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Customer Reviews for Western Digital Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive

Western Digital Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive

The Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive provides dual-drive shared storage on your home network that's wirelessly accessible from computers, tablets, smartphones and connected devices. Double-safe data protection is provided by RAID 1 mirroring and dual drives. This cloud storage drive lets you can share your whole digital media collection with computers on your network, as well as tablets and smartphones. Plus, you can easily access the MyBook cloud storage drive from any computer with an Internet connection.
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Customer Recommendation100%3 out of 3reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive

Great idea...

03/12/2012
By ,
Dallas, TX
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
So good so far...all the apps work without any problem and are easy to set up. I also use this as a music server that I can access while away on business rather than having to load up my iPhone or laptop with music. I also have all of my movies and pictures on there as well. Great to keep a little one happy.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+3points
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Review 2 for Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive

Overall a very nice product

07/28/2012
By ,
USA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This device will take a little bit of time to set up, especially if you want to use the RAID 1 option. It needs to reformat both drives if you choose RAID 1, and the reformat can take a few hours. Be prepared to start the reformat then walk away (or leave it overnight).
I had to choose the included WD back-up softare because I couldn't set up an auto backup from Windows 7 to the NAS since I only have Windows 7 Home Premium. Apparently you have to have Professional or Ultimate to have the option of a network-accessed backup location. (I'm not a savvy computer techie, so I don't know if there is a work-around for this.) But, having said that, the WD software worked just fine and I completely backed up a home-business laptop in about 3 to 4 hours. Now that it has been backed up, any changes to files or new added files are backed up automatically.
One quirky thing that happened was, I have a little-used Windows 7 desktop that I recently bought, and it has a 1TB hard drive. So I thought I would schedule the WD Live Duo for a back-up of its own onto this hard drive. Well, the PC was not password protected, and when I tried to point the WD drive to the PC hard drive, it kept asking for a password and would never let me continue. I then set up a password on the PC, and all was well again. (I only intended for this to be an occasional secondary backup in case for some reason I lost the WD all together -- which is not very likely with the RAID 1 configuration.)
I haven't set up the remote access options yet, so I can't speak about those. I can confirm that there is an Android app available for this. The manuals say there is also an Apple app but I can't confirm that.
I purchased this item as a network storage device, and don't intend to use the media-streaming capability or the personal cloud capability, but its nice to know I can if I want to.
Overall, I think the product is worth what I spent on it. I am a bit leery that it doesn't have its own cooling fan, and I am thinking about putting it on a laptop cooling pad just to be sure there is sufficient air flow. But, the fact that it has 2 hard drives is very attractive and for the price it can't be beat.
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Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+2points
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