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8.1 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)

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Overall 2
2.0

Slow and periodically disconnects.

Jonny Sokko "I'm a Beggar alright!", Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: I used this as an external drive for my iTunes library and it was a nightmare. It would constantly disconnect and cause iTunes to go back to the default directory. Also it made updates and syncing nearly impossible(they would take ages). I will stick with a wired drive and let my Mac control the wireless sharing. It does a much better job.
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Overall 2
2.0

I have owned this for a little over a year and about to get rid of it.

Jorge Linares, Amazon
10 April 2014
  • Summary: The concept is great and setup is simple however, the speed is horrible and 3 times I have had to do a complete back up of 500 GB, which takes FOREVER. I have restored to factory settings this last time and now it will probably take me week to back up everything again with speeds i am getting. I will am now doing research to purchase another FireWire800 external, which i now will be fast.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy if you look for data protection

Varianti "Varianti", Amazon
20 March 2014
  • Summary: I thought I buy a product which gives me a personal cloud and has data protection in case the drives fails. Here my comments: 1. Cloud? Can you remember when you dialed into the net with a 14k modem? That's how fast "the cloud" works. In my Apple wifi home network. 2. Data backup? Drive failed (the unit not the HDD's) under warranty. WD sent me a replacement. So my simple mind told me: take the old HDD's out and insert into new unit and you are ready to go.
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Overall 6
6.0

Overheating If you are ok to stop watching a movie in between go for it

INFOGLAZEdotCOM "IGS", Amazon
25 February 2014
  • Summary: The unit gets pretty over heated with continuous use. There is no cooling fan in this and the disk get really hot and you can't even touch. The led will go yellow blinking that means the system too hot and is shut down.....
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Overall 8
8.0

Using it for 2+ years

shuvozula, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I've had this for more than 2 years. Really nice and quiet and small portable design. The DLNA server is somewhat clumsy, I wish WD went with Twonky. Very useful if you have the feature pack manager installed: have transmission headless server on it, apache, DLNA, runs like a charm. The only catch is that it can only support RAID 0 or 1 and are using WD green drives, which I have read bad reviews if used in RAID.
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Overall 10
10

Love it so far.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 January 2014
  • Summary: Have only had this for about a week. So far, no problems. Was incredibly easy to set up. Transferred all my music, pics and documents easily. So quiet, If it wasn't for the little light on the front, I wouldn't know it was running.
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Overall 8
8.0

Your own personal cloud

Ronald Yarger, Amazon
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Connection was a snap. Uploads to the cloud is as fast as your system can handle. Never worry about losing personal information ever again.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Danger722, gdgt
27 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm running the latest Mac OSX, a time capsule network linked to a high speed boost comcast connection and transfer rates with the My Book Live Duo are terribly slow, but reliable.
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Overall 10
10

I'm considering another one.

Kazuaki Itaya, Amazon
30 October 2013
  • Summary: Although other review are not positive on this unit, I have my 4TB running on 2TB RAID (so I have copy of copy, yes I'm THAT guy.) I'm considering 8TB unit for 4TB RAID. I know this is still not SDD and there are still a chance of failure, but I think at least I can swap the HDD to get it going again. iPhone/iPad connectivity over network or over remote access app are great!
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

K.J.R.K., Amazon
16 October 2013
  • Summary: It took 2 days to format the drive to raid 1 (mirror), it averages a copy / move speed of 6 MB /sec which translates to anything over 200 GB of data can take nearly an entire day to move. USB attached disk operates more efficiently at a fraction of the cost. And yes, I have a GB enabled router with GB links and I have disabled all file protection / AV and Firewall rules to allow for the most efficient network transfer as possible.
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