Expanding its line-up of consumer-friendly external hard drives, Western Digital announced that its "My Book" family of storage appliances is now available with capacities of 1.5TB and 750GB.

From remote access and sharing to simple add-on storage and back up, the My Book family meets a variety of needs generated by today’s increasingly large files from digital pictures, HD (high definition) video and music.

WD’s popular My Book family is designed to be as easy to use for mainstream consumers as common household appliances.

The unique remote-access of WD’s My Book World Edition storage system offers a simple and secure way to access and share data, photos, and music at home, in the office, and anywhere in the world - even when your local computer is off.

The My Book family of storage appliances with capacities of 1.5 TB and 750 GB are available now at select retail stores, online retailers and in the United States.

Estimated pricing for the My Book family ranges from 330 euro to 599 euro depending upon model and capacity.