Western Digital My Book World Edition Network Hard Drive - 1TB - £69.97 @ PC World, Currys & Dixons - HotUKDeals
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Spotted this whilst looking for something else
Not bad to say was £99 and can be networked

Ideal media centre?


Ideal for the home or small office with multiple computers, this 1 TB drive provides ample storage space for multimedia files such as digital photographs.

The Western Digital My Book World Edition is a great way to back up your family's computers too. With a few simple steps you can configure automatic and continuous backups to the network drive, via your home network.

High-speed data transfers are possible thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet port of the WD My Book World Edition. There's also a USB 2.0 host port for connecting standard USB external hard drives to your network drive, thereby expanding your NAS capacity.

And to fit the modern home, the Western Digital My Book World Edition Network Hard Drive is compatible with Mac and Windows computers - simultaneously!

General Information Capacity 1 TB
Interface 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
Performances Up to 7200 rpm
Transfer Rate Up to 1000 Mbps via Gigabit Ethernet
Size 173 x 147 x 58 mm
Weight 1.09 kg
Required Configuration Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard
Ethernet connection (network adapter, router, switch, or hub)Web browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 and later on Windows platforms supported by this product, Safari 2.0 and later on Mac platforms supported by this product, Firefox 2.0 and later on supported Windows and Mac platforms)
Adobe Flash ActiveX 9 or higher (required for WD Discovery)
Broadband internet connection
Content Network hard drive
AC power adaptor
Ethernet cable
Software CD
Quick install guide
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#1
I have 1 on these, bought it last your for about the same price, It is fantastic, i would class it as the most usefull toy/gadgets i've bought in years.
#2
obviously some users disagree
#4


Not the same thing, the fleebay link it just a USB Hard drive this is a NAS Drive so can be connected directly to a network without needing a computer.
#5
I bought the 2tb version from Comet for £105 over a month ago, still cant get it to download over a fast speed using Transmission though
#6
This was posted a few days ago. I picked one up in Currys and its the more recent white light version. Most of the negative feedback is aimed at the older blue circle light model.
#7
I have this one, it is great. When I first got it 2 years ago for £150, I loved the white light but then at night time after the novelty wore off it did my head in but through the internet control panel you can turn the light off :D. no fan so it is silent!! does nto get hot. Mine has not been turned off... in 2 years!! the odd restart after updating firm ware (which seemed atleast monthly but now its not so often but didnt reli c what the updates fixed). they go on sleep (you set timer) and so after maybe some time of no use when you reaccess drives, it takes a while (maybe like 10seconds) to show up rather than instantly. U dnt need to install any silly software, i have just network mapped it in my computer. Also I have found that when I was abroad, I could access the drive over Mionet (free for life of drive membership with the drive) but I have had problems as when it goes to sleep at home, I can not access it over the internet...unless sumone "wakes it up" at home within the LAN. I use gigabit ethernet with it but its plugged into my Belkins Vision 802.11N router with all laptops in home network running 802.11N cards and a 700mb movie would take about 12-14mins to transfer over 802.11g wifi to the drive but with 802.11N takes about 5mins and over gigabit ethernet, just blink couple times.

Tempted to buy another one for this price but no need!! has 1 HOST USB on the back.. does not natively support a print server but there are hacks on the internet to do so (I have not as I have a wireless printer) but when I do run out of the 1tb, I hope to use the spare usb to attach a cheaper larger capacity usb drive.

Highly reccomended (better than the blue light version as I have read in reviews) and it is hackable so can add settings (just a google and many threads on the internet).
#8
forgot to add... streaming a standard 700mb movie over 802.11g was not smooth from the drive, after every so often, the movie would pause and buffer.. but over 802.11n the problem was eliminated onli occuring if there is heavy data trasnfer on the network at the same time. have not tried 4gb dvd movies or full HD blu rays yet but some home I would think 802.11n may struggle streaming blueray nicely from the drive, would suggest gigabit ethernet.
#9
These are great, I have tw,o one running time machine for multiple macs at home, the other serving up media to my DLNA compatible devices around the home, works a treat!!
#10
Be yery wary of those network transfer rates quotes on the Dixons website. At the end of the day this is a good quality cheap nas, however you get what you pay for. Even though this has a gigabit port, the processors they use in cheaper nas drives are rormally only capable of doing just over 100 base t speeds (around 9MBps). As this is a 1Tb drive it can take literally days to transffer all your files accross. If you are not too concerned by this its a cracking deal.


