Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
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3 weeks ago
Summary: Should have listened to the reviews before I purchased this NAS. I had read a large number of reviews about people having issues with this unit (didn't work right out of box, stability, longevity, etc.) but figured I know what I'm doing right?
Pros: small footprint, easy setup, plays well with network, at first.
Cons: system installed ok and integrated with network perfectly. Became unstable after a few weeks and started having issues with device showing up on network in windows 7. Device uses Linux OS and probably needs some fixes to run smoothly with windows. Static cooling (no fans). Unit runs very hot and ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.