Western Digital My Book Live

  • Western Digital My Book Live
80
Based on 19 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Great performance.
  • Capacious single-drive model.
  • Virtually silent.

Cons:

  • No USB or FireWire ports.
  • Remote access app only supports JPEG files.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gadling on -

The biggest buzz word in technology over the past year or two has been "cloud services" with a number of companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, all announcing options that allow us to store files onto a virtual drive that is available...

By InsideHW on -

Western Digital is a brand known for setting standards in terms of external storage drives. From MyBook, over Elements, right to the Passport series, this manufacturer’s external disks have been much appreciated globally. A few years ago, WD...

By Good Gear Guide on -

The WD My Book Live is more than a typical network storage device; it can also be used to share your locally-stored files through the Internet. Anything stored on the drive can be accessed remotely from other computers, or even from a smartphone, and...

By Macworld Australia on 100

That’s not to say that the My Book Live is perfect. There are no USB ports, so you can’t plug in another USB drive to add more storage, and it lacks the RAID capabilities of the Iomega and Freecom drives, so if you need those specific...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Simple NASWestern Digital has latched on to the network-attached storage (NAS) market with the introduction of three simple-to-use products. The My Book Live range is the most consumer-focused range, aimed at users who need centralised file access for...

By TechRadar on 90

Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are excellent for backing up your important digital files and folders, as well as sharing media between all computers and other media playing devices on your home network. Western Digital has a great reputation...

By Macworld on 60

The My Book Live is an incredibly easy to use network-attached storage device. If you’ve got a fast Internet connection or Ethernet hook-up, the My Book Live is an inexpensive and attractive choice for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with...

By CNET UK on 90

The Western Digital My Book Live is a fantastic network-attached storage device. It's fast, capacious and offers some very handy media...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Basic but well thought-out and with plenty of storage, the MyBook Live is an ideal NAS for first-time users....

By PCWorld on 80

This Western Digital drive makes it easy to test the NAS waters, offering gobs of storage, great performance, and Internet access for not much cash....

By SmallNetBuilder on -

Faster, simplified feature single drive My Book NAS with new admin GUI and no USB or eSATA...

By cnet on 71

The Western Digital MyBook Live is a fast, plug-and-play, simple-to-use home NAS server that unfortunately lacks features and has a subpar remote-access...

International Review By Bild & Ljud Hemma on 67

Klarar man sig med en disk och man inte har några planer på att ansluta några extra tillbehör till nätverksdisken så är My Book inget dumt val. Den har de allra nödvändigaste funktionerna och man kan komma...

International Review By Lyd og bilde on 67

Kan man klare seg med en disk og ikke har noen planer om å koble til noe ekstrautstyr til nettverksdisken, er My Book intet dumt valg. Den har de aller mest nødvendige funksjonene, og man kan komme til disken fra nettet både via...

International Review By ExtraHardware on -

Pokud bych na WD My Book Live měl nahlížet jako na tradiční síťové úložiště, asi bych jej moc nepochválil. Použití jediného pevného disku si říká o...

International Review By PCMweb on 60

De positionering van de Western Digital My Book Live is duidelijk. De gebruiker die zonder lastige capriolen een nas in huis wil zetten. De My Book Live biedt niet veel extra's, maar doet wat hij moet doen wel goed. We vinden het wel jammer dat het...

International Review By Hardware.Info on -

De Western Digital My Book Live 1 TB is een NAS die we je kunnen aanraden als je graag snel en makkelijk een back-up wil maken, en eenvoudig toegang wil hebben tot je bestanden in je thuisnetwerk, via het web of vanaf een mobiel apparaat met Apple iOS...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on -

Angesichts der gebotenen Funktionen und der preislichen Positionierung des Geräts am Markt hat WD mit dem MyBook Live einen erstklassigen Querschnitt zwischen nützlichen Multimedia-Features und einfachem Handling gefunden. Die kleine Box...

International Review By iTrends.dk on 95

Western Digital, som er en af mestrene indenfor harddiske og dermed lagerplads, har lavet en lille løsning til hjemmet. En løsning for dem som ikke kræver ekstremt vilde hastigheder, ekstremt mange features og alt muligt andet. Men blot...

International Review By PC for Alla on 70

My Book Live är till det yttre en svart låda med vagt bokformad formgivning (därav namnet) och ingenting som drar uppmärksamheten till sig. Det är ytor i matt plast, en liten diod mitt fram och en baksida med ventilationsgaller...