Western Digital Offers 1TB MyBook Home Server

Western Digital 1TB MyBook Home Server

Western Digital Corp. has a host of shared storage appliances that let consumers and home office folks access digital content – photos, videos and documents – and share them with family and friends anywhere in the world. It’s like having your own FTP server at home, only simpler and easier.

Topping the list of Western Digital’s shared storage appliances is the MyBook World Edition II, packing 1TB (terabyte) of storage capacity. Inside are two 500GB hard disk drives in a dual-drive configuration with RAID capability.

Western Digital 1TB MyBook Home Server

The MyBook WEII is equipped with WD Anywhere Access software featuring Data OnHand, which allows easy access by being active in Windows Explorer and Windows “Save As” and “Open” options whenever the user is connected to the Internet.

The storage appliance is plugged into the main computer in a configuration that makes it independent, giving the user the choice to make it accessible via the Internet even if the host computer is not powered on.

[Site: WDMyBook.com]
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One thought on “Western Digital Offers 1TB MyBook Home Server

  1. Klay

    This product is simply a waste of your money. Period.

    It’s claim to fame is that it has 1000BaseT (Gigabit) Ethernet connection to it, but the troughput is SO bad that it’s hard to believe that Western Digital is actually selling this product.

    In a comparison between backing up my workstation to the MyBook Wolrd Edition II and another computer on my network, the MyBook too 3 and 1/2 times LONGER to backup the same about of data.It took 80 mintues (1 hour and 20 minutes) to backup 78GB (Gigabytes) to my other computer, verses 270 minutes (4 1/2 hours) to the MyBook.

    Additionally, when using the UNC “\\MyBook\” path to the device, you get write errors. I had to use the “\\(IP address)\” method in Windows to MAP a drive letter to it before it would work without errors.

    The documentions is horrible and completely lacks any concrete information on how the drive it used. (The only thing it says is that you MUST install their software, but you don’t actually need it unless you want your files available on the web.)

    Lastly, this little device is LOUDER than TWO FILE SERVERS IN THE SAME ROOM WITH IT! It’s noisey as heck.

    Frankly, I just can’t understand how Western Digial could put of such a poor product.

    It looks good. That’s it.


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