WD 2TB My Book Live Hard Drive reviews

60 customer reviews

+ This external hard drive has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on performance.

£139 at 1 retailer out of 420 retailers checked

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Some customer reviews of WD 2TB My Book Live Hard Drive

Most helpful reviews

Daniel, Corringham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and use
Bad points:
2gb limit tranfer using wd software
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2013

John, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good value for money, lots of storage space, reliable.
Bad points:
Difficult to download the correct software if your pc doesn't have a CD drive.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2012

Mark, Tech enthusiast

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Low price. High capacity.
Bad points:
Cannot be switched off outside of software. To switch back on again you must unplug then reinsert the power adapter. I found the copy speed to be very low using the software on the Mybook but this didnt occur when copying directly to the drive using the OS copy tool. Could be many reasons for this and im still not sure what the problem is.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 8.0
Performance 6.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2013

Graham, redhill

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Huge memory easy to set up. Am using to store and stream movies and music to Sonos system
Bad points:
Very slow to copy to and from
Overall rating 8.0
Design 9.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2013

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great backup drive to plug in, set up multiple PCs to sync to periodically, then forget about until you need it.

Low power draw while the drive is inactive.
Bad points:
Despite being attached to a gigabit network, only saw a maximum of about 300Mbps transfer speed while transferring large files.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2013

Christopher,

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Great value for money, great hardware and performance
Bad points:
Software if terrible. Installed the firmware update and after that couldn't use any of the dashboard options like password, user settings etc....... Support is rubbish as well. I
Overall rating 5.0
Design 7.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Nov 2012

JULIAN, Dereham, Norfolk

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Looks good, is quiet and unobtrusive
Bad points:
Very slow to write. It wouldn't sleep after I uploaded about 1tb data (which took many hours), eventually 'losing' a 200gb folder which caused me to set it back to initial state and start again!

My main beef is the built-in media server will not provide music files in the correct order which means it is utterly useless for playing albums, which was my main reason for purchase.

Overall, as a general data source it works adequately across the network, but as a music server it is useless.
Overall rating 5.0
Design 7.0
Performance 3.0
Reliability 5.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2013

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