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WD 1TB MYBOOK2 HOME edition external hard drive, £149.84 only

Western Digital HD My Book 2 Home is a 1TB 7200rpm 16MB external hard disk drive.

Your baby's first step, your wedding in Bali, all your important milestones…all captured in digital photos and video. What could be more important?

Store them safely and keep them backed up on My Book Home Edition external hard drives. On sale http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B87168 (opens in new tab) at Lambda-tek for £149.84 only.

Easy to set up, easy to use - Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use.

There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in Automatic backup - Save a copy of your photos to an online sharing service, duplicate your e-mail and contacts to your iPod, and back up all your precious files to your My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save something it's automatically backed

Flexible triple interface - USB 2.0 -- For convenience and compatibility among multiple computers. FireWire 400 –- A high-performance interface that's perfect for Macintosh computers.

eSATA 3 Gb/s -- The ultra-fast eSATA interface gives you speed compar
Fits right in - Takes no more space than a paperback book.

Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf
Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your drive. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)

Smart and energy efficient - Turns itself on and off with your computer and Safe Shutdown prevents the drive from being powered down until all your data has been written. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)

Designed to keep the drive inside cool - The My Book enclosure's heat dissipating design with Morse Code prevents heat buildup… a notorious data killer. How cool is that?

Environmentally friendly - Our environmentally-friendly drive is designed to save power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. When you're ready to use it, it wakes up automatically

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