Western Digital has redesigned its My Book World Edition to target consumers with multiple computers on a home network.
The company says the new device simplifies the tedious task of backing up an entire household’s files.
The network storage device comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities and has both DLNA 1.5 and UPnP certification to allow for streaming with a variety of devices.
It also has a single USB port to let you turn any other USB drive into a network drive.
Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups, said the My Book World Edition drive simply had to be plugged into a network router, a few buttons had to be clicked and it backed up the files from all the PCs and Macs on the network.
Any changes to the files are automatically and continuously backed up to the drive.
The new hard drives are available now in the 1 TB capacity and expected later this month in the 2 TB capacity (USD $230 and $450 or GBP 168.99 and GBP 369.99 respectively).