Western Digital 2TB My Book World Edition / Network Attached Storage NAS External Hard Drive : £119.49 @ Play
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Western Digital 2TB My Book World Edition / Network Attached Storage NAS External Hard Drive : £119.49 @ Play

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Western Digital 2TB My Book World Edition / Network Attached Storage NAS External Hard Drive

My Book World Edition Home Network Storage makes it easy to set up a central storage location in your home that is compatible with both Mac and Windows files. Simply connect the drive to your network router and you're up and running in just a few minutes. Use the included back up software to protect your family's PCs with automatic and continuous backup plans. Store all your digital media in one central location so everyone in the family can have access to it. Remote access technology lets you securely access files from anywhere, anytime.

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I have been thinking about getting a network storage & this is tempting
Edited by: "rhinopaul" 23rd Jul 2010

Original Poster

its a brilliant device, ive got it talking to every TV in the house via wirless/WD live boxes, and it even talks to the ps3 with no setup at all , very good.

Nice price - just hope Play come up with the goods.....

Same price @ Amazon

amazon.co.uk/Wes…8-1
Edited by: "Geemac" 23rd Jul 2010

2tb and NAS for 119.5???????????

AWESOME

bought this fro pc world and sent it back next day was extremely buggy and write speed to drive was ridiculously slow

wow good price, i bought the 2tb world edition2 for £200 which has 2 x 1GB in a raid1 mirror for my really important backups.

A 2tb drive is circa £100 so not a bad price. These WD units are normally quite good.

jeeves

bought this fro pc world and sent it back next day was extremely buggy … bought this fro pc world and sent it back next day was extremely buggy and write speed to drive was ridiculously slow



I had the same problem, the write speed is limited to something stupid like 5mb/sec. Limitation of the hardware, so I took it back. I had the 1tb world edition, so might be dif.

Ordered one from Amazon 30 mins ago. Just came here to post the deal!

Was on the point of buying a 1TB unit at £99 as my existing 250GB NAS is being consumed by the 8GB SD in my camera - but 2TB seems to give a bit more headroom ... and as I said when a bought a 40MB (yes, that is Mega, not Giga) HDD for the first PC I put together "I'm sure I'll never be able to fill up something that big" ... well that was 20 years ago!

N.b. am I right in thinking that its possible to get to the underlying linux system on these and install extra packages? I'll want to be able to run rsnapshot for archiving.

deshepherd

N.b. am I right in thinking that its possible to get to the underlying … N.b. am I right in thinking that its possible to get to the underlying linux system on these and install extra packages? I'll want to be able to run rsnapshot for archiving.



Have a look here:mybookworld.wikidot.com
Edited by: "Sootie" 23rd Jul 2010

NitrousUK

I had the same problem, the write speed is limited to something stupid … I had the same problem, the write speed is limited to something stupid like 5mb/sec. Limitation of the hardware, so I took it back. I had the 1tb world edition, so might be dif.



5mb/s?
Kind of defeats the purpose of having such a large drive

this looks a better bet:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…T56

You can run squeezeplay on the buffalos :-D

I've got the 1TB version. Had nearly a year now. I use primarily to serve HD films to PS3. For the price it is brilliant. I'm streaming 20GB+ files to PS3 (over wired network) and it works great. No real setting up. As mentioned above it does have slow write times 10MB/Sec is about average but it's not a big deal for me just go make a cup of tea whilst you're copying files over!

If you don't necessarily need NAS, this is back on: Elements 2TB

£94.99 for 2TB WD Elements, at Amazon and Ebuyer. Series seems to perform well, probably faster than this.

I got sent a 1tb old version of this with the circle on the front in error, at the time it was worth way more than a normal 1tb drive so i thought i was going to keep it. The drive allowed me to attach another external drive so i though, oh great i can attach my other nearly full smaller drive and transfer everyhting across at 25mb/s, but you couldn't, as said earlier you have to transfer at 3-5mb/s from pc to new drive! So in total i had the drive for about a day, then i sold it on and got the drive i oriiginaly purshased, making about £30.

Does this have to be connected directly to the router, or can it be connected anywhere via homeplugs?
Also, can I store large (ie > 4gb) media files on this?

I had the 1TB version until it died recently, works for about 20 mins, then loses connection to everything.

THE BIGGEST THING IS ITS SLOW.
transfering files takes ages, it has a 1GB network card, but runs at like 10mb, the processor and RAM isn't up to it. It was great while it lasted, connected to the xbox and used as a backup drive. But copying files over was painful, not voting either way, but be careful if you buy this, dont expect fast write speeds.

Ive had 3 WD ext HDD and 1 of them was a NAS, all broke within a year

I've got one of these NAS drives and it's a cracking bit of kit and does the job well, the software it uses runs in the background and keeps your files backed up.

It also connects with my Xbox360 for streaming, music movies and photos.

Would recommend.

Would this be any use as a PS3 media server? Obviously I'd be looking to format it in NTFS (which I've heard PS3 can't read) to get around the 4GB file size limits, but is the PS3 able to stream from a Network-attached NTFS drive, i.e. is the NTFS non-compatibility only a problem when the HDD is connected by USB?

rookie question, what is NAS for??? does it mean i can download movies from my laptop and transfer them wirelessly onto the hdd???

gavp

transfering files takes ages, it has a 1GB network card, but runs at like … transfering files takes ages, it has a 1GB network card, but runs at like 10mb, the processor and RAM isn't up to it.



that's exactly the problem - these things have the same mips processors as your average router! they could do with a couple of xscales or something.

i transferred a terrabyte of data between two pc's at about 35 megabytes/sec over gigabit yesterday and even that seemed to take forever (few hours) but at 10megabits i'd go insane, it would take days.

morocco1

Would this be any use as a PS3 media server? Obviously I'd be looking to … Would this be any use as a PS3 media server? Obviously I'd be looking to format it in NTFS (which I've heard PS3 can't read) to get around the 4GB file size limits, but is the PS3 able to stream from a Network-attached NTFS drive, i.e. is the NTFS non-compatibility only a problem when the HDD is connected by USB?



Yes, you will be able to use your PS3 to stream from this drive, providing the PS3 can play the file type.

Geemac

Same price @ … Same price @ Amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-World-Network-Storage/dp/B001RNNTW0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279882231&sr=8-1 Edited By: Geemac on Jul 23, 2010 11:53: Link added



Shows now as 183 Pounds ... is your link correct?

Polax

Shows now as 183 Pounds ... is your link correct?



It was correct when originaly posted. It can still be purchased but now has a waiting time of 1-2 months. The price you now see is not Amazon

The My Book World Edition finished our CNET Labs' test with 120.1Mbps on … The My Book World Edition finished our CNET Labs' test with 120.1Mbps on the write test and 206Mbps on the read test. These impressive scores are comparable to those of some USB 2.0 external hard drives.



CNET, so why so many reports of slow speed? Unless they are of the previous model?

greatmanlxw

rookie question, what is NAS for????



Network Attached Storage.

Normally connected to your router by a cable, if your router is wireless then you should be able to access to NAS wirelessly.

Anyone actually manage to order when it was "in stock"? Could do with this sooner rather than later.

Anyone had one delivered? Play usually manage to source stuff how long before we declare it dead?
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