Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book World Edition II (WDH2NC series)
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Worked for 2 1/2 years
Sean H., Newegg
30 June 2014
Summary: I thought I was saving money a couple of years back when I bought this, but all I ended up doing is costing myself money, time, frustration in trying to recover my important files. I really wish I'd gone elsewhere or just put together a mini-itx Linux machine.
Pros: Easy to set-up and configure
Cons: Slow operation. Hardware failure after about 2 1/2 years of moderate use. Ironically, the hardware that failed was not the drives themselves (which were configured in a Raid 1 format), but the built-in nic
Summary: This was my second MBWEII. I use them in the RAID 1 configuration. A drive had failed in the first unit. Prior to correcting this I wanted to backup the first unit fully to a second unit. Then fix the first and double my storage. The first unit was almost 90% full.
Summary: the drive itself is good but one of the main functionality of itunes server does not work with itunes 10.4 and up. On contacting Western Digital they acknowledged the issue but have no plans of releasing a firmware update anytime soon.
Decent NAS & Good Product Support. But not Very Stable
Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 November 2011
Summary: I have been using for more than 6 months now. After a few months the device failed to mount the hard drives. I had to wipe out the entire movie and music collection. Luckily WD Support was excellent and they replaced with another drive promptly.
Summary: I normally don't write reviews for products, but given the nature of the problems I had, I decided to make an exception. First off, I'm a very tech saavy person and actually work in the technology industry. As such, I can understand some of the issues that a product like this might have.
Summary: I bought this unit in summer 2011. Everything about it seemed perfect. - Easily attached to network -auto backup of multiple home computers -built in media server to stream to PS3 and other computers -Remote access through mionet -A beautiful appearance -A reasonable price When I received the item I...
Summary: Although listed as "2TB," the default configuration is really 1TB (on one drive) completely backed up (RAID) on another 1TB drive.
Pros: Purchased from NewEgg. Insanely easy to install, plugged into router and it showed up automagically on Win XP, Vista, 7, Ubuntu 8. Dual complexity, browser-based management is very clean. Email alerts work flawlessly. Built-in FTP server is useful for sharing. Works extremely well with my WDTV Li...
Cons: Some have thought the transfer rates are "slow." They are what I expected which is to say that it's not the same as writing from one hard drive to another on the same computer. But, it's not unreasonable by any stretch of the imagination. I've had a rare occasion (3-4 times in 8 months) where it ...
Summary: If you are running Mac OS X Lion, do not buy this product. The incompatibility with the latest version of AFP in Lion basically renders this box useless. Months after Lion's developer release, WDC has yet to provide a firmware update.
Summary: After 2 weeks and very little usage (less than 3GB daily backups) HDD 2 has experienced multiple thermal alarms, SMART check failure, and the entire device as a whole is now operating in degraded mode (RAID 0). It'd be nice if this was well designed, but it's not.
Pros: Large capacity, relatively low price for a NAS
Cons: Caviar Green HDD's are junk, and this thing has two of them inside. It also has no fan, and thus gets REALLY hot during normal operation.
Summary: I would recomend this product WD is worth your money.
Pros: I have owned this 2TB My Book for a few years now. I had it mirrored but I now have a few more 2TB hard drives to back up my data and have set it back to a 2TB drive. It has always worked decent a little slow but not bad. I had the WD 1TB quit working on me and lost all my data but WD gave me thi...
Cons: It's a very big Hard drive case with 2 3.5 1TB hard drives. The new 2TB are one drive and alot smaller. This My Book I have to say has held up its end and I have even dropped this HD encloser and it still works awesome.