Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
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Hard deal to beat
8 August 2013
Summary: I have had the WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS for over a year. After the first one had a hard drive crash, which was quickly replaced by WD, it has performed flawlessly on my network. I don't use the Cloud feature, but as a file and media server, it's hard to beat for the price. Your getting a nice enclosure and a NAS for the price on the hard drive alone.
Summary: So far we are pleased with our purchase. We needed something to store lots of pictures and videos and files. We would recommend this product. It has several other features that we may never use.
Excerpt: I put this on the home net work and now can access my compatible files through my iproducts, PS3 and a few others. I can also access SOME of my stored data from a seperate network. It's really just for home use though. Do not expect it to do more than back up your stuff and give you quick access o the compatable files.
Pros: fast set up, stores most all files, workswell with ipad//phone
Cons: initial back-up takes for-ever!, have to learn how to use it yourself, it's not fire-proof!
Summary: NAS drive works perfectly with xbmc and Apple TV. Great product that works really well, but be careful with how you plug it in. I have had two of these products, the first one worked perfectly for a year, but due to a power surge it got the red light of death. Unfortunately I didn't have a proper plug. Next one I've had has worked really well for over a year, and I have it in a protected plug!
Summary: Great product although a little slow. I actually use this to store all my music which can then be played through Sonos wireless system. I thought this might have a USB connection so that your initial download of music or pictures or even films would be faster, but it doesn't have one... This is a NAS storage device only and can only be connected to you broadband router. The only issue I had was with the media server services and indexing.
Summary: Great device, works brilliantly! Streams to my TV, and the WD App meant that on a recently holiday, I used my iPhone whilst in Italy to upload my photo's (over a cafe's WiFi) to my NAS box at home!! Quite user friendly, although I work in IT, I would say that a beginner may struggle a little bit, but it's relatively easy to use and there's always google and instructions to use!
Summary: This product fails 5 starts, becasue the first one I bought went faulty. Fair play to Amazon, the RMA and replacement process was a synch. But the Data Transfer from the tainted one was a real ball-ache!... Anyway touch wood. The replacement is running well. It just sits there, plugged into my router, doing exactly what it was intended to do. My cons' are minor: 1.