Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)
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Western Digital My Book Live Duo (4TB)
2 April 2012
Excerpt: The competitively priced Western Digital My Book Live Duo is a two-drive network attached storage (NAS) device that offers an astounding 4TB of storage capacity. It's very easy to use and offers speedy file read times, but it does lack some features and the latest USB 3.0 connectivity.
Pros: Inexpensive, Attractive design, Fast file read times
Excerpt: If you’re still making excuses about why you aren’t running local data back-ups, this drive is prepared to shoot down every one of your tepid arguments. With the My Book Live Duo , Western Digital updates its venerable line of network-attached storage devices.
Pros: Broad Mac, PC, and consumer device support. Works with Time Machine, DLNA devices, you name it. An affordable way to add lots of RAID-protected storage for backup, media serving, or both. Solid performance. USB port available should you wish to expand storage capacity further.
Cons: Files uploaded via iPhone app get renamed. Still no social networking hooks for auto-uploading photos or videos. Costly at 0 (the 2TB version was 0 last year), though that may have more to do with the constantly fluctuating cost of storage drives than anything else.
Conclusion: Six terabytes for $800 isn’t the cheapest storage solution out there, but WD more than makes up for it with the addition of remote access and redundant backups through a RAID setup. Speed of remote video streaming is an issue, though.
Pros: Easy setup; simple setting controls; versatility with remote access via DLNA and iOS apps; quiet operation
Conclusion: The WD MyBook Live Duo Personal Cloud is a pretty flexible device. If you have valuable data at home, you really need a NAS to protect it, and ideally, that NAS should have the protection of RAID. Of course, RAID is expensive, because it halves the usable space.
Pros: Pleasant user interface, terrific mobile apps,
Cons: Costly, proper RAID protection means you lose 50% capacity, copying data can be arduous
Excerpt: Læg dertil, at den koster under 50 øre pr. gigabyte, og vi har en vinder i kategorien ”Bedste køb”. Prisen er dog stadig pebret. 2700 kroner er mange penge for lagerplads, men med 6 TB til rådighed løber storfamilien eller det lille firma ikke tør for lagerplads lige med det samme.