Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
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Western Digital My Book Live 1TB NAS
24 October 2011
Conclusion: Western Digital has latched on to the network-attached storage (NAS) market with the introduction of three simple-to-use products. The My Book Live range is the most consumer-focused range, aimed at users who need centralised file access for their computers, tablets and smartphones. Looking like a regular external drive, the Live's Gigabit Ethernet port is the only overt indication it's a NAS product.
Summary: The Western Digital MyBook Live is a fast, plug-and-play, simple-to-use home NAS server that unfortunately lacks features and has a subpar remote-access solution.
Pros: The Western Digital My Book Live NAS server is easy to use, fast, and affordable. It also comes with mobile applications to share photos on the go.
Cons: The WD My Book Live's hard drive can't be serviced by users, and there's no USB port to add more storage. The device lacks common features found in many NAS servers, and its MioNet remote access solution is nearly useless.
Summary: The Western Digital My Book Live Duo houses two hard drives and offers data redundancy in addition to spanning. It's a simple NAS device to install and use; best of all, if you want to access your data remotely, you don't have to know anything about networking to set this up.
Excerpt: Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are excellent for backing up your important digital files and folders, as well as sharing media between all computers and other media playing devices on your home network.
Excerpt: Network attached storage (NAS) devices are a great way to share files between several computers, but setting one up for the first time can be daunting. Western Digital hopes to break this stigma with the new My Book Live edition, a one-bay, 2TB NAS that’s very user-friendly. Installation was indeed very simple and took just a few minutes – the setup program located the disk and added it to the Windows desktop in a couple of clicks.
Excerpt: At first glance, there’s nothing particularly special about the My Book Live. It offers similar features to most of its competitors, with a Gigabit Ethernet interface for connecting to your home or office network. It works with Time Machine and acts as an iTunes server and also supports UPnP networking for streaming music and video to other non-Apple devices.
Pros: A fast, affordable and easy-to-use network drive; useful companion iOS apps; works with Time Machine and acts as an iTunes server
Western Digital My Book Live – NAS für Zuhause und im Büro
1 August 2013
Conclusion: Die My Book will ganz klar auf den Heimischen Schreibtisch und dort ist es auch genau richtig. Sehr einfaches Setup, gute Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten und ein zeitloses wie hübsches Design machen die My Book Live zu einer sehr überzeugenden Lösung für den Heimgebrauch oder im kleinen Büro. Preis: 1 TB ca. 100€ / 2 TB ca.