Edited By: pedro6994 on Apr 14, 2011 08:26
#11
miblo
These are great, I have tw,o one running time machine for multiple macs at home, the other serving up media to my DLNA compatible devices around the home, works a treat!!


Have you had any mysterious mac side affects when using this? When I copy a large amount of files from my mac book pro to mine it messes with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse - mouse gets very unresponsive (painfully slow). Haven't a clue what is causing it or how to fix it.
1 Like #12
Ninja
miblo
These are great, I have tw,o one running time machine for multiple macs at home, the other serving up media to my DLNA compatible devices around the home, works a treat!!

Have you had any mysterious mac side affects when using this? When I copy a large amount of files from my mac book pro to mine it messes with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse - mouse gets very unresponsive (painfully slow). Haven't a clue what is causing it or how to fix it.

This happens to me when the MBP is is clamshell (lid is closed), it is fixed when the screen is open fully.
#13
Ninja
miblo
These are great, I have tw,o one running time machine for multiple macs at home, the other serving up media to my DLNA compatible devices around the home, works a treat!!


Have you had any mysterious mac side affects when using this? When I copy a large amount of files from my mac book pro to mine it messes with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse - mouse gets very unresponsive (painfully slow). Haven't a clue what is causing it or how to fix it.


Thats something that usually happens when using a Powerline (homeplug type) adapter. Apparently its RF interference. Odd that the drive enclosure would cause this though.
#14
Does anyone know if this will work with Sony tvs (40EX403) with DLNA? Been looking for a 'cheap' NAS which will stream to my Sony tv for a while!
#15
Does anyone know if this can be plugged directly into the ethernet port onto a panasonic g10 plasma, and work??

The tv doesnt have usb :(
#16
A lot of 1* reviews on Amazon so I have my doubts - a lot of people seem to have issues streaming to their Xbox.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001RNNTVQ/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Does anyone know how much electricity these things use? I'm a little wary of leaving anything running constantly 24-hours - hate having that perma-glow of little LEDs blinking away under my telly, doesn't seem very environmentally sound!
#17
What is the difference between this and the "Live" product line? Both seem to be NAS? This just appears to be more expensive generally?

Edited By: Tenex on Apr 14, 2011 10:47
#18
StauntonLick

Does anyone know how much electricity these things use? I'm a little wary of leaving anything running constantly 24-hours - hate having that perma-glow of little LEDs blinking away under my telly, doesn't seem very environmentally sound!


To answer my own question, looks like it costs about 40p a month to run, so can't be too much a drain.
#19
I recently bought the 1.5TB from Tescos and have been streaming the music and videos to my Xbox without fail. Dont seem to have any buffering issues either. Just waiting to get an iPad2 so I can stream to that
#20
an excellent price and great find.
#21
chrisctk
Does anyone know if this will work with Sony tvs (40EX403) with DLNA? Been looking for a 'cheap' NAS which will stream to my Sony tv for a while!

I too am interested in the asnwer to this, having never owned a NAS drive.
#22
Gavin1980
I recently bought the 1.5TB from Tescos and have been streaming the music and videos to my Xbox without fail. Dont seem to have any buffering issues either. Just waiting to get an iPad2 so I can stream to that


Can I have some of that spare money?
#23
i've reserved one but i've just discovered you can't easily add squeeze server to this....i think the linkstation on amazon for 90 might be a better bet.
#24
Also available for R&C at Currys if anyone else's PC Worlds are out of stock.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/western-digital-my-book-world-edition-network-hard-drive-1tb-02505172-pdt.html
1 Like #25
I went to Comet and got them to price match Currys then used the "Comet Perks" £5 off a £50 spend offer. Bagging me this 1TB NAS drive for £64.97 :p

Edited By: softpurple on Apr 14, 2011 14:30
#26
devan12
Ninja
miblo
These are great, I have tw,o one running time machine for multiple macs at home, the other serving up media to my DLNA compatible devices around the home, works a treat!!


