Pros: People's negative reviews are due to the software. The solution is simple: DO NOT install the included software. Just plug it in and it works. If you don't need to access it from over the internet, this works great as a networked hard drive. Easy to se
Cons: Lack of a USB port that allows you to plug it directly into your computer via USB. The only way to access it is over the network.
Cons: SLOW, SLOW; UNRELIABLE; QUIRKY-fails to maintain LAN connect when attached to router (wrt54g), must be attached to LAN via a switch;NOISY-loud fan a huge distraction, If unit fails, Linux-compatible file format makes greatly complicates data recovery
"It all worked for me at least once including Mionet!"
11 September 2010
Pros: For the price, this 1TB network hard drive is a step forward for home data management, especially backups and sharing. It is possible to reliably run backup software either WD Anywhere provided or others eg. Allway Sync on each home computer.
Cons: Not so easy to make it work as it sounds in the marketing, especially the Mionet remote file access. As everyone says, a removable harddrive system (RAID) is better than a dedicated one like in this product.
Pros: Hardware seems to be up to WD's usual standards, although it's difficult to tell, due to the hideousness of the bundled MioNet software.
Cons: Do not, under any circumstances, install the bundled MioNet software. Not only does it not work worth a tinker's, it transmits your info to MioNet, making it virtually impossible to use the drive without MioNet in the future.