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WD Mybook Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Share Files and Photos

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   Shipping Weight:   3 lbs
   Part #: WDBACG0020HCH-NESN

Features    [ Edit | History ]

WD's My Book Live personal cloud storage provides shared storage on your home network that can be accessed wirelessly within and outside the home. Share files with Mac computers and PCs, stream media to your entertainment center, and access your files remotely with the WD 2go app and website.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Installation and Software CD
Storage Capacity 2 TB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.41 lb
Form Factor Desktop
Height 6.6"
Width 2"
Depth 5.5"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE ENERGY STAR
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WDBACG0020HCH-NESN
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: My Book Live
     Product Model: WDBACG0020HCH
     Product Name: My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage
     Product Type: Network Hard Drive
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
Management & Protocols  
     Protocols: DLNA
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Installation and Software CD

     System Requirements:

Operating System(s):

  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP 3)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Macintosh OS X Leopard
  • Macintosh OS Snow Leopard
  • Macintosh OS Lion

Network & Communication  
     Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.5" (139.7 mm)
     Form Factor: Desktop
     Height: 6.6" (167.6 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 1.09 kg
     Width: 2" (50.8 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
Technical Information  
     Features: Automatic Backup
     Storage Capacity: 2 TB
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Western Digital WD Retail WDBACG0020HCH-NESN Customer Reviews

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Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Cheap when on sale
DLNA slows down transfer speed
Got this when on sale. The drive in side is WD20EURS, which on other reviews has ~120MB/s transfer speed. But when used in My Book Live using Windows share on gigabit ethernet, I get 80MB/s reads and 40MB/s writes. I noticed when writing videos, the transfer speed slows down to 20MB/s. It turns out that DLNA service is scanning the file as you are uploading it. The built-in DLNA is slow and does not work nicely with large number of files, so I suggest never enable it. Mobile app WD Photos only lets you upload to the Public share, which is a minor inconvenience. Overall it is a good value when on sale, especially when the whole device is cheaper than the hard drive in it.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
price ease of setup
I got this on s ale was very easy to setup it and the back up software that came with it .work like a charm for a network storage

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Appearance, speed, easy setup
Overall very good product. Solid build, cable long enough, easy setup. Software response rather slow during transfer, but I can copy/open files through Windows explorer anyway. It does let you access files on drive from pre-setup smart devices from anywhere with a WD app. Setup page is http://**device_ip**/UI/, where you can see drive volume usage.

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-03-14 10:13 AM

Experience: 1 Years
Works great with the WD live and other computers on the network
Doesn't stream to my DLNA certified TV. If you are buying it for this, I wouldn't. Has something to do with outdated software that WD will not update.
Generally a good purchase but disappointing after I added my Sharp 70" TV. Fortunately I have a media server PC hooked up to my TV so I use it to stream to my TV, I was hoping to get rig of it with the WD Live. Lots of chatter about this problem but to date no work around. Better to buy a proper NAS if this is your intention.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
no iSCSI
Works great for storing backups of computers and servers, i only wish it had iSCSI but i guess that's not really something to expect from a consumer drive.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Decent transfer speed
Easy to setup

I have a few of these on my home network for music and video. They were easy to setup without the software, even for a networking noobie like myself.

The user interface is a bit sluggish but for as often as I access the UI it's not a big deal. I had to flash both of my units twice in order to upgrade to the latest firmware but both flashed without any problems.

I get average speed of 65 MB/sec read and 35 MB/sec write on my gigabit network. A nice thing is how quiet these things run, almost silent with virtually no vibration.

Experience: 1 Weeks
-pretty easy to setup if you know what you are doing, does not require to install software
-decent transfer rate with a gigabit connection
-remote access feature is convenient
-easy to manage multiple accounts with various access restrictions
-has problems with Windows 7 64 bit when trying to access from a wireless connection
This drive works as advertised and is pretty easy to setup if you are more or less familiar with computers (and can setup your home network).

I keep my movies, music and photos on it and it serves the purpose well.

Unfortunately I cannot give it five stars because one of my computers runs 64-bit Windows 7 and when I try to access the drive while my laptop is connected to my wireless network - I simply cannot access the files. Looks like other people have similar problem and there is no known solution. Streaming to my laptop works fine though. Thankfully I have 32-bit Ubuntu running on my laptop as well, and I can access the drive from there.

Excellent product otherwise.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Incredibly stable
Lower power
Usage with Transmission is excellent
Love this thing, it's my dedicated NAS and downloader - couldn't ask for more.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Inexpensive, good for media storage
Slow access, bricked within 3 months of purchase (yay)
Lost a star for completely dying on me within 3 months of initial purchase. RMA underway.

Experience: 8 Months
So many pros with this unit, this autodetects instantly with USB, it 100% Wii compatable for doing 'you know what', I own three, upon disassembly I found these have WD caviar green SATA II drives inside, for mounting into a tower as an internal drive.. This also did not void warrenty.. Bought at 129.99, shipped, came cheaper than regular or sale prices..
Only one complaint, but I don't really care about becasue I would never personally use it for that purpose, its a slow USB device, but we didn't use it for that anyway, did we?
Bottom line is, if you didn't buy this drive you should becasue it will save you money. Its a realiable drive for a reasonable price if you find it.

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