Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)
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WD My Book Live Duo is ok, but not great; sometimes has connection problems.
Paul R. Fontenot "Paul R. Fontenot", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this external drive at a great price; performance has been spotty; Time Machine has a hard time recognizing it and accepting it as a Time Machine backup but it does work! This drive was meant to be a networking drive; to be plugged into a router, but my Time Machine doesn't always find it or accept it; I found that it works better plugged directly into the computer.
Summary: I have six of these My Book Live Duo drives - three 6TB, and three 8TB; all are set up with RAID mirroring (and I do an additional backup of each drive on six single drive My Book Live drives which are connected one at a time to the USB 3 on the primary computer, and takes between an hour or two for minor updates, to about 24 hrs to backup a drive on which the file/folder structure has been changed).
Summary: Unbearably slow. I bought this so that I can set up RAID to protect all my images, videos, and audio. I bought this a few weeks ago and the thing is still trying to index my files. The light on the front will not stop blinking. Using with MAC OSX is so slow it blows up finder. The only way I can successfully do ANYTHING with this thing is to FTP to and from it which is relatively fast.
Summary: While not a dedicated NAS, this little thing does the job in a home setting very nicely. The DNLA is NOT 'Twonky' anymore and works with everything EXCEPT for some Microsoft stuff, like the XBox, which doesnt recognize it due to MS's stupid 'security'. There is a way around this, however, buy adding a line or two of code. Works great through a PC though. Do yourself a favor though and hook it up via Gigabit and turn off 'sleep' for faster speeds...
I'm sure it's fixable (and I think the web and application support isn't too bad actually), but it's not just easy--I'm gonna ha
10 July 2014
Summary: One thing to know is there is NO WAY to upload stuff to this drive without doing it via wifi. In other words, if you have massive amounts of data you wanna have backed up on it, you can't plug in a usb3 cable and upload it, then hook it up to your network. You have to upload 8tb of data via wifi which can take days and days. I woulda probably looked elsewhere had I known this prior to purchase. It also definitely keeps giving me problems with my apple time machine.
Summary: This product does what exactly it says it will do. Thus why I only gave it 3 stars. However, the network card that's built-in on this must be of the lower quality, because my transfer speed into the NAS was sooooo slow. I normally average about 30-40mb/s transfer rates, but with this one, I averaged around 9-10 mb/s. It doesn't affect the DLNA playability of the device, but it does mean I am spending 6 days copying over a few TB of data as opposed to two or three.
Summary: This is the first Western Digital product I've bought in probably 15 years because of poor customer service and premature failures. They seem to have the customer service part better (I spent two hours on the phone with their support people last night, and finally they tried to pawn me off on their drive recovery affiliates instead of shipping me a new enclosure.... is there some kickback going on here?