Is your computer loaded with photos, music, video, and all sorts of important files? If so, you should make extra room, back them up, and keep them safe on Western Digital's My Book Pro Edition 500 GB External Hard Drive. This reliable, easy-to-use external hard drive is the perfect storage solution for all your precious digital assets. And because it's the pro edition, it includes three leading external hard drive interfaces (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0) on one drive for maximum performance and universal connectivity.
FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connectivity are provided. View larger.
You can also daisy chain two or more drives together for even more storage.
Installation is a breeze because you don't really "install" anything -- just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is not even an installation CD because all the included software loads automatically from the hard drive the first time you plug it in. For cream-of-the-crop, high-speed performance, use My Book Pro Edition's FireWire 800 interface. However, if FireWire 800 isn't convenient, Western Digital has you covered -- the My Book Pro Edition hard drive is also compatible with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400. Best of all, you don't have to choose between one or the other because all three interfaces are built into every drive.
Western Digital provides powerful software with the drive -- EMC Retrospect Express -- that makes backing up your data as easy as possible. In addition to full system backup, the software also provides system recovery and encryption. With a few simple steps you can back up all your data files, or just save your picture and music files. You can also schedule routine backups so you don't have to worry about it ever again.
Built for ease of use, this drive is equipped with a capacity gauge that shows how much space is left on your drive. The My Book Pro Edition also includes intelligent drive management features. For example, the drive turns itself on and off with your computer, and Safe Shutdown prevents the drive from being powered down until all your data has been written.
Western Digital uses a smart design to make the My Book Pro Edition look as good as it performs. The elegant case resembles a book and takes up very little space on your desk. Plus, it stacks horizontally and allows two or more drives to nestle neatly together like encyclopedias on a shelf. Inside the stylish exterior is an exceptionally fast, ultra-quiet, cool-running hard drive.
My Book Pro Edition Hard Drives are ideal for:
- High-speed backup of important documents and images
- Extra storage for your computer
- Automatic backups of your existing hard drive
- Archiving the music stored on your MP3 player
- Adding plenty of space for digital video capture and editing
- Saving and organizing your digital photo collection
If you don't need as much storage space, Western Digital also offers a 250 GB version
of the My Book Pro Edition.
What's in the Box
My Book Pro Edition 500 GB external hard drive, 9-pin to 9-pin FireWire 800 cable (6 feet), 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire 400 cable (6 feet), USB 2.0 certified cable (6 feet), AC adapter with power cord, software CD-ROM (EMC Retrospect Express), and quick install guide.