Summary: Dont install the software. Slows everything down. The software that allows access over the internet is junk. Use the built in web page. Try not to use over a wireless connection on big files.... very slow. I have mine hooked up to a 1gb router and when connected via cable its pretty fast.
Pros: Easy to use and very reliable. Quiet! Fast access and has a network connection to plug right into your router. Also has a USB for adding more storage.
Summary: I am not sure I understand the advantage of the WDAnywhere software, but once you wade through the instructions you realize you can install this without ever installing the WD software. Straightforward setup allows you to use this as a RAID 1 disc array, removing some concerns for backing up data. Easy to setup (if you have some level of networking knowledge) and (so far) reliable. Backup software is basic to say the least - but it works....
Summary: DISCLAIMER: ======================================================== I got this drive for local LAN use only. I have no interest in remote access, so none of my comments, nor my ratings apply to the ability to access this drive over the web. ======================================================== Setting up this drive can be a confusing mess, and is one of the reasons it has been criticized so strongly in various reviews.
Summary: I am actually visiting this site to source and purchase my second My Book World Edition ll. Purchased my first over a year ago when my tech guys at work said they couldn't give me more filr room on the network. I'm the graphics guy and have tons of photos, high-res stock photography and variations of InDesignand PhotoShop projects.
Summary: I'll make this short. This is a network-enabled box with two hard drives in it. You can swap out the drives any time and upgrade, replace, swap, and so forth. If you use the included software, you'll probably be disappointed with MioNet, as it only runs on XP and only after some hurdles. Also, the included EMC software has been dumbed down a little too much to be useful.
Summary: I purchased this from CompUSA - right before they decided to go out of business - no returns. First one I got had physcial drive issues, clicking issue, in addition to spontaneously going offline every 1-2 days. RMA process was very good, but second drive has same issue of going offline.