Summary: I bought this to replace an old unit I had that crashed hard. It took me weeks to recover the data and I thought the hard crash was a fluke. However, < 2yrs later and the drive crashed hard again. Thankfully the crash only corrupted 1 of the disks.
Summary: This may be the low end for NAS devices, but I have not experienced a failure with this system since I purchased it. Writing to it tends to be a little slow on my network, but for infrequently written data or data you need accessible from multiple devices, this works well.
Summary: Forget about it if you want to use it as a backup storage. For large backup files, you will end up with average of 100kB/s, not MB! Set up is quite easy and it works fine but way too slow. I've try to find some fixes but nothing do yet. Full of post of the same problem on the net.
Summary: I already have another smaller version of the My Book World and I needed to expand for my sudden collection of iTunes children's movies. Having this setup makes sharing between my computers, devices and my AppleTV a snap.
Summary: I bought this system for my office. I live in Florida and had a power spike this summer, the system failed during one of our summer storms. I was able to recover my data by utilizing a third party RAID rebuild software but the the Western Digital drive itself was toast.
Summary: I have two of these on two different networks. Both of them stop working and I have to unplug them to restart them. Western Digital Customer service hasn't been any help. The last thing they wanted to blame the fact that I had it plugged into a switch instead of the router.
Summary: I had my first WD NAS fail, AFTER 1½ YEARS. I kept it running and copied all data from it to a third disk. I bought a new drive and the NAS rebuilt the mirror and worked for several months before the new drive failed. I backup the data again to a third disk.
Summary: I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, and I'm afraid I can't recommend Western Digital based on this purchase experience. I gave it one stars because it works occasionally, but only after a lot of fiddling.
Summary: I should have known better. I have a 500GB NetStation, circa 2005 and it's a dog as well. I hoped WD had learned how to design/implement a home desktop NAS by now but it seems they still don't have a clue.
Pros: Cheap price, easy install, wasn't DOA
Cons: Slower than snot on a frozen windshield. I bought this to save images of my main photo library (~490GB) from a 1T USB2 EHD. The image took 16 hours. The fastest speed I saw was ~80Mbps, the average was about 60Mbps. To compare, I created an image of my C drive (~280GB) to a Buffalo LinkStation. T...