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:
(2 Reviews) 2
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Rating Snapshot(2 reviews)
1 of 2(50%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for WD® 6 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Review 1 for WD® 6 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Date:February 14, 2013
Sever read performance issues
Pros: simple setup
Cons: very poor read performance support is not provide
"I purchased this WD Duo to store my photos and some films for streaming on Dec 20 2012. The Media server is basis but it does the job. I didn't want someting too sophisticated.
First day, I write my photos to the Media Server. Everything is running well as expected. Once the copy is completed problems start. The read performance is BAD. It takes nearly 15 sec to read a 3MB photo. No way to improve it.
In fact the unit write 2-3 times faster than it reads. First red flag.
Now when I tried to stream films from my TV problems got really bad. The movie hangs and hangs. When I stream a 720i movie from my Nexus 7 to my TV through the internet it runs 10/10. So my network is working.
In the logs there are Samba issues reported regarding connectiviy. The WD media server resets on regular basis when I write and read at the same time from two devices (PC and TV or Nexus7 and PC or Nexus7 and TV). In addition the Kernel log is full of read errors."Could not read all data on attempt #1" or "invalide raid superblock magic on sda3".
Clearly there is something wrong.
I called the WD support. The guy didn't speak good english and was even unable to read the procedure to diagnose the issue. The support didn't even ask for the log files ! So I gave up.
WD return to Costco tomorrow :("
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for WD® 6 TB My Book® Live™ Duo Network Drive
Date:July 25, 2012
Pretty neat piece of equipment
"Work with ios and windows without flaw. Using folder redirect for windows and shared storage for Mac and pc. No issues to date using Raid 1 configuration. Easily access media remotely via the iOS apps. Able to stream movies, pictures, files remotely or locally and use AirPlay on the iOS devices without flaw. With the recent update to the iOS app, we are now able to save back from the iPad to the storage device. Love this storage device, it allows us full access to our data wherever we are."