Western digital gets into the RAID backup game

I’m sure there are plenty of WD hard drives in RAID configurations all around the world, but now they’re stepping into the arena for reals with a consumer-oriented RAID array. They’re all the rage, these days, after all – what with Drobo, the HP MediaSmart, the Newertech setup I mentioned a week ago, and I suppose you could even rig up this thing to be an array.

It comes in 1TB and 2TB flavors, $290 and $550 respectively. You can either mirror or stripe, your choice, and they run on Western Digital GreenPower drives so they’re ostensibly low-power. WD has a couple other similar options, but I think this is the most consumer-accessible one. Its pricing is more aggressive as well, although as always building your own is cheaper.

Kind of a chubby-looking thing isn’t it? Cute, though.