Have you had any mysterious mac side affects when using this? When I copy a large amount of files from my mac book pro to mine it messes with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse - mouse gets very unresponsive (painfully slow). Haven't a clue what is causing it or how to fix it.


This happens to me when the MBP is is clamshell (lid is closed), it is fixed when the screen is open fully.

Thanks, will check this, usually have my mbp open when connected to monitor for dual screen, but do sometimes have it closed, will pay better attention next time it does it.

This would explain why it doesn't seem to do it every time...
#27
Have to say I'm really impressed with this NAS. If you know your way around SSH there very easy to hack. I now have torrent client setup & web interface setup a long with a web server using my own domain name. 8)

Will probably wipe it later and reinstall with debian sqeeze.

Edited By: softpurple on Apr 15, 2011 12:29
#28
softpurple
I went to Comet and got them to price match Currys then used the "Comet Perks" £5 off a £50 spend offer. Bagging me this 1TB NAS drive for £64.97 :p


Thanks for the tip, same here. But they were oh so reluctant to price match. Lucky they've opened a PCW next door recently ;-)
#29
softpurple
Have to say I'm really impressed with this NAS. If you know your way around SSH there very easy to hack. I now have torrent client setup & web interface setup a long with a web server using my own domain name.


Any links you've found useful?
1 Like #30
Tenex
softpurple
Have to say I'm really impressed with this NAS. If you know your way around SSH there very easy to hack. I now have torrent client setup & web interface setup a long with a web server using my own domain name.


Any links you've found useful?


Pretty much everything you need to know can be found here:

http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/

However parts of some of the guides are redundant as they are a bit outdated.

The most noob friendly way to get a torrent client & web server installed is here:

http://highlevelbits.free.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=42&Itemid=68&lang=en
#31
Just managed to get one of this today. There were two versions, one was in black colour packaging and the other was in a blue colour packaging. Does anyone know which version is the older one? Blue version looks like the newer one because the compatibility includes windows 7 as well.

Also, does the power adapter comes with Europe and UK plugs only or plugs for other continents as well?

Edited By: alshanky on Apr 15, 2011 21:00
#32
alshanky
Just managed to get one of this today. There were two versions, one was in black colour packaging and the other was in a blue colour packaging. Does anyone know which version is the older one? Blue version looks like the newer one because the compatibility includes windows 7 as well.

Also, does the power adapter comes with Europe and UK plugs only or plugs for other continents as well?


You want the one in the blue package (black is the older one). The plug on the adaptor has an interchangeable pin configuration, you get the UK 3 pin and Euro 2 pin adaptors that slide into it to convert it.

Edited By: professor yaffle on Apr 16, 2011 10:46
#33
ignore

Edited By: Tenex on Apr 16, 2011 17:58: sorted
#34
how does this compare to the buffalo link station?
#35
I am pig ignorant about these things, so can I ask a basic question ?

I have a Western Digital TV Live Media Player connected to my TV (via HDMI cable). It has ethernet and wireless capability, but I generally just load what I need onto a USB stick and watch from that (very basic, I know ...). If I get this, can I simply connect this to an ethernet port on my home network, link that port to another and connect this HD to the 2nd port, with the computer then connected to it via a 2nd port, so that I can then download to computer, save to this HD and view on the TV ??

Will I get decent playbck speeds using an ethernet connection ?

Thanks for any help ...


Edited By: FF99 on Apr 21, 2011 11:40: x
#36
Looking good...tempting!
#37
Just posted the 2TB version for £105. Think I'll go for that.
#38
professor yaffle
alshanky
Just managed to get one of this today. There were two versions, one was in black colour packaging and the other was in a blue colour packaging. Does anyone know which version is the older one? Blue version looks like the newer one because the compatibility includes windows 7 as well.

Also, does the power adapter comes with Europe and UK plugs only or plugs for other continents as well?


You want the one in the blue package (black is the older one). The plug on the adaptor has an interchangeable pin configuration, you get the UK 3 pin and Euro 2 pin adaptors that slide into it to convert it.


Thanks for the confirmation.
#39
Came on to post this and have found it was posted almost a month ago. I got the last one in my local pc world and it is still sat here looking at me as I have no real need for it but it seemed like a good deal. However I haven't taken it out the package due to all the bad reviews it has received. People seem to love it or hate it. Is there anything else on the market that can even compete at this price?

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