WD’s My Book® Live™ Duo personal cloud storage provides dual-drive shared storage on your wireless home network. Share data with all your computers, stream media to your entertainment center, and get to your files from anywhere with remote access and mobile apps. And with RAID 1 technology, you have double-safe backup for your data.
Storage and backup for all the PC and Mac® computers on your network
View photos and files with apps for your iOS™, Android™, and BlackBerry® smartphones and tablets
Securely access media and files remotely over the Internet
Stream videos, music, and photos to your entertainment center
Built-in 800 MHz CPU for maximum performance and speed
Storing your digital media collection on your wired or wireless network
Double-safe data protection with RAID 1 mirroring and dual drives
Sharing videos, music, and photos with all the computers on your network
Backing up data from all the PCs and Mac® computers in your home
Viewing photos and files with your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, BlackBerry™, Android™ smartphone, or tablet
Streaming media to your Blu-ray Disc™ players, game consoles, media players, or other DNLA/UPnP™ devices on your home network
Secure remote access from any computer with an Internet connection
Ethernet cable for network connection
AC power adapter
Installation and software CD
Quick Install Guide
Windows® XP (SP 3), Windows Vista®, Windows® 7
Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard®, or Lion™
DLNA/UPnP enabled devices
Internet connection for remote access
Internet Explorer® 7.0 or higher
Safari® 4.0 or higher
Firefox® 3.6 or higher
Google® Chrome™ 14.0 and later on supported Windows and Mac OS platforms
Average Customer Rating:
(5 Reviews) 5
(out of 5reviews)
Rating Snapshot(5 reviews)
4 of 5(80%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for WD® 4 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Review 1 for WD® 4 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Date:May 9, 2013
Great hopes - dashed
Pros: fair price, compact size, promises of lots of useful features
Cons: crashed during installation - unrecoverable, wd online tech support of no help
"I bought this network storage device with great hopes that it would simplify my growing home network. It didn't happen.
One of this product's selling features is that installation is simple. However, my unit crashed during the installation and rendered the drive completely inaccessible.
Nothing on Western Digital's website provided a solution and it required registration to get email tech support - registration that it wouldn't allow me to do for some unknown reason.
After many hours of troubleshooting I gave up on the MyBookLive Duo. Life is too short to have to mess with this product."
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Review 2 for WD® 4 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Date:November 12, 2012
Easy to setup and works great.
Pros: has extended warranty with costco, easy to setup and use
"Very easy to setup (Windows 7) and works as stated in the description. Hooked up into my home network (3 computers) right away. Works great with my TV through DLNA - no issues."
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Review 3 for WD® 4 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Cons: should come set-up for raid., conversion to raid takes hours and hours.
"Everything works as stated, compatiable with all our computers and hand- held devices. No issues with any operating systems."
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Review 5 for WD® 4 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Date:March 6, 2012
A great NAS just got better, now with RAID 1
Pros: quiet, additional drives easy to come by, administration via web interface
Cons: included software didn't recognize drive in win 7
"I was looking for a new NAS to replace my Drobo. Although the Drobo has not had an issue, i learned that it's proprietary raid setup would render the data on the drives usless in anything except another Drobo - couldn't have that. The MyBook DUO is very quiet, since it doesn't have any annoying fans ... the air just moves through the unit from bottom to top. I have it on a fairly enclosed shelf with about 6 inches clearance at the top and it's not overhatted ... so should be good for most locations that aren't totally enclsed. I've not had any luck installing the included software on Win 7 ultimate ... it simply wont recognize the drive on the network. I am access the majority of the functions on the drive through it's internal web page. From here, you can schedule backups, however I use another product for my backup needs (Acronis). Although their sofware can't locate the drive on the network, it is available to all the other computers and have setup private user IDs/shares. Am streaming movies off of it, via via an N router to my WD Live TV box ... no issues yet. WD Live picks up on the DUO as a multi-media server. I've heard the the replacement drives for this unit are the standard WD green caviar. I've not looked into details, however think they will be easy to come by if you're like me and want a replacement in the drawer just in case. All in all great, with exception of software install issue."