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External hard drives are wonderful for all our gigabytes of tasteful porn and legally downloaded media, but what happens when you drop one? Your data might die. You spent a long time hoarding that stuff! Give it a nice shield.
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.
When we surveyed the HD media player landscape last year, WD's TV Live ended tied for the top spot, qualified only by a few small issues. The TV Live Plus polishes those rough spots and adds Netflix for good measure.
Western Digital has updated its two-year-old Velociraptor range of hard drives with the SATA 3.0 drives, coming in 450GB and 600GB capacities. They're the fastest-writing hard drives around, transferring up to 6GBs a second.