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Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
7.3 out of 10

Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)

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Overall 8
8.0

Using it for 2+ years

shuvozula, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I've had this for more than 2 years. Really nice and quiet and small portable design. The DLNA server is somewhat clumsy, I wish WD went with Twonky. Very useful if you have the feature pack manager installed: have transmission headless server on it, apache, DLNA, runs like a charm. The only catch is that it can only support RAID 0 or 1 and are using WD green drives, which I have read bad reviews if used in RAID.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good features/storage for cost

John H., Newegg
25 October 2013
  • Summary: Ok, the thing is great, I store my movies and other stuff on it and it is connected to a 1GbE network with 300Mbps 802.11g wireless. So like I said, I get 30+MB/S xfer on > 100Base-T.
  • Pros: Good storage/cost + NAS capable features, FTP, CIFS, ... (look at spec). Get ~30+ MB/s xfer over 1GbE interface. Remember the drive's xfer is bottleneck. Getting 1GbE max speed is for RAID NAS devices.
  • Cons: What is the deal with sftp or ftps (whatever which one it's suppose to have)? No setting for manual secure FTP.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome!

A. Hardge, Amazon
28 August 2013
  • Summary: Had an issue or three with uploading files/folders but I believe it was my doing and not the hard drive.... arrived early in great condition and I am loving it!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Data security and peace of mind, but some hurdles

BAC Acton MA, Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: I've had a My Book Live Duo 8 TB device on my home network for a couple of weeks now and overall the device is giving me much-needed data security and peace of mind--after a recent Win7 disaster which rendered a critical computer unresponsive and the only backup was three weeks old. The initial installation was a piece of cake. I just hooked it to my router, plugged it in, then ran the web-based setup program.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hard deal to beat

Leroy_in_La_Porte, rakuten
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

My Book Live Cloud Storage

James S., Newegg
21 May 2013
  • Summary: This storage device is perfect for storing media that is accessible from anywhere you are.
  • Pros: Perfect for storing documents and pictures! Easy to set up.
  • Cons: Bach up does not work on Windows 7 Home Premium edition.
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent device with the right hardware

Lalith P., Newegg
21 April 2013
  • Summary: Purchaced the 2TB but WD sent 3TB as replacement when it failed for free.
  • Pros: It had plenty of storage and can be accessed from any were.
  • Cons: DO NOT BUY IF YOU DON'T HAVE A WIRELESS N ROUTER WITH GIGABIT LAN. You won't get the 30MB/s speed only 2MB/s wirelessly and 10MS/s via ethernet if your lucky.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth a close look

Zeebu, Amazon
26 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought the WD NAS with some trepedation because of all the one-star reviews, and when I got it kept the box in case I had to send it back. But to my surprise it turned out to work as advertised and even exceeded my expectations. I'm not a techie, but I am IT savy and can usually figure things out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality product and fast.

Kenneth "krjarvis", Amazon
20 January 2013
  • Summary: I have been using this product for over four months now. Setup was extremely simple and fast. File transfers are near as fast as an internal drive. It has a very easy to use web interface for managing the drive. I use it in RAID 0 for storage, not for backup. It doesn't have the reliability (in RAID 0) of my Drobo FS but it's was faster and cheaper.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joseph V., Newegg
19 January 2013
  • Pros: Very easy to set up, It is basically "Plug and chug" Very reasonable price, and easily accessed throughout the house.
  • Cons: Software is sub par, your constantly battling with your network security to access your harddrive security and vice versa.
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