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Good: Potential, When it works its good
Bad: Only some media files supported, network problems, app issues
Comment: I bought one of these a few weeks ago so that I would have access to photos, videos and docs from anywhere in the home and out-and-about. I was initially disappointed when I put some films on and it would only play back some media files (files that have played fine from my WD Elements External HD). After some searching I found out this was due to it coming loaded with an old version of Twonky. After I spent another £12 on upgrading Twonky (and learning how to write a bit of Linux command!!!!) I had a new version of Twonky. Most files then played back but control on my 6 month od Samsung smart TV was atrocious. Also the iOS apps would be forever stating that they couldn't connect to it. This will be a great device when then iron out a lot of the issues!!
Good: It's been working, without problems, for almost 3 years.
Bad: Backing it up to a second NAS.
Comment: Using one as our primary data but haven't been able to figure out how to regularly back it up to a second NAS that we have.
Good: At present nothing
Comment: I bought a 2TB Essential to back-up two laptops, one using Vista and one Windows 7 and the unit fails to load on either machine, I have been in touch with WD and more than two calls they are now sending meaUSB2 cable taking about 10 days with no guaranteethat this will work.
Good: Does everything it claims to and does it well
Comment: It does everything it claims to do and with ease. Easy install/set up and streams without a hitch to mobile devices using the WD 2go app and to Xbox with the Twonky server, and far quicker than I had expected from previous experience with NAS drives. In summary; "IT JUST WORKS". Which is exactly what you would hope with IT these days but after having spent 3 months of frustration trying to get an Iomega NAS drive to work without success, this statement can't be over valued.
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