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WD My Book Live 3TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Share Files and Photos
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- Centralize and share media on your home network
- Back up all your PC and Mac computers
- View your photo collection with your iPhone
- Stream media to your entertainment center
- Access your files from anywhere with your smartphone and tablet using secure remote access and mobile apps.
- A built-in, high-powered CPU gives you the horsepower you need for the most demanding applications. Stream media seamlessly and transfer files without skipping a beat.
- Connect the drive to your wireless router to provide shared storage and wireless backup for all the PC and Mac computers on your home network.
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- Brand Name: Western Digital
- Model Number: WDBACG0030HCH-NESN
- Hard Disk Size: 3072 GB
- Hardware Platform: PC
- Hard Disk Description: Desktop, 1x3TB
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From the Manufacturer
My Book® Live™ Personal Cloud Storage - Shared storage for computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Connect this powerful drive to your wireless router for shared storage on your home network that you can access within and outside the home. Share files with Mac computers and PCs, stream media to your television through your DLNA™-enabled devices, and access files remotely with the WD 2go app and website.
Access your files at home or away with your Mac®, PC, smartphone and iPad®. Stream videos, music, and photos to your connected TV, game console or media player.
Connect the drive to your wireless router to provide shared storage and wireless backup for all the PC and Mac computers on your home network.
A built-in, high-powered CPU gives you the horsepower you need for the most demanding applications. Stream media seamlessly and transfer files without skipping a beat.
Your media and files on your own personal cloud - Create your own personal cloud, without the monthly fees and mysterious location of your data. Store your media and files on the drive and access them securely over the Internet with any PC or Mac computer. Or, use WD's mobile apps for easy access with your tablet or smartphone. It's like having up to 3 TB of extra storage for your mobile device.
Now streaming to your HDTV - Watch your daughter's birthday party video or show off your vacation slideshow on your TV. The built-in media server streams music, photos and movies to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live network media player, Blu-ray Disc™ player, Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, and connected TV. DLNA 1.5 & UPnP™ certified.
Shared storage for all your computers - Now you can store your entire family's movies, music, photos, and important files to one place for everyone in the home to share. Just plug the drive into your wireless router so that you can store and access files with any PC or Mac computer in your home.
Automatic, wireless backup for all your computers - Protect your precious memories and wirelessly back up all the PC and Mac computers on your network to one reliable location. Windows users can use the included WD SmartWare software and every time you save something, it's instantly backed up. Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple® Time Machine™ backup software to protect their data.
Speed without compromise - Built with an 800 MHz CPU for maximum performance to power all your applications from streaming to remote access. Designed around the most recent advances in Ethernet chip technology, this product delivers best-in-class read speeds faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives.
Serve up your music with iTunes® - The drive includes iTunes server support so you can centralize your music and video collection and stream it to any Mac or PC with iTunes.
Easy to set up, easy to find on your network- Set up is a snap. In just a few minutes, you're up and running. Mac, Windows® 7, and Windows Vista® computers will automatically find your My Book Live drive in seconds. If you're running Windows XP, our simple discovery software makes it easy to set up the drive.
- Storing your digital media collection on your wired or wireless network
- Sharing videos, music, and photos with all the computers on your network
- Backing up data from all the PCs and Mac computers in your home
- Viewing photos and files with your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or Android™ smartphone
- Streaming media to your Blu-ray Disc™ players, game consoles, media players, or other DNLA/UPnP devices on your home network
What's in the box
Network drive, Ethernet cable, AC power adapter, Installation and software CD, Quick Install Guide.
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS® X Leopard or Snow Leopard
DLNA/UPnP enabled devices
Top Customer Reviews
I have this device hard-wired into my router (Gb connection) and my MacBook Pro is also hard-wired into the same router. My initial Time Machine backup went with reasonable speed, but subsequent, incremental updates to the drive started dragging. I found that if I reboot the WD MyBook Live, it works better for a period of time, but then slows down. With wired, Gb networking end-to-end the Time Machine performance should be on par with my 800Mb Firewire portable drive, but it's not even close. Even just copying files via the Mac Finder over the (wired) network to the drive is agonizingly slow.
That said, however, their iPhone app and web-based access tools are some of the best I've seen from this product category, so I will keep the device and see if things improve with a future software update; hence the 3 stars.
Finally, I was hoping to use the DLNA server to stream high-resolution FLAC files to my network receiver (Denon DNP-720AE)... don't even think about doing that. The WD MyBook Live comes with an old version of Twonky Media Server that is incredibly buggy. Really, one of the most frustrating experiences I've had with a gadget in recent memory. There are instructions on the web to allow you to hack your drive and update the Twonky server, but I just don't have the time for that - especially since I have little faith that an updated version of the atrocious (and appropriately named) Twonky Media Server will be any better.
UPDATE: Well, two weeks later... I decided to try manually upgrading the Twonky Media Server to 7.0.9 Special (version specific to NAS devices).Read more ›
The mybooklive website lets you map your home mybook live drive as a network drive from any computer away from home. Its like at work where you have a network drive, but this is your home drive. You do have to keep in mind the data speeds are limited by the speed of your home internet connection. I also use the iphone apps. They have some cool features like caching built in. So when I pull down some pictures, they get stored on my iphone so that looking at them multiple times is quick. And the cache has a configurable limit.
Setup is super easy. With almost no configuration I got iTunes media streaming, sharing of videos and pictures on my PS3, mapping this as a network drive to a relative's computer, and mapping this drive to computers in my house. Consolidating data to a central spot is something everyone wants to do, and there are a lot of network drives out there. But the sofware that comes with this device that makes everything so easy is what really makes the difference.Read more ›
The only reason I don't give this five stars is because the "access over the web" part of the feature set is misleading. What you might expect is that this drive is available over the web through some sort of login and without the need of a PC to facilitate. Unfortunately you need all of those things to make this drive accessible over the web. The software WD provides to enable this, "MioNet", seems dated and rickety- not to mention NOT free. If leaving your PC on is acceptable for you, might I recommend downloading the Opera web browser and using their "Unite" service which will provide many of the same services as MioNet- but for *free*.
Overall a strong purchase and a nice product. If you have a Sonos system and want your music available, then this is the drive you need.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your new My Book Live as a companion for your Sonos system.
For remote access, you can actually set up a free Mionet account that lets you access your My Book Live from any Web browser.
To set up the account, simply type "MybookLive" into your browser and you will open up the Dashboard for the device. Within the Dashboard, select Settings / Remote Access / Mionet and click on "Create new account" to set up a free username and password. This free Mionet account will then let you access the contents of your drive from any Internet Connected PC or Mac.
Simply go to Mionet.com, type in your user name and password and you can access . You can also share specific folders or the entire drive secure. If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android phone, you can also access all your photos in a cool viewer app (also for free) called WD Photos.
The PC application that you discovered on mionet.com lets you access your PC as well as the drive, but that does involve an annual fee. Thanks for your feedback. We will try to make this clearer so other users will not be confused about how to use our free remote access service.
WD Branded Products Team
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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