a drive? Simply open the case and replace the existing drive – no screwdriver needed.

Automatic backup software

Back up important projects to multiple destinations including file servers, portable drives and My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save a change it's automatically backed up.

Capacity gauge

See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system.

Intelligent drive management features

Automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown, and LED status and activity lights make this storage system especially easy to use. (Works with USB and FireWire connections only.)

5-year limited warranty

NOTE: RAID 0 (striped) accesses the full capacity of the drives. RAID 1 (mirrored) accesses half of the total capacity for data protection.

Ideal for

  • Smooth video editing, rendering complex 3D objects or special effects and saving huge blocks of data in record time.

System Requirements

  • Available USB port, FireWire 800 or 400 port, eSATA port or eSATA adapter card
  • Mac OS X 10.4.10+, 10.5.2+
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    Note: The 4 TB version works with Windows® Vista only. Windows 2000/XP do not support hard drives with capacities above 2 TB.
    Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Package Includes

  • Dual-drive storage system
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • FireWire 800 to 400 cable
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Software CD
  • Quick Install Guide



Warranty & Support

Vendor Warranty:

  • Parts: 3 Years
  • Labor: 3 Years

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