Western Digital launched the new My Book Studio LX today, which takes their popular My Book series of external hard drives and clothes in an aluminum casing that matches perfectly with most modern Mac computers.
The new My Book Studio LX sets itself apart with FireWire 800 connectivity, an e-ink label that gives users an idea of what and how much data is stored on the drive and built-in compatibility with Apple Time Machine, OS X’s native backup software.
WD is offering the new Mac-oriented drives (although they’re still compatible with both Windows and Linux-powered machines using either FireWire 800 or USB2.0) in two sizes. One terabyte (1TB) models will retail for $199.99 while two terabyte (2TB) models will retail for $269.99. Both come with a three-year limited warranty and are formatted with HFS+ out of the box.