WD My Book Live network storage device

Access your files from anywhere on the Internet when they are stored on the WD My Book Live

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.00 / 5 (of 4 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 169.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Paul

0.5

1

Pros
Works as a HD
Cons
Terrible for streaming to tv
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Bought this so I could wirelessly stream data (movie files etc) to my brand new Samsung HD tv. Some files it streams ok but a lot of the time it will disconnect. Approx 80% of files wont work as the format is unrecognised (mkv, mp4 etc). Waste of money!!

Jesper

4.0

2

Pros
Easy installation, dlna works with tv
Cons
Itunes part is a bit undeveloped
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Seriously for the price this product is really ace. Installation and setup was easy and it works with my tv via dlna. The product no matter the brand is not made to knock over on the desk or down to the floor a little woopsy trip. Seriously, the cat is to be in the cage then, not your precious My Book, lmao. No harddrive is build to be knocked over in the slightest manor. If it happens, yeah well, you might lose all data, ur own fault imo (yes i tried it before, dont blame the products durability when its not made for it).

Well i like the way the software looks and works from several angles but, yes theres a but, it doesnt beat the silky feel of the constantly always updated Synology software in comparison. But thats whole other price range of course. The smartphone apps are very user friendly so most people wont have to use many braincells here, lol.

All in all a fantastic product after they solved some of the major software bugs it had at release and months after. Thanks WD, it works brilliantly now.

Splenda

0.0

3

Pros
It works as an HD
Cons
Make sure its secure as any little bump to the enclosure can damage the internal drive making your data irretrievable
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***** WARNING WARNING ********* I have bought two WD MyBook 2Tb backed up all my data photos etc, one fell of my desk everything gone, irretrievable, under warranty but user fault so no refund ok fair enough my fault it fell of the desk, so I bought another one backed up all my data etc.... the cat knocked it over on my desk, it didn't fall it just got knocked onto its side and now doesn't work and again data irretrievable (oh I can get some forensic IT dude to find it, but $$$$) so I emailed WD and they basically said, sorry for inconvenience blah blah blah but that any type of hit on the enclosure blah blah blah, as soft as it may seem blah blah blah, may damage the internal drive blah blah blah. Whats the use I ask, so there's a warning for you, buy it as an HD it works well just make sure you secure it put a cage around it and don't let anything touch it.

Scottna

0.0

4

Pros
Nothing I could find
Cons
Terribly complicated installation
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Poor installation using Vista, forces you to sign up for a free trial with mio***. No mobile access under remote settings, android app didn't work. Pretty much nothing went right, & I don't consider myself technologically retarded, but I do think this WD product is. Back to the shop you go!

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