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WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
  • WDBACG0020HCH-NESN
  • 2TB
  • 800MHz CPU Processor
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M

2 out of 5 eggs Functional but buggy 01/20/2012

This review is from: WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage

Pros:

Lots of storage, low power usage, quiet.

Cons:

I have this mapped as a publicly accessible harddrive in Win 7, without using any of WD's software suites. From the beginning, there were occasional dropouts from the drive pool, but nothing major. A few months ago I suddenly started getting warning messages about high temps from the drive in the system tray. The drive was a bit warm to the touch, but functioned fine. After a while, the drops increased requiring a "mount public share" action every few days for the computers in my Homegroup to see the drive. After a few weeks of frustration, I took action (see below).

Other Thoughts:

I unplugged this thing, and immediately ripped it apart to scavenge the HD out. It's a standard WD Green EARS 2TB drive, which was very warm to the touch. The controller card was even warmer. The drive was installed in my PC which was recently rebuilt to act as a 24/7 server. The 2TB drive is now running quite cool with zero stability issues.

This thing may be relatively cheap for a NAS, but it's not worth the hassle.

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  • Alan L.
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year


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