Western Digital My Book Live

75
Global
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

The My Book Live includes most basic NAS functionality — such as the ability to operate as a media server, and provide access to local files over the internet — but forgoes features such as RAID and expandable storage to keep the price down. f you need the security of RAID, or want more granular configuration options, you'll want to look elsewhere. But if you just need to access your files from anywhere on your home network and the internet, don't have a router that will allow you to add NAS-like capabilities to any USB drive, and don't need more than 3TB of storage, the My Book Live is an affordable choice.

from $113.68+

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Breakdown

Speed
8.8
Design and form factor
7.5
Expandability
4.0
Media support
7.3
Noise
10.0
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Specs

My Book

Addressable storage
1 (max) TB
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Media services
DLNA, UPnP
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Specs

My Book

Addressable storage
1 (max) TB
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Media services
DLNA, UPnP
View Full Specs
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