Refurbished - WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Share Files and Photos - WDBACG0020HCH-NESN

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Overall Satisfaction
4.8
Value
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Performance

Yesterday I purchased one of these drives to use as a Network Attached Storage drive for my Sonos music system. This drive is perfect for that setup and exceeded my expectations. The setup for this drive is a snap. My PC and Sonos system recognized it with zero issues. The drive throughput is about 70Mb/s which is plenty for my purposes. Also (and a key feature for Sonos), this drive will spin down after inactivity and will even let you set how long it waits before spinning down (have not seen any other drive in this price range which will do that). Also, this drive comes pre-formatted with an NTFS file system so no reformatting is needed like with most external drives. Having a drive with NAS capabilities is excellent because you need less hardware to make the drive available to Sonos. Lastly, because the drive doesn't have an on/off switch, you won't have to worry if you lose power that you'll have to turn this back on (like with the old Linksys NSLU2). 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.

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Storage unit easy to install and so far works as advertised.

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Great for sonos

on 1/2/2012

Yesterday I purchased one of these drives to use as a Network Attached Storage drive for my Sonos music system. This drive is perfect for that setup and exceeded my expectations. The setup for this drive is a snap. My PC and Sonos system recognized it with zero issues. The drive throughput is about 70Mb/s which is plenty for my purposes. Also (and a key feature for Sonos), this drive will spin down after inactivity and will even let you set how long it waits before spinning down (have not seen any other drive in this price range which will do that). Also, this drive comes pre-formatted with an NTFS file system so no reformatting is needed like with most external drives. Having a drive with NAS capabilities is excellent because you need less hardware to make the drive available to Sonos. Lastly, because the drive doesn't have an on/off switch, you won't have to worry if you lose power that you'll have to turn this back on (like with the old Linksys NSLU2). 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. Read More

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on 4/17/2012

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Product Overview

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. Or, use WD's mobile apps for easy access with your tablet or smartphone. It's like having up to 3 terabytes of extra storage for your mobile device.

What is a personal cloud?
A personal cloud is your content secure at home and under your control. Unlike public clouds, a personal cloud allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home network. Share files, stream media, and access your content anywhere. No monthly fees. No mysterious location of your data. Keep your media and files safe at home and always with you.

Get to your content from anywhere with WD 2go web access.
If you can access the Internet from a computer, you can securely access your media and files anywhere in the world. WD 2go web access provides fee-free remote access to your My Book Live or My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage. Once you log in, WD 2go mounts My Book Live or My Book Live Duo to your computer like a local drive and your remote folders are available on your Mac or PC. Seamlessly open, save as, and attach files to emails from this virtual drive.

Mobilize your media with WD 2go and WD Photos mobile apps.
WD 2go and WD Photos apps bring your photos and files to your fingertips on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android tablet, or Android smartphone.

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 on your home network.

Automatic, wireless backup for all your computers.
Protect your precious memories and back up all your PCs and Macs wirelessly to one reliable location over your wireless network using WD SmartWare. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Add an extra layer of protection for your files.
You can automatically make a second copy, or safepoint, of your My Book Live on another My Book Live or NAS drive on your home network. Now you’ve got double-safe protection for all your media and ultimate peace of mind.

Watch this video to see what devices Team Tempest viewed their My Book Live personal cloud storage content on!

Specifications

Manufacturer Western Digital
Mfg Part# WDBACG0020HCH-NESN
SKU 217161154
UPC 718037767963
UPC 14 00718037767963
Refurbished Yes
Sales Rank 46587
Tech Specs
Performance Specifications
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mb/s capable
Physical Specifications
Capacity: 2 TB
Interface: Ethernet
Physical Dimensions
Height: 6.60 Inches
Depth: 5.50 Inches
Width: 2.00 Inches
Weight: 2.41 Pounds
Environmental Specifications
Operating: 41° F to 95° F
Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F
Electrical Specifications
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz
System Requirements
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion
DLNA/UPnP enabled devices
Internet connection for remote access
Supported Browsers
Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
Safari 4.0 or higher
Firefox 3.6 or higher
Package Includes
Personal cloud storage
Ethernet cable
AC power adapter
Installation and software CD
Quick Install Guide
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