Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Duo (WDBVHT0040JCH/WDBVHT0060JCH/WDBVHT0080JCH)
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WD My Book Live Duo is ok, but not great; sometimes has connection problems.
Paul R. Fontenot "Paul R. Fontenot", Amazon
27 November 2014
Summary: I bought this external drive at a great price; performance has been spotty; Time Machine has a hard time recognizing it and accepting it as a Time Machine backup but it does work! This drive was meant to be a networking drive; to be plugged into a router, but my Time Machine doesn't always find it or accept it; I found that it works better plugged directly into the computer.
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
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.
Summary: This product does what exactly it says it will do. Thus why I only gave it 3 stars. However, the network card that's built-in on this must be of the lower quality, because my transfer speed into the NAS was sooooo slow. I normally average about 30-40mb/s transfer rates, but with this one, I averaged around 9-10 mb/s. It doesn't affect the DLNA playability of the device, but it does mean I am spending 6 days copying over a few TB of data as opposed to two or three.
Summary: This version of WD My Book Live Duo is similar to the My Book World we originally purchased. We use this item with ethernet cables to share data between 5 mac computers and three printers through a 16 port switch. It stores the data and image files without problem but access time is much slower than we are accustomed to.
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.....
Summary: The device itself is fine. It is just a NAS, so nothing special. Expensive for what it is. The worst part of the experience was contacting tech support with a basic set up issue. WD puts a special "concierge service" card in the box that has a fancy hotel-style bell on it. It gives the impression that tech support is high end. It is not. The guy was nice enough, but only knew basic functionality of the device. Turns out my issue was a simple DHCP problem.
Summary: I want to start off by saying that I have bought mounds upon mounds of products from Amazon, but this is my first time writing a review. I felt that my experience with this device was important enough to warrant a warning to others. So here goes: I ordered one of these drives a couple of weeks ago, it arrived and I hooked it up and went through the setup on my Windows 7 PC.
Summary: I purchased this item based on past WD experience and various reviews. The documentation is a little scarce on some of the basics but WD support was there, eventually, to provide the details. At times the software is a little slow and the initial backup takes a serious time to complete. There does not appear to be any way to indicate that the ongoing backup is actually taking / taken place, a little worrying The drive frequently does not reattach after a PC restart.