Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)
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Not worth your time.
Pete Jacobsen, Amazon
6 July 2013
Summary: The first one said it needed new firmware during setup. Tried to install the firmware and the unit locked up, Western Digital tech support could do nothing. Sent the unit back to Amazon and they replaced it by two day shipping.
Summary: Only giving this 1 star because I cannot give it zero. The WD Duo arrived yesterday. I unboxed it, connected to my network, and ran the WD setup software. The software indicated that there was new firmware available and started the firmware update.
Summary: Before buying the WD My Book Live Duo 8TB personal cloud storage external drive (God, what a name), I read the reviews extensively. Most of them were not good. I decided my long association with Western Digital (10+ years) was worth a benefit of the doubt (that, and the fact that I'm also not...
Summary: My Live book duo has died a week after purchase. What's a point to have HDD redundancy if the electronics inside the unit is so unreliable? Stay away from it. You may think that because of "Duo" your data is safe but it is not!
Summary: I'll cut to the chase. I'm tech savvy. Been setting up home PCs and routers before the general public even knew what a router is. Took not 1, not 2 but 3 drives and none of them would work as they are supposed to.
Summary: The Web interface for product registration shows errors even when the product had been registered, only one week running and Disk B is failing, this device is very bad to work with IPs 10.0.0.x because it dissapear from the network.
Summary: Although a great idea to have a network drive that all your devices can access and backup to, the network speed of this 8 tb device was Terrible. Even WD customer service said that it had the speed of USB 2.0. I have 2.83 tb of data to backup. My first backup took seven days.
Summary: I bought this drive thinking I could use it in Raid 1, which would mean my data was backed up but I would only have 4 terabytes. All is good until one drive fails. Now I can’t use it and WD won’t tell me how to get a replacement drive. Run away from this product, no support.