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).
Summary: Was surprised how noisy and hot this ran, even when no computers on the network were on. Decided to switch it to RAID mode because the noise and heat caused me to wonder about reliability, and the software started the restructuring at the rate of 2% per day.
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.