Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
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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 ...
Summary: A prior WB NAS device has built-in utilities to move data to and from a USB hard drive plugged into the NAS device. This item worked, but didn't have that capability, even though the product literature implied that it did. I need that feature, so had to return the device.
Pros: None, you shouldn't ever ever ever buy a WD product.
Cons: Where can I start. This this doesn't work whatsoever and they never update the firmware with any relevant fixes. Itunes media server has NEVER worked on it. When I first bought it, we renamed the device and once renamed, you couldn't connect to it anymore, it would not accept any username or pass...
Summary: I'm not often compelled to write negative reviews, but this drive is UNBEARABLY slow. I have other Mybook drives that don't have nearly the hang ups this drive does. deleting or moving large amounts of data is a nightmare on this drive.
Summary: I've done everything right! Netgear R6250 Router with proper settings, CAT 6 Cables less than 10 feet long, GB network card on PC wired to the router as is the My Book and I get 700Kb transfer rates max. I've spent hours reading their poor support doc's that led me nowhere.
Cons: Promised features that never work. No USB. Slow, slow, slow. Keeps dropping connection for no reason.