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


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  • 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

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 16.8 x 14 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: WDBACG0020HCH-NESN
  • ASIN: B00439GMJ2
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 14 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,237 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

WD's My Book Live personal cloud storage provides shared storage on your home network that can be accessed wirelessly within and outside the home. Share files with Mac computers and PCs, stream media to your entertainment center, and access your files remotely with the WD 2go app and website.

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.

Compatibility
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS® X Leopard or Snow Leopard
DLNA/UPnP enabled devices

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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.
 
Interface
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
 



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mohamed on June 5 2011
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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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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 figured it out,I've never had a problem,I don't use any of the features,from what I've read,not too many do,great for streaming audio/video on my home network,also have a regular 2tb,everything I own is backed up twice.have 4 3tbs,2 network drives & 2 regular drives as well

ordered an other last week,running out of memory,should have it by Wed.1 May/2013
will be buying 2 4tb,hopefully Amazon.ca will carry them by then.
had 7,but gave one 2 tb away to a friend in need.
have 6 now 3 mybook live & 3 regular ones,I back up in pairs
I never loose any data anymore

2x3tb,1x2tb
2x3tb mybook,1x2tb mybook

01/05/2013
item arrived as promised,hooked it up & set it up + filled the warranty,
all in under 15 minuted,already have files on it already,great addition to my hard drive collection,
next on the list is 2 4tb drives.
want a dependable drive,buy HD,you won't be let down,I too had problems with my first ones,
due to my errors,I just didn't understand what I was doing,got my young nephew to hook it up,
now I can do it my self,customer service is quick too,I only needed some information,
not for any technical problems with the drives.4 + years with no issues,
as of for the negative reviewers,it's probably not the drive,it's your computer & how you set it up,
I had all the same problems at first,I wouldn't have bought 7 of them if I thought it was the drive,
there might be the odd one that is faulty,nothings ever perfect with any electronics.
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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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By Quentin on Feb. 4 2013
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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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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 handle this amount. Therefore, I cannot use other DLNA device with this.
Otherwise for simpler networking inside the house with computers, if is flawless. Therefore, five stars for networking with other computer and don't buy it if you have very large amount of media in hope to connect directly with your TV or DVD as the build in software "Twonly" does not seem to be ready for that
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I bought the WD My Book live 2TB storage drive together with a wireless router a month ago. First I had trouble with streaming media on my Playstation 3 but a call to the WD helpline resolved the issue (software update to WD2go resolved the issue). Now I enjoy movies on this storage wireless from my Laptop or on the big screen via my Playstation 3. It is a great product and I am currently testing the Web access, the cloud storage. Then I should be able to access my data from around the world. What great possibilities. Thank you Western Digital.
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By Dunelmian on Sept. 27 2011
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Easy to install, quiet as a mouse (not that kind of mouse) and really fast. I was recovering from a crashed Iomega drive, which has been problematic for some years. I have found that WD drives are bullet proof, other than some software issues with one version of their passport drives.

Easy to set up, you really don't need the install programme. I already have a pretty good backup programme (memeo) so am not using the backup programme that came packaged with the drive.
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So far so good. I have had little issue with streaming and am pleased that it doesn't automatically chew up all of my bandwidth when it runs (which some others have done to me in the past) allowing me to stream an HD feed while others surf around on the internet.
The downside is the lack of a physical plug in because it's tedious to transfer everything over to this drive if you have another large storage HD previous. If you are just purchasing new, it's solid tho.
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