Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)
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Eric Dalrymple, Amazon
14 August 2014
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.
Summary: I HAVE PURCHASED TWO OF THESE MACHINES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS AND THEY BOTH FAIL. ONE DAY THEY WORK, THE NEXT I CAN'T GET INTO IT TO ACCESS MY FILES. THEY NEED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. THEY ARE ALSO DIFFICULT TO GET A HOLD OF.
Inherent problems that Western Digital will not fix
2 February 2014
Summary: Pros: Works--Mostly. Striping and Mirroring RAID options work. Plays well with Mac and PC at the same time. Very easy to set up. Sleep mode does not work on many (see below). Consider yourself lucky if yours does. Cost- Cheaper than other NAS Cloud storage.
Summary: It's on me because I didn't read all the fine print. Instead of being impressed by this device's technology, I feel hoodwinked by some marketing spin. I thought something called "Cloud Storage" would be wireless. This thing has to be wired. If you don't have your own cloud, it is just storage.
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.
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).
If you are considering a My Book Live Duo for critical back- ups, don't!
Christopher J. Ryan, Amazon
15 April 2013
Summary: I bought a MBLD because I'm a photographer. Saving my images is critical. I liked the fact that the LBMD could be configured to run in RAID 1. How could you go wrong with all your files backed up on two hard drives, right?
Summary: I bought a WD Mybook Live Duo 3TB x 2 a few months ago and have it running in a RAID 1 array. It works marginally well when it is working. Throughput rate is about 30-40 MB/sec for large files and much slower for lots of small files.
Summary: I bought this unit in August 2012. On November 19, one of the drives (in a mirror Raid 1 configuration) went down. I called Western Digital and they told me to backup all my files. I did so. The guy said he created a ticket and that he was going to call back with an RMA. Never got a call.