WD My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Share Files and Photos - WDBVHT0060JCH-NESN

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Set-up is a nightmare. Extremely difficult to set-up/configure this product. Yes, features are nice on paper but it does not deliver what it promises.

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It took me about 2 days to convert the included disks into RAID 1 (mirroring system). Then I had about 2 TB of data to backup. It took me 10 days to get the job done with my laptop online 24/7. After the installation of the backup program, my laptop worked like a turtle and I had to shut the backup programs off after logging into my laptop. After another week, the NAS backup station stopped working and I could not access anything. I called WD, who sent me a new replacement. I thought a NAS backup system with RAID 1 would be the most secure backup system in the world, but when the internal OS crashes in it - you are screwed. Even I had nothing to do with the failure of the NAS backup system, I still had to pay the shipping cost to return the corrupt item :-( The service here could be better WD, especially after all this hassle and time spent for nothing! After getting the replacement of the NAS backup system, everything seems working and I don't know why, but after I deinstalled the backup program and reinstalled it after getting my new NAS, my laptop seems working fine again; not being a turtle. Note that this NAS cannot be connected to your laptop through any USB. It is connected to the router and it works very slow. Another thing is that you need to open up your internal firewall for the IP addrress to the NAS backup system to get access to it. This is not for beginners, but you may get help by calling WD. Get yourself e.g. SanDisk backup USB flash drive to backup your most sensitive data in addition to this NAS backup system. You can never trust anything!

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Do not Buy this product anymore - it is a nightmar

on 3/16/2012

Set-up is a nightmare. Extremely difficult to set-up/configure this product. Yes, features are nice on paper but it does not deliver what it promises.

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by Mike on 3/31/2012

Vey little effort to set-up, nice remote access features.

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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 TB of extra storage for your mobile device.

Double-safe backup with RAID 1 technology.
Set this system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a second copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, your data is protected because it's duplicated on the other drive.

Maximum storage capacity with drive spanning.
Out of the box, this two-drive system combines both drives into one big volume so they act like one drive for maximum capacity.

Complete out-of-the-box solution.
My Book Live Duo comes complete with two desktop hard drives offering high-capacity, low power consumption, and cool, quiet operation. The drives are factory tested within the enclosure for optimized performance and WD quality you can count on.

Shared storage for all your computers.
The perfect dual-drive solution for centralizing and sharing data on your wired or wireless network. Connect the My Book Live Duo to your wireless router to share and access files with any PC or Mac® computer on your network.

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.

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.

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.

Serve up your music with iTunes.
The drive includes iTunes server support so you can centralize your music and stream it 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.

User serviceable.
Want to upgrade a drive? Simply open the case and replace the existing drive - no screwdriver needed.

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

USB expansion port.
Turn any USB 2.0 drive into an instant network drive for extra capacity on your My Book Live Duo. Just connect the drive to the USB port and it will automatically be shared on your network.

Ideal For:
  • Storing your digital media collection on your wired or wireless network
  • Double-safe data protection with RAID 1 mirroring and dual drives
  • 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
  • Secure remote access from any computer with an Internet connection
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Mfg Part# WDBVHT0060JCH-NESN
    SKU 226171132
    UPC 718037779638
    UPC 14 00718037779638
    Tech Specs
    Performance Specifications
    Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mb/s capable
    Capacity: 6 TB
    Interface: Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Dimensions
    Height: 6.50 Inches
    Depth: 6.20 Inches
    Width: 3.90 Inches
    Weight: 4.98 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
    Google Chrome 14.0 and later on supported Windows and Mac OS platforms
    Box Includes
    Network drive
    Ethernet cable
    AC power adapter
    Installation and software CD
    Quick Install Guide
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