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7.8 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 4
4.0

slow transfer and UI takeover of browswer

Calvin Hobbess, Amazon
26 May 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this product like most people, as backup device and storage area for my media files. The transfer rate of large 4G files is less then advertised. I had to directly connect the WD Duo to my laptop which is a strait 1 Gps connection. With antivirus turned off (or on, it didn't make a difference)the max transfer rate is 30MB/s Oddly trying to transfer wma/mp3 files using the same direct cable method only allowed for 3 MB/s!!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Basics Work, but Lots of Flaws

T. Sanborn, Amazon
20 April 2013
  • Summary: As a simple NAS, it gets the job done. On my Gigabit network I can treat these drives as local drives. However, a lot of the special features don't work well: --The Media Server on the duo systems is a proprietary DLNA server (on the single drive systems they use Twonky). I have not been able to get it to be recognized by any of my systems (PS3 and Windows). I plan on changing over to Twonky, it's just extra work and probably voids the warranty.
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Overall 4
4.0

Max 6MBs. Long delay before download.

David R. Bunting, Amazon
27 April 2012
  • Summary: After trying this and finally returning it for the reasons below, and trying several other similar boxes, I discovered something the world apparently doesn't know yet: On a Mac system, don't use the RAID setup included in any of these multi-drive external hard drive/RAID boxes. Set up AS ONLY JBOD. Then USE ONLY YOUR MAC OS DISK UTILITY TO SET UP THE RAID. All problems are solved that way!
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Overall 4
4.0

Western Digital - Disappointing

Mr. Mark S. Hammond "Rigsby's Rock Outs", Amazon
20 January 2013
  • Summary: I was looking to upgrade my current NAS to allow further music and films to be added in the coming months and probably years and decided to go with this as i have never had problems with WD equipment and have about 6 external hard drives made by them. This comes with some great little add ons and the web based dashboard looks slick. Thats where the good ends.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mixed feelings, mostly negative

Mr. L. J. Hudson, Amazon
29 December 2012
  • Summary: I've had my drive for several months now and think it's been long enough to write a quick review. I bought this NAS because it's from Western Digital. Having used their drives for many years it seemed logical they could produce a decent NAS box. Yes, and no. There's no point my going into lots of detail about the features of the drive and how it all works as this done elsewhere here.
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Overall 4
4.0

Harddrive failed after just 2 months

James Ch Adams "Homewood", Amazon
23 November 2012
  • Summary: The WD My Book Duo has a lot of promise and is fairly well packaged and organised, however after just 2 months one of the hard drives failed and I have had to send it back to WD. After speaking with them onthe phone a ticket was raised but I had to pay for the postage and insurance to get this back to Swindon after such a short time of working. I think this is very poor service from such a leading force in the market place.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not at all impressed

Drndik, Amazon
14 October 2012
  • Summary: I have been playing with this HDD now for 5 days. On the positive side the features that are advertised by the manufacturer exist and provided that they were working, it would all be a great piece of hardware, e.g. - accessing your data from anywhere around your house/flat wirelessly - accessing your data over the internet - uploading your photos from your mobile device or tablet and sharing with the rest of the family, etc.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very poor functionality

designermonkey, Amazon
20 September 2012
  • Summary: I thought I'd purchase this device after having many WD (internal) drives in the past and having absolutely no problems whatsoever, and very long life cycles. What a mistake that was. This drive is one of the poorest implementations of external storage I've ever seen. 1. The DNLA server is useless and only decides to show up randomly across my network, even then it can't actually stream any media to any device because apparently all the media is either corrupt or just...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Brilliant

No Name, Amazon
14 May 2012
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