Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
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1 November 2013
Summary: Easy to setup a breeze to use. Nice transfer rates once i used my GLAN switch instead of my 100 MB wifi router. Still dont expect the performance of an internal drive but it's good enough to alloy me to view 1080p movies on my TV with no skips.
"SOFTWARE IS PATHETIC and UNRELIABLE. WD CAN'T EVEN FIX"
17 September 2013
Pros: Good concept and should be able to back-up multiple devices. Hardware seems okay. WD support gets an "A+++" for effort.
Cons: Software fails routinely. Reinstalled at least 5 times including 3 times by WD support & it still fails routinely. Even when it fails, it shows it has succeeded but when you check the files are not backed-up. Can only allow 1 schedule for b/u.
Summary: Up until purchasing this I had been using old hard drives I'd been collecting here and there for extra backup and storage. While that works alright, it can be a pain and time consuming. The setup was easy and the programs with it are pretty good. I transferred my most of my media to it and have found that the play back on our Google TV has improved greatly compared to playing it from my desktop computer and having to leave it on when I needed to access it.
Pros: Can store things like an external at an incredibly slow transfer rate (sarcasm, there are no pros to this piece of junk)
Cons: Where to begin... 1. Getting the MBL to function consistently is a chore 2. Twonky media server really was a POOR choice 3. Drops connectivity constantly 4. Mediacrawler process drags everything 5. SLOOOOW transfer rate