Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Book Live Series (WDBACG0010HCH / WDBACG0020HCH / WDBACG0030HCH)
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 8
Does Exactly What I Wanted
24 February 2013
Summary: I attached it to our wireless router. A few simple prompting questions and it was done. Now the 3 users here can store data we all need to see and use on a common drive. Will be creating some login ids and exploring more functionality but for right now this will be a great time saver at a price that didn't hurt.
Summary: Bought this NAS as off site storage for small remote office. Easy to setup and administer, does not support domain auth like some other models. Performance is good though, can't beat the price.
Summary: I ran the firmware update during the initial install, that completed fine. But I received error after error on the web based config screen. Doing some research I found many more users with the same issue. Finally I found a low level linux method to undo the firmware upgrade via SSH. The config screens work now but 1 pc can not connect at all for some reason, others drop connection occasionally.
Summary: So far so good haven't used it long, having some small issues with Win8 64 bit and other OS's connecting via cloud as win 8 doesn't allow for that type of remote connection unless it is set up for it, or shut off. Other than that works great on home network though.
Summary: This is a good drive, which performs as I expected it to. Speed is limited by the wifi network through which it is accessed; however, it is no slower than the other drives on my home network (internal drives installed on other computers). If your home network happens to be slow (as mine is, and speed is important to you, a cabled external drive would be a better choice. If your network is fast, or you don't particularly care about speed, then this drive hits the spot.
Summary: video is choppy when steraming to my tv. apps for i phone are great for remote viewing but you have to go on line and get a code for use, and the code is only good for 48 hours. you have to go online alot if you want to use there apps.
Summary: It works OK, but it still calls home to WD's servers to check for upgrades and it uses their own SMTP servers to send me email. Could not yet find a way to completely dissociate it from the outside internet other than completely blocking its IP at the router. But the Saegeat (knowingly misspelled) that I bought and returned was worse in that regard. That drive would not work unless it was talking to its mother ship.
Summary: I bought this drive to replace a Buffalo NAS that finally stopped working. I use my own custom backup scripts (Robocopy), so I don't need to rely on the included software, but I thought that since i had paid for it, I'd give it a try in my Windows 7 SP1 system. It slowed the system to a crawl, and could not find the drive on the network. Well, to be more specific, it found the device, but claimed that no usable share existed. (It did and does).