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One of the world's largest hard drive makers has emerged as another victim of the floods that've hit Thailand, with WD reporting that one of its Thai plants has been "inundated" by water and some equipment is currently underwater.

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Western Digital's handy little digital streaming box is cheaper than I've ever seen it before at Officeworks right now; a measly $99 will net you one. It doesn't handle absolutely every format out there, but it's unobtrusive and for the most part just works.

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Western Digital's My Book Studio Edition II was already at the top of the leaderboard, with four interfaces (FireWire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0) and 4TB of storage. But now that the external hard drive comes in 6TB - for a relatively reasonably $US550 - and adds Apple Time Machine compatibility - it's a pro-level Mac user's dream. Assuming you don't have anything better to dream about than external hard drives.

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You know what? I am so completely flabbergasted by WD's decision to create these "mascots" for their hard drive range, I can barely string two words together into a coherent thought. So I'm going to let the press release explain the concept for you.

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When Amazon switched over to "frustration free" packaging last year - using minimal materials to ease the strain on the environment - they unwittingly became the prime suspect in a string of hard disk drive deaths. Behold the trail of sorrow.