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: Not bad, transfers are slow 2-4mbs takes forever if your transferring large amounts, also there's no USB for manual transfer which sucks, could atleast give you that option up and download initial large amounts. There's only one USB in for hdd expansion only.
Summary: I like it, but its ok. It seems to be a little slow and the drives heat up way too much for the use. I did not mirror them and used it as a 6TB cloud drive. I use it still and it is great for sharing with everyone in my family and not have to use facebook. So I like it, but its ok.
Summary: Ok, I know I was not expecting the best from this unit. Being a single drive unit without any raid capabilities. Keeping with the rather pleasant My Book shape, this unit has no fan and relies on passive cooling to get the job done.
Pros: -At $130 its not a bad deal, I would never pay the full retails at $200 -Quite, low power usage -Very easy to use user interface, a bit on a slow on the response though -Cloud software to access your files anywhere -Multiple video streams without issue -Built in FTP server
Cons: -Slow large (250MB) file writes, 15-20 MBps Write and 40-60 MBps Reads (-egg) even the slowest green drives today have a write rate at 90 MBps, small file writes (3MB) did a bit better at 30 MBps -Unit could come with a fan to keep it cool and prolong the life of the drive -No Plug ins -Cloud sof...
Summary: OK - you should never update a working system - but there was a new media server in this update - and it seems to have features that I can use (still to be seen when I get my replacement). WD support seems good.
Pros: Great home based package. Lots of storage for a reasonable price. Recognized by my Win 7 system right off the bat.
Cons: Firmware is a problem. Lots of reported problems (read the reviews) but WD responds VERY slowly for update fixes. New releases break older working features (e. g. allowing the MBL to sleep when not being accessed). After the latest firmware update - my MBL went to sleep and NEVER woke up again. P...
Summary: These drives have enough bang for the buck and I’ll probably buy more of them in the future but I wouldn’t use it for professional purposes.
Pros: I have 7 of these drives for the entertainment center. They’re ok for home use, like storing mass quantities of media and work ok with WDTVLIVE media player and network cameras using samba server and ftp. I disabled that Time Machine backups, Twonky media stream service and iTunes server.
Cons: Navigation through setup menus is painfully slow. Status LEDs burned out on almost all of them ( including two replacements, I gave up on RMA ). WD should add an option in setup to turn off status LEDs all together so the drives don’t look crippled when you have a few of them. There is no way to ...
Summary: I purchased WD's My Book Live primarily as storage for critical digital information that is also "backed up" on various additional systems within my network. Periodic/automatic back-ups were not a critical issue, as I generally prefer to select/copy myself.