Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book World Edition (WDH1NC series)
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K. Collins, Amazon
21 March 2012
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. To achieve the transfer I used a 10 mbit/s hub to connect the two drives and a laptop with a single 100Mb/s internet connection in their own private network.
Summary: The WD NAS works ok, but the main problem I have had is with maintaining a network connection through my router. Every day I need to restart the NAS in order to have it recognized on my home network. I have tried making changes in the NAS setup and also with the router, but everytime I think I have solved the problem it will just disappear off of my network again. Then I need to start over again.
Summary: i've had mine for a few days and it has locked up multiple times (with the latest firmware) and the read and write speed are horrible. on my brand new cat6/gigabit network i only got 8MB/sec write AND read. i dont know why they even put a gigabit nic in it, a 10/100 port would not even be the bottleneck on this POS. sending it back on monday and buying another brand.
Summary: This Network Attached Storage does what I purchased it to do. I have several Western Digital USB drives and a 1 TB non-RAID NAS which I have been pleased with, but needed more space as I have lots of Video taken over the last several decades. The pro's with this drive now that I have it installed: works seamlessly in the background; provides that extra bit of security with the RAID-1 capability; works well in a dual Windows 7/Mac OS 10.6 environment; works well with the...
Summary: This never really worked with Apple iMac Time Machine. It was easy enough to set up (if you've set up LAN-based devices before) and Time Machine worked great the first day. Then I started getting failure messages daily indicating the drive had a "username or password" problem and Time Machine could not back up my work. Re-entering the password would make it work once, then it would fail again the next day.
Summary: The CD setup disc did not work. Luckily I was able to manually setup through windows without any problems. Once I did that it was a breeze to start moving my files of music to the device. It took half a day to transfer about 140 gigs. I have mine setup in RAID1. Now I can really begin to digitize my music collection and know that it is safe. Very happy with my purchase.
Summary: I had high hopes on this NAS drive. Yes, I read many bad reviews and also many good reviews, so took a chance. My experience seemed to be exactly like most of those bad reviews. First off it was hard to install. My PC (running XP) could see the device but was not able to map the drives. Finally after some research on the internet, I made a change in the windows admin area and mapped the drive. So all looked good.
Summary: My roommates and I purchased this NAS to act as a media server for the three of us: storage for movies, TV shows, music videos, pictures, etc. What we wanted was a drive accessible by anyone on the wireless network with a fast enough speed to download/stream our media, large enough to hold the media all three of us had, stable enough to not crash every couple of days, capable of streaming to a PS3, and easy enough to use so that a couple of college grads like us could...
So far, so good - but SLOW, SLOW, SLOW, SLOW, SLOW.
Yogi Moore "YogiM", Amazon
3 August 2010
Summary: Its running and I am fairly confident with the 2Tb striping drive in place. Bought an APC UPS device. The WD replaces a crap-assed ReadyNAS drive that failed with a Seagate Barracuda that had a huge goober all over the top platter. Don't buy ANY Seagate drive! A few things about the WD to consider when making a purchase: 1. The bright white light that "dances" on the front cover will bug you no end - its big and bright.
Summary: I bought this product to back up two computers on my home network. Each has approximately 20-40 GB worth of docs, pics, audio, and video to back up, so I've come nowhere near the 1TB capacity of the device. It is hard-wired into my admittedly elderly, though perfectly functional, 802.11g router behind the TV. It's been up and running for about a month now. Setup was easy with the included software.