Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive (WDBACG0020HCH-NESN)

by Western Digital
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Centralize and share media on your home network
  • View your photo collection with your iPhone
  • Stream media to your entertainment center
  • Automatic backup with WD SmartWare for Windows
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine

Product Details

Product Description

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.

Create your own personal cloud.
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.
WD My Book Live - Your own personal cloud
Centralized storage and wireless backup.
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.
WD My Book Live - Centralize storage and wireless backup
Brawn and brains for all your applications.
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.
WD My Book Live - Brawn and brains for all your applications
Features at a glance

  • Storage and backup for PC and Mac computers
  • Remote access and apps for your mobile devices
  • Stream media to your entertainment center
  • Built-in 800 MHz CPU for uncompromising speed
  • 3-year limited warranty
WD My Book Live

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.

WD My Book Live Box

Ideal for

  • 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

For more great WD products, visit the Western Digital Store at Amazon.com


Home Network Storage
Comparison Chart
My Book Live My Book Live Duo
Shared storage for computers, tablets and smartphones.
Dual-drive shared storage for computers, tablets and smartphones.
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Capacity range
1 TB - 3 TB
4 TB - 6 TB
Automatic Backup
Compatible with Apple® Time Machine®
Mac and PC compatible
Unlimited computer backups
Securly share files with unlimited users
Stream to connected devices with integrated DLNA server
WD 2go™ secure remote access
WD 2go
File viewer mobile app
WD Photos™
Photo viewer mobile app

RAID 1 enabled for double-safe backup
User serviceable

Product Description

2TB My Book Live

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Network Shared HDD June 5 2011
By Mohamed
Verified Purchase
Western Digital have solved their issues of the previous model MyWorldBook 1&2 in this model.
it's working perfectly and silently.

No worries up to now after 2 months of test.

Recommended for whoever is looking for a network hard disk drive to share his access to it from different home PC's and to use it as a Network Media
server with the DNLA feature.

I'm totally satisfied with this product and Amazon's service.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drive failed on me and I have to pay? Jan. 15 2012
Verified Purchase
5 months into using MBL, I get a red light.
Can't reset can't get my 1TB worth of data off of it,
So I decided to cut my loses and just get a new drive and loose all my data.
WD, wants me to pay for shipping because I live in CANADA and apparently they don't cover this region.
So No only did I loose all my date, I have to spend money getting a new drive.

If WD's warranty policy doesn't cover return costs from Canada, Why is Amazon allowed to sell the drive here?
Needless to say, I am not impressed at all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Happy Jan. 22 2014
Verified Purchase
This was a Christmas gift for my nephew.

He is quite happy with the unit.

Much better choice that just getting an external USB drive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Works well, Easy setup Jan. 11 2014
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Was easy to connect and get working, downloaded android app and can access from phone and tablet using Wifi. Great way to share folders (pictures, videos etc.) with family or friends pretty much anywhere. Streams video to my WD live video player. Get about 4MB/s transfer rate on Wifi, bit faster if connect network cable. You can actually connect network cable directly from PC to this NAS Hard drive but transfer still slow on my PC, if you have a gigabit ethernet connection then speed should be faster. Can take some time to transfer large files but no big deal, overall am very pleased with this unit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality Dec 13 2013
Verified Purchase
I have used it for two month. It works well. Never down in network. I always use it for video streaming and data backup. Very good to connect it over website. That is my only cloud server. It works well with Windows OS.
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By Ramon
Verified Purchase
Tested on a D-link router with a Windows XP PC and a Mac. It just worked right out of the box. Recognized by both machine immediately. Started to transfer stuff to it 5 minutes after unpacking from the box. Didn't test the provided utilities software, backup or the cloud feature yet, but it seems solid, at least on paper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like it..... April 20 2013
Verified Purchase
I have 3 computers on my home workgroup and all my data are secure save on «My Book Live 2 TB».
Every computer can simply access to all the data of the 2 others computers.
Everybody must have it at the interesting price you sell it !
Very fast shiping (3 days) !
Simple installation and configuration; after that, complete self operations, great space.
So mutch security....... at low cost !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product Feb. 4 2013
By Quentin
Verified Purchase
Easy installation and no compatibility issues with the computers where we use the device (3 macs and 3 pc [windows 7 and XP]).

Fast transfer speed over ethernet connection, slower speeds with wireless so the initial setup should be done over the router, especially if you have a lot of data to transfer and/or backup.

Sleek design.

Finally, I would recommend this product over a homebuilt NAS, or a lesser known NAS if you're not tech savvy only because WD forum offers answers for a lot of common and uncommon problems with their products.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Super
Je connaissais déjà ce produit, j'ai acheté celui-ci 2t au prix du 1t,
livraison rapide et il est d'origine. ------
Published 13 months ago by Marc Dube
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive
got 1,only ones I've ever used,never had any issues with them in the 5 years of owning my first one,anyone writing negative reviews,probably messed up the set up,I did,once I... Read more
Published 15 months ago by rene mckinnon
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working after two log ins!!!
What a piece of junk!!! After using it twice it is no longer recognized by my computer!!! Do not waste your money on this garbage. WD should be ashamed of this!!!
Published 16 months ago by M. Larocque
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but does not do everything it claims to do
My drive is only half full and I have a few thousands songs (that is only 300 albums) and around 6000 pictures and the built-in media server software " Twonky Media Server" cannot... Read more
Published 16 months ago by MARCEL LAMBERT
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheaply built
The build quality of the components aroung the drive are cheap. The ethernet port died within a day or two and support was useless.
I returned it for a refund.
Published 16 months ago by Kerry Vandenheede
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome system
This was a great buy! I'm using it as part of my media center and it works well. The WD apps for iphone and ipad also seem to work very well. Read more
Published 19 months ago by PtExplorer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best HDD I have ever used!
Simply perfect, this is how I can describe this product. You can access all your files from any other computer in the world, from any ipod/iphone and even from an ipad. Read more
Published 21 months ago by David Gourde
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