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Makoto N.

Makoto N.

Joined on 06/10/04

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Most Favorable Review

Works flawlessly so far

Western Digital My Book World Edition II 2TB Dual-Drive Network Storage
Western Digital My Book World Edition II 2TB Dual-Drive Network Storage

Pros: Purchased a week ago. Finished backing up all of my stuff. So far I am very happy with the purchase. (1) Easy to use. I started copying files 15 min after opened the box. Web interface is intuitive. (2) Small. I put it in the TV cabinet (3) Cheap (in terms of price per GB) compared with other small home NAS. (4) Quiet. Never noticed a noise. (5) Customizable. Some options which required some hacking for older versions are now available through the web interface. For example, you can easily... - Turn off Mionet - Enable SSH, FTP - Change between Raid 0 and 1 (6) I think the blue light is cool (as opposed to another reviewer who wants to turn it off). (7) Default is Raid0 (Mirror). I remember somebody mentioned that the default used to be Raid1 for an older version of My Book, but that's not the case anymore.

Cons: (1) A bit slower compared with newer (and more expensive) models. But unless you are copying a coupleof GB files like movies, I did not find it a serious problem. Actually, (I might be wrong but...) I feel that the machine is more responsive after turning off Mionet. I use SFTP to access remotely which is fast enough and my guess is it is faster than through Mionet. (2) It would have been nice if I can connect the unit to my PC through Firerie, eSATA or USB for a faster initial backup.

Overall Review: All in all, so far I am a happy customer. The only thing I have to figure out is a way to do the incremental backup without using the default software. (does it require mionet?) I also want to try the media streaming function (using DLNA). I might add to this review after I try these things.

Most Critical Review

Avoid this product

DELL Notebook XPS Intel Core i3 4th Gen 4010U (1.7GHz) 4GB Memory 128 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4400 13.3" Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 462-4135
DELL Notebook XPS Intel Core i3 4th Gen 4010U (1.7GHz) 4GB Memory 128 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4400 13.3" Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 462-4135

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The machine that I received did not seem new, and the OS was not Windows 7 Professional but Windows 7 Home. And the box that came with the PC says that then unit contains Core i7 when the PC is actually equipped with Core i3. It seems to me that they are selling something fishy. Possibly refurbished. At least, the OS is not the one advertised. I am a long term customer, and luse to like Newegg but no longer. Do not buy from Newegg.