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 centre, 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.
Double-safe backup with RAID 1 technology
Set this system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a second copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, your data is protected because it's duplicated on the other drive.
Maximum storage capacity with drive spanning
Out of the box, this two-drive system combines both drives into one big volume so they act like one drive for maximum capacity.
Complete out-of-the-box solution
WD's My Book Live Duo comes complete with two desktop hard drives offering high-capacity, low power consumption, and cool, quiet operation. The drives are factory tested within the enclosure for optimised performance and WD quality you can count on.
Shared storage for all your computers
The perfect dual-drive solution for centralising and sharing data on your wired or wireless network. Connect the My Book Live Duo to your wireless router to share and access files with any PC or Mac computer on your network.
Speed without compromise
Built with an 800 MHz CPU for maximum performance to power all your applications from streaming to remote access. Designed around the most recent advances in Ethernet chip technology, this product delivers best-in-class read speeds faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives.
Now streaming to your HDTV
Watch your daughter's birthday party video or show off your vacation slideshow on your TV. The built-in media server streams music, photos and movies to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live network media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and connected TV. DLNA 1.5 and UPnP certified.
Automatic, wireless backup for all your computers
Protect your precious memories and wirelessly back up all the PC and Mac computers on your network to one reliable location. Windows users can use the included WD SmartWare software and every time you save something, it's instantly backed up. Mac users can utilise all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data.
Serve up your music with iTunes
The drive includes iTunes server support so you can centralise your music and stream it any Mac or PC with iTunes.
Easy to set up, easy to find on your network
Set up is a snap. In just a few minutes, you're up and running. Mac, Windows 7, and Windows Vista computers will automatically find your My Book Live drive in seconds. If you're running Windows XP, our simple discovery software makes it easy to set up the drive.
Want to upgrade a drive? Simply open the case and replace the existing drive – no screwdriver needed. *Drives must be equal in size to utilise the full capacity (e.g., Two 2 TB drives or two 3 TB drives).
Add an extra layer of protection for your files
You can automatically make a second copy, or safepoint, of your My Book Live Duo on another My Book Live Duo or NAS drive on your home network. Now you've got extra safe protection for all your media and ultimate peace of mind.
USB expansion port
Turn any USB 2.0 drive into an instant network drive for extra capacity on your My Book Live Duo. Just connect the drive to the USB port and it will automatically be shared on your network.
WD 2go: The Pathway to Your Personal Cloud
What is a Personal Cloud?
A personal cloud is your content secure at home and under your control. Unlike public clouds, a personal cloud allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home network. Share files, stream media, and access your content anywhere. No monthly fees. No mysterious location of your data. Keep your media and files safe at home and always with you.
Get to Your Content from Anywhere with WD 2go Web Access
If you can access the Internet from a computer, you can securely access your media and files anywhere in the world. WD 2go web access provides fee-free remote access to your My Book Live personal cloud storage. Once you log in, WD 2go mounts My Book Live to your computer like a local drive and your remote folders are available on your Mac or PC. Seamlessly open, save as, and attach files to emails from this virtual drive.
Show Off Your Photos with Your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android Smartphone
Get quick access to all the photos stored on your My Book Live, My Book World Edition, or WD ShareSpace network drive using your iPad, iPhone, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android smartphone. Your photos are private, safe and secure on your home network drive. No need to spend time and money on an online photo service.
Your Smartphone Just Become Brilliant
Show off your entire photo collection, up to 285,000 photos, without taking up tons of space on your smartphone. Download the free app from the Android Market or the Apple iTunes store and make your phone the centre of attention.
WD Photos is compatible with leading Apple mobile devices and the most popular Android smartphones including, but not limited to, the DROID by Motorola, DROID Incredible by HTC, Nexus One, and the HTC EVO 4G. Photos are automatically optimised for perfect viewing on your mobile device.
Turn Your iPad into the Ultimate Photo Album
Show off every detail of your favourite memories without compromise. When viewing your photos with your iPad, you have access to the highest available resolution - 1024 x 768. WD Photos allows for a large cache size on your iPad, so you can access more of your viewed photos even when you're offline. Display your photos vertically or view them horizontally and turn your iPad into the ultimate photo album.
All Your Photos at Your Fingertips
WD Photos offers a variety of features, including:
- Instantly post photos to Facebook
- Create a slideshow with transitions to create digital art
- Access previously viewed photos even when you are offline
- View your photos all at once or filter them by folder or album
- Search by file name, folder name, or date using the built-in search options
- E-mail a photo to friend, assign a photo to a contact, or add a photo to the Camera Roll
Ethernet cable for network connection
AC power adapter
Installation and software CD
Quick Install Guide