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WD My Book Live 2TB Network Hard Drive - £99.99 with code WDCODE @ PC World

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Cracking price for a great bit of kit. Use the code when you get to the last stage of the checkout to discount the normal price by £20.

Put all your digital media in one place with the Western Digital My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage Network Hard Drive, to give you easy access to any file, song or photo from any computer in your home!

Massive home storage

Combining the best of cloud storage with home computer security , this 2TB hard drive helps you create a single storage space for the entire family, while remaining completely accessible and easy to use for anyone at any time.

The WD My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage Network Hard Drive is compatible with both Mac and PC operating systems, and has an Ethernet interface.

Performance home networking

Developed with high-performing Ethernet chip technology, this drive boasts read speeds of up to 100 MB/s.

It is easy to set up, and can also be hooked up to various other devices in your wired or wireless network. This makes sure that your data is available on your desktop, laptop, mobile phones and other devices at all times!

What's more, you will never have to worry about lost data or files with WD SmartWare which automatically backs up every time you save.

Hook it all up

Mobile apps allow easy access from your tablet or smartphone while iTunes server support means you can use the drive as a hub for all your family's music.

Photos, music, movies, home videos, data and more can now be grouped together on one device and made accessible or transferred to any other device in your home. The My Book Live can stream these to any DLNA certified multimedia device.

Make your digital life simpler and easier with the Western Digital My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage Network Hard Drive!

General Information
Capacity 2TB
Interface Ethernet
Transfer Rate 10/100/1000 Mb/s capable
Size 167 x 139 x 50.0 mm (H x D x W)
Weight 1.9kg
Required Configuration Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, DLNA/UPnP enabled devices
Content Home network drive, Ethernet cable, AC power adapter, Installation and software CD, Quick Install Guide

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    toska
    Quality Kit, got one from Best Buys closing down sale for a bit less but £99 is still a good price, also hackable into a SqueezeCentre (logitech Media centre or what ever it is called theses days...) :-)
    dwl99
    is this usb3?
    Narcotix
    dwl99
    is this usb3?


    There's no USB connectivity on this drive, RJ45 (Ethernet) connector only ..

    I've already got one of these ... Brilliant bit of kit!
    dwl99
    I'm using a Buffalo Linkstation Live (the original model) but the transfer speeds are very slow over a 200MBPS homeplug. Squeezebox Server takes forever to respond and the web-based GUI can easily take 30 seconds to respond to clicks. How does this NAS compare in terms of transfer speeds? Is it fast enough to use for Acronis backups?
    Badgie
    If you are using 100Mbps ethernet you'll only get about a third of the speed you'd get from usb2. If you have gigabit ethernet it should be nearly as fast as an internal hard drive and great for backup.
    Klyken
    Tempted by this I have nothing supporting USB 3.0, but many devices with Gigabit ports which it seems you can direct connect to.
    annodomini2
    dwl99
    I'm using a Buffalo Linkstation Live (the original model) but the transfer speeds are very slow over a 200MBPS homeplug. Squeezebox Server takes forever to respond and the web-based GUI can easily take 30 seconds to respond to clicks. How does this NAS compare in terms of transfer speeds? Is it fast enough to use for Acronis backups?


    I'd try it without the Homeplugs first and eliminate them from the equation. 200Mbps (Mega bits per second) is the peak theoretical for both channels (i.e. up and down), real world you'll usually get 45-50Mbit. ~5-6MBytes/S

    The Buffalo's lives max out at about 12MBytes/S. Due to the processor and ram.

    I would guess this is in the same ballpark, if performance is what you need, I'd look at a HP Microserver.
    annodomini2
    Don't WD's have some quirky DRM crap on them?
    jads
    annodomini2
    Don't WD's have some quirky DRM crap on them?


    Nope, their USB drives have that SmartWare partition that can be removed which isn't DRM.
    jads
    Hack it to add features like torrent client and VPN
    MrSteveHam
    Hot. Good price. Got one of these at £120 and been very happy with it.
    YoYoDubai
    Excuse me for sounding a bit of a gonk here.

    If I bought one of these and plugged into my router will it automatically back up my PC files and allow me to access them elsewhere in the world?

    Not the most technical person!
    pieman790
    Cant see how you can get it for £99.99 as the code only allows 10% off which brings it down to £107
    Bulldog75
    pieman790
    Cant see how you can get it for £99.99 as the code only allows 10% off which brings it down to £107


    Use code WDCODE

    Can't use the code for store pickups though :(
    Paul 77
    Hi, can anyone answer the follow question, thanks in advance.

    Does anyone use this plugged into a virgin media superhub ? How does it perform

    Can it be accessed remotely (over the internet)

    and can it be used with Apple TV through Firecore with a PC running itunes ?

    Thanks
    pieman790
    Ordered and code worked a treat. Nearly ordered this from Amazon this morning for £119 so £20 saved which will take the kids out for a treat.
    StuartUK35
    Word of warning........
    if you plan on keeping any IMPORTANT data on these units, make sure you create backups....
    If you dont, you may find out the hard way.....
    Iceman9899
    StuartUK35
    Word of warning........
    if you plan on keeping any IMPORTANT data on these units, make sure you create backups....
    If you dont, you may find out the hard way.....


    Yes, "piece of ****" is too kind to these things. Two of them (bought a couple of months apart) have given up on us after about 18 months of use.

    Wouldn't touch them again!
    t3rm3y
    looks promising - can i plug this into my router and then the smart tv can access all files? (i assume this will need also need power?)
    can anything on the network access it?
    is through the router how my pc would access it to upload or delete files from the drive?
    jeebs
    For anyone using these, how noisy are they? I also have an old Buffalo 500GB linkstation but it sits off most of the time because the incessant clicking of the hard drive drove the missus insane.

    Would it be feasible - albeit slower - to have it in another room and run it to the router via a 200mbps powerline?

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