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Western Digital My Book Live Review Discussion

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Western Digital has long been in the personal cloud storage space with the WD My Book Live. It's the cornerstone of WD's strategy to help consumers organize their content and access it anywhere from the new WD 2go mobile apps to the WD TV Live media streamers connected to a TV. With seemingly more connected devices in the household now than people, the trend around centralizing a family's media assets is definitely gaining strength as we want to have reliable and easy access to family photos for instance on our phones, computers and televisions, without having to manage several copies of those files.

Western Digital My Book Live Review

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For a Device that claims its self to be DLNA compatible which many consumers would like in order to connect to their many devices it falls short.

I tested it with my 2012 Samsung Smart TV and it doesnt work. I eventually found that this is due to the firmware that Western Digital (WD) ships as default has an old

version of Twonky media server which is not totally compatible.

If you buy this product beware you need to upgrade your twonky licence (which cost money) and install it using ssh.

Apart from being a computer expert WD support tells me that this invalidates the warranty.

I haven't checked any other WD mylive firmware but my guess is that they probably use similar firmware.

So well done to Western digital claiming it to be DLNA compatible which its not and also consumers

to purchase it without any indication on the packaging apart from saying "Its DLNA compatible".

WD don't seem to be to bothered about whilst they are selling these unit but perhaps Trading standards should be informed!!

Certainly does not DLNA out of the tin !!!

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