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7.9 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 4
4.0

Disappointing

Brian Killen "Mad Scientist", Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: this purchase has been a disappointment. Mac Time Machine compatibility was sketchy. i would not buy this one again .
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Overall 6
6.0

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

czobot, Amazon
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.
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Overall 10
10

My personal cloud

rakuten
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Setup was easy. Transfer of files good speed on home network.
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Overall 10
10

Personal Cloud

rakuten
4 June 2014
  • Summary: Easy setup , plug in , fiollow instructions, bang zoom I was done.
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Overall 10
10

Great product!

CSH, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Works as advertised. Set it up for Raid and have not had a problem with it. Can access everything on it remotely. Stream music, movies, etc.
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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 10
10

These large external storage devices are fairly well designed and easy to use.

rhodoguru "tlaw", Amazon
4 April 2014
  • Summary: If one uses a NAS then this is moderately priced and durable. The associated software works easily. A word of caution is to be careful shutting one down without following their exact instructions.
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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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