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WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive

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Product Highlights
  • 8TB Raw Capacity, Dual Drives
  • Built-in 800MHz Central Processor Unit
  • DLNA/UPnP Media Server
  • User Serviceable Drives
  • RAID 1 Mirroring
  • Internet Connection for Remote Access
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Windows 8 and Mac OS X Compatible

The WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive offers you the chance to own your own piece of the cloud. With 8TB of storage, you can store your digital media and then access it via the Internet without monthly storage fees and the added liability of unsecured data.

The My Book Live Duo features dual hard drives totaling 8TB of raw capacity. You can even set the user-serviceable drives up for RAID 1 mirroring to protect against data loss or corruption. For added security, this unit not only centralizes all of your data, it also allows you to wirelessly back up your Mac or PC. You can even view photos with mobile apps for your smartphones and tablets.

With its 800MHz processor and Gigabit Ethernet interface, you can enjoy speeds set at the 10/10/1000 Mb/s standard, while enjoying the DLNA and UPnP services offered. This fully-functioning media server includes iTunes support, digital media streaming and DLNA compatible data sharing. For even more storage capabilities, it includes a USB 2.0 port so that you can connect any USB 2.0 compatible drive into extra capacity, and it will be automatically recognized and shared by the network.

Your Personal Cloud
Create your own personal cloud, without the monthly fees and mysterious location of your data. Store your media and files on the drive and access them securely over the Internet. Or, use WD's mobile apps for easy access with your smartphone or tablet. It's like having up to 8 TB of extra storage for your mobile device.
RAID 1 Technology.
Set this system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and the other half is used for a duplicate copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, your data is protected because it's duplicated on the other drive.
Drive Spanning
Out of the box, this two-drive system combines both drives into one large volume, serving as one drive for maximum capacity.
Complete Out-of-the-Box Solution.
My Book Live Duo comes complete with two desktop hard drives offering high-capacity, low power consumption and cool, quiet operation. The drives are factory tested within the enclosure for optimized performance.
Shared Storage
The perfect dual-drive solution for centralizing and sharing data on your wired or wireless network. Connect My Book Live Duo to your wireless router to share and access videos, music, photos and important files with any PC or Mac computer on your network.
Automatic, Wireless Backup
Protect your precious memories and wirelessly back up all your PC and Mac computers on your network to one reliable location using WD SmartWare. Every time you save something, it's instantly backed up. Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data.
Now Streaming to your HDTV.
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 videos to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live network media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and connected TV. DLNA 1.5 & UPnP certified.
Speed Without Compromise.
A built-in, high-powered 800 MHz CPU gives you the horsepower you need for the most demanding applications and best-in-class read speeds faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives. Stream media seamlessly and transfer files without skipping a beat.
Serve Up Your Music with iTunes
The drive includes iTunes server support so you can centralize your music and video collection and stream it to any PC or Mac computer with iTunes.
Easy Set Up
Set up is a snap. In just a few minutes, you're up and running. Mac, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista computers will automatically find your My Book Live Duo in seconds. If you're running Windows XP, our simple discovery software makes it easy to set up the drive.
Extra Protection
You can automatically make a second copy, or safepoint, of your My Book Live Duo on another My Book Live Duo or NAS drive on your home network. Now you've got extra safe protection for all your media and ultimate peace of mind.
USB Expansion Port
Turn any USB 2.0 drive into an instant network drive for extra capacity on your My Book Live Duo. Just connect the drive to the USB port and it will automatically be shared on your network.
Performance
Capacity 8TB
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Processor 800MHz
Memory Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Transfer Rate 10/100/1000 Mb/s compatible Ethernet
Input/Output Connectors
Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Ports Gigabit Ethernet
USB 2.0
System Requirements
Mac Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard or Leopard
Windows Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP3)
Compatibility DLNA/UPnP enabled devices
Internet connection for remote access
General
Mounting Orientation Desktop
Power Requirements AC input voltage: 100 - 240V
AC input frequency: 47 - 63 Hz
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 - 95°F / 5 - 35°C
Non-operating temperature: -4 - 149°F / -20 - 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 6.5 x 6.2" / 99 x 165 x 157mm
Weight 4.98 lb / 2.26 kg
WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Fast (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (4)
      • High volume (3)
      • Small networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

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      3.0

      Need a wired network - somewhere

      By BoatBoy

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Power user

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Complicated To Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Small Networks

      Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

      The unit is absolutely great...if you have access to a wired network. If not, avoid this unit and get one more USB-oriented. I purchased the unit to store movies (primarily in *.mkv format) and then wirelessly stream movies to a TV. I thought this unit had built-in WiFi capability; it does not. To access this unit, you will need an Ethernet connection to a router. Also, connecting directly to a laptop/desktop was fraught with peril. Then I find out the DNLA does not yet officially recognize *.mkv containers. I'm sure the unit will work well in the environment it was intended for - the typical home that has a wireless router connected to a DSL or other such internet service. You can then control the unit wirelessly from a TV or laptop. However, straying from this typical setup will cause much headache...more than I was willing to take-on.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Great item and better purchase/shipping

      By jarmend

      from Santa Ana, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High Volume
        • Sensitive Materials

        Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

        Always delivered faster than expected and quality products from B&H. They continue to earn our repeat business when they stock the item we're looking for. This particular WG unit is perfect for archival storage and easy to deploy/manage.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Still working after 3 month

        By JonnyUS

        from Morganton, NC

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Slow

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Sensitive Materials

        Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

        Like it...

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The most useful Media Server I have used

        By Spock Of Vulcan

        from New York

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Media Server

          Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

          Speed, efficiency, design!! A++

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good product

          By Cantanhede

          from Brasilia, Brazil

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Manage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast

          Cons

          • Visible Status Too Simple

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Small Networks

          Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

          I previously had a WD My Book World II that needed to grow but, disks were just $ short for this new unit. Brand new hardware is usually better and that is the case. Even though it is not the latest product as it seems to be suceeded by My Cloud Series, it does all it is expected to: stores my pictures and make them available to all home devices and mobile computers. Its inteface is very simple and the single blue/green light above WD label says only the essential about the unit. You don't know much if you just take a look at it. Previous units would inform you a little better. Maybe that is why My Cloud got a different interface. Installation is pretty forward. Android application takes some time sync and, if you want to use RAID 1 do it before writing anything to disks. With a few gigs (about 20) the unit took three whole days to sync. It is compatible with my cloud on line service, which is somewhat better than MioNET. OS support, did not try Linux or BSD, Windows 7 is fine. Android is fine.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Stor

          By mikey

          from santa clarita

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Manage

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High Volume

            Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

            Very fast shipping, just what I was looking for.
            thank you

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Gotta Love It

            By Michigan Jim

            from West Michigan

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Volume
              • Small Networks

              Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

              We're using the drive for a small organization's backups. With multiple Macs and a couple of PCs on the network it works great. I set it up for mirroring and every month swap the second drive with another. The spare is kept in a safe deposit box so we always have a recent backup of all our data off premises.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Very, Very Slow

              By NunyaBusiness

              from Greater California, California

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Slow

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

              This thing is very slow, takes 24 hours to transfer 1TB of data from a usb drive

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would like iT

              By Phito

              from San Luis, México

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Network

              Comments about WD 8TB My Book Live Duo Personal Cloud Storage Network Drive:

              Very easy

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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