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Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
7.2 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)

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Overall 2
2.0

Awful

James H., Newegg
14 June 2015
  • Pros: It's a network drive.
  • Cons: It was never stable. I'd set it up and no matter how I'd set it up, it was disconnected a few hours later. Which makes it difficult when one of the things I used it for was my iTunes Library. Flaky from the beginning. I consulted with WD several times, they'd tell me something else, and it still ...
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Overall 6
6.0

So far...

Adam V., Newegg
21 April 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this for $20 at a local brick & mortar retailer in their clearance items. I haven't even powered it on yet. I've noticed it's rather heavy, definitely not for lugging around.
  • Pros: It's a TB plus an external NAS housing that I managed to grab for only twenty bucks! Can't go wrong here, right?
  • Cons: Ethernet/RJ45 Connector Only - I'm somewhat disappointed that the housing has no USB or eSATA port available.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent but annoyingly slow

Jerad G., Newegg
16 March 2015
  • Summary: I'll probably be buying a portable drive soon since the price and size of 2 TB is so much lower now, and the convenience/speed of USB 3.0 is better than this.
  • Pros: It works... it's 2 TB... it attaches to the network I got it so that I could keep my work and school files on it to be accessed around the house regardless of which computer I was on without having to keep duplicate systems on the computers and always be checking them. For this it works great. Sm...
  • Cons: When transferring files it's ridiculously slow, mostly trying to add them to the drive. My other purpose of the purchase was holding my pictures/movies/software/etc... if you get a movie that you want to watch, be prepared to wait quite a while as it transfers over.
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Overall 10
10

Still going

Anonymous, Newegg
13 January 2015
  • Pros: Still going after the years of constant use. That's great for hard drives these days.
  • Cons: None. Still haven't filled up this drive.
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Overall 10
10

great device for the price!!!

Perry S, Amazon
9 January 2015
  • Summary: I was concerned reading the reviews on this product... how can there be so many 5 star and 1 star ratings?? Oh, I know... buyers might not understand what this is. I read one review where someone complained they could only access via their network! No kidding, the name of the product is NAS.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worthless

Max L., Newegg
12 December 2014
  • Pros: 3TB.
  • Cons: Loud. Gets warm. Takes more than two weeks to back up 2TB. And that's if you don't have any errors or power outages.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works well when Drives are good

Cedric F., Newegg
27 September 2014
  • Summary: When I first setup this drive, I used Mirroring which is RAID 1 so 6GB was only 3GB. Issued started right after I copied 2.5GB of important files to the drive. It kept disconnecting. I ran system test and Drive B failed. RMA to replace just that drive wasn't available.
  • Pros: - Easy to connect to router and setup - Smallish footprint - Large capacity
  • Cons: - Unreliable HDD failed after 24 hours - Mirroring did not work to save Data from bad HDD - Lack of technical documentation - RMA will be the whole unit, not just the bad HDD.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Cheap Storage

Axis S., Newegg
12 June 2014
  • Summary: These work great as a file storage solution. I play movies via file share without any issue. I store over 100GB of photos without a problem. Timely bios updates.
  • Pros: Bought 2, one for work and the other for at home. Both have work flawlessly and the speed it great. I was surprised by the file transfer speed since the price was so low.
  • Cons: Wish the 8tb and 6tb options were cheaper
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Overall 2
2.0

don't use it for anything important

bob m., Newegg
11 June 2014
  • Summary: As the title says, don't put anything critical on it.
  • Pros: quiet
  • Cons: after 2 years, it died, since the heads went bad it would have cost 1200 to 1500 to recover data. When it was working, it was slow
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Overall 2
2.0

Didn't pay attention to the reviews, suffered a loss

Siddharth B., Newegg
18 May 2014
  • Summary: Don't be like me and ignore the reviews, hard drive fails. Not worth buying.
  • Pros: -Easy to Set up
  • Cons: - Bad software - Failed within a year - Lost all data
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