WD Introduces Multi-system Compatible 4TB NAS

"High-performance storage manufacturer Western Digital (WD) today unveiled its newest offering - the 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS device."

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WD Introduces Multi-system Compatible 4TB NAS
The 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS from WDHigh-performance storage manufacturer Western Digital (WD) today unveiled its newest offering – the 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS device. The 4TB storage solution is fully compatible with PCs, PS3 and Xbox and offers industry leading features.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions have slowly moved on from being business-only applications to find wide usage in personal and home networks too. Through its My Book World Edition II NAS, WD hopes to capture a major portion of this fast growing market.
“Families have more and more digital media like movies, photos and music to store, share and protect. Having two drives inside the My Book World Edition II network storage system, instantaneously and automatically duplicating data, offers consumers the peace of mind of double safe, real-time protection of their valuable content,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products group. “Families can relax knowing their valuable media is backed up while enjoying the ability to stream their content to a plethora of different devices from PCs and Macs to PS3s, Xbox 360s and the latest connected TVs.”
The RAID 1 based NAS solution features dual drives that are mirrored for extra safety of data stored. Each drive carries 2TB storage capacity, with one drive acting as usable storage while the other mirrors it for data redundancy. In the event of the main storage failing, the mirror drive ensures user data is safe and available.
WD is shipping the NAS with pre-installed backup software that continuously backs up data from computers on the network. Designed for use as a media and data server, the My Book World Edition II works smoothly with PCs and Macs and is just as compatible with other DLNA players including the PS3 and the Xbox 360.
Already available at select retailers and WD’s online store, the 2TB version of the My Book World Edition II NAS costs $399.99, while the newly redesigned 4TB system is priced at $699.99.
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19-06-2009, 19:17:33

Counter Terrorist Zombie
Hi Guys,

I need to upgrade my g/c as I'm getting really crap fps when the server gets full (32players).

What card would give me a minimum of 60fps with all the eye candy and lots of action in TF2? I don't want to upgrade my CPU/RAM.. Just the gpu. (E8400 overclocked to 3.8GHz so dont think thats the bottleneck)

I'm struggling to find reviews where they take into account the minimum fps achieved. I have a Sapphire 4850 which is decent for running games at low res (by that I mean below my screens native res)

my spec:
1) 1680x1050 screen res
2) os: Windows Vista 32bit
3) 4gb ram
4) E8400 @ 3.8GHz

I thought vista was the culprit so installed XP on another partition. Same kinda fps (latest drivers yada yada yada).

Budget: Don't want to spend over £150. Is this possible? :)

19-06-2009, 19:30:53

a 4890 is a really good choice and you could crossfire the 4850 with it just for the hell of it


19-06-2009, 20:47:11

I have to say it's strange that you don't get a smooth fps with that rig - I run the following:

q6600 o/c'ed @ 3.8ghz
asus 4850 o/c'ed @ 700/1100

and I play on a 1920x1080 32" LCD.

I play TF2 all the time at max setting at this resolution, and it runs great. Based off benchmarks, I should be around 85fps or higher, I never go below the 60hz my display puts out.

19-06-2009, 21:11:27

A 4850 is plenty for that resolution to be honest.

I think you need to look elsewhere. Look at the processes running in the background. I think that is somewhere to start. There is nothing wrong with a 4850 for your resolution :)

20-06-2009, 02:38:53

I Hunta x
i would have thourt a single 4850 would have been fine at that res, with this 8800gt i seem to get 75+ in a maxed out server even with most of the players on screen + explosions and fire and all that good stuff and 100+ on 20 player games with everything maxed on my 42" @ 1900x1080

id say for your budget sell your 4850, then try find another £30 or so and get a 4870x2, but if you want a single card then the 4890 would do the job

EDIT: the 8800 rig i got them fps on spec is
Q6600 @ stock
2 gig ddr2 800 @stock
8800gt @ stock
xp 32 bit

20-06-2009, 03:49:43

I'm running 1920*1200 on my main screen and not having a problem with TF2, running a 4850 at stock speeds.

Is it really an FPS drop or maybe network lag? If the FPS are still high but the players are jumping around I think your network doesn't exactly like it.

20-06-2009, 05:48:08

Counter Terrorist Zombie
hmmmmmmmmmmmm :(

Thanks for the feedback guys - it's good to hear you're all are running the same card at higher res with minimal fps loss!

I think i will need to investigate further - I dont think its a network issue, I don't get any lag/loss / that much choke.

Although, I do only play on heavily modded server. I'll try playing on a normal server :p and will report back :)

22-06-2009, 04:35:36

Don't know how much of a difference it would make but noticed your running a lot of RAM on a 32bit OS meaning the system will only be seeing about 3.5GB overall inc. GPU RAM and system. Upgrading to 64bit might help a bit.

22-06-2009, 06:17:42

I can play tf2 at 1680 x 1050, ON A 8500GT.. 620/1140/1120

29-06-2009, 06:01:23

You ar better af with Windows Vista x64 or Windows Xp x64 Or Windows 7 x64 For max performance

Greetz devil0wner

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