Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WD MyBook World Edition

Western Digital MyBook World Edition 500GB

Okay...instead of starting with "The good", maybe we should start with "The bad" for this one.

The bad:
Slow read/write speeds; no print server (print across a network) or media server (stream media files); some file types not supported by MioNet for sharing.

The good:
Dead-simple to set up remote access (as if it was a local network) and file sharing; includes support for Gigabit Ethernet; bundled backup software lets you restore as well; generous warranty period.

Files not supported for sharing includes: AAC, AVