Centralize your media on your wired or wireless network and simplify your digital life with WD’s My Book® Live™ home network drive.
WD’s My Book® Live™ home network drive allows you to consolidate your media in one central location for everyone on your wired or wireless network to access and enjoy. Automatically back up your PC and Mac® computers to one safe place and stream your media to your entertainment center.
Simplify your digital life by consolidating your media in one location for everyone on your wired or wireless network to share with WD’s My Book® Live™ home network drive. Back up all your PC and Mac® computers to one safe place, access files securely over the Internet, stream media to your entertainment center, and show off all your photos with your iPhone®.
Simplify your digital life – Store and back up your entire family’s movies, music, photos, and important files to one safe place. Reduce the clutter of all those USB sticks, CDs, and DVDs.
Share your media collection on your network – Plug the drive into your router so that any PC or Mac computer on your wired or wireless network can access the data.
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.
Automatic backup with WD SmartWare™ for Windows®– Back up the data on all your home computers to a single, reliable place. Every time you save something, it's instantly backed up. You can even back up Windows computers wirelessly over your WiFi network. Restore lost, damaged or older files to their original location with a just a few clicks.
Compatible with Apple® Time Machine™ – Mac computer users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data. Back up all your Macs wirelessly to one location over your WiFi network.
Secure remote access – Access your files over the Internet from anywhere, using WD’s free remote access technology. It’s easy to securely access and share photos and documents with friends and family while you’re on the go.
Play your music on any computer in your home – The drive includes iTunes® server support so you can centralize your music collection and stream to a Mac or PC.
Show off your photos with your iPhone® –Use your iPhone, iPad®, or iPod touch® to get quick access to all the photos stored on your home network drive. Download the free WD Photos photo viewer app and show off your entire photo collection without taking up tons of space on your iPhone.
Stream digital media anywhere in your home – 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 WD TV® Live™ HD media player, Blu-ray Disc™ player, Xbox 360®, or PlayStation® 3. DLNA 1.5 & UPnP™ certified.
Leading-edge performance – Designed around the most recent advances in Ethernet chip technology, this product delivers read speeds up to 100 MBps. That’s 4 times faster than most consumer network drives in this category today.
Centralize and share media on your home network
Back up all your PC and Mac® computers
View your photo collection with your iPhone®
Stream media to your entertainment center
Centralizing your digital media collection on your wired or wireless network
Sharing movies, music, and photos with all the computers on your network
Backing up data from all the PC and Mac® computers in your home
Viewing your photo collection with your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®
Streaming media to your Blu-ray Disc™ players, game consoles, media players, or other DNLA/UPnP™ devices on your home network
Home network drive
Quick Install Guide
Installation and software CD
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7
Mac OS® X Leopard® or Snow Leopard™
DLNA/UPnP™ enabled devices
- by David_W @Oct 13, 2010
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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.
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
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.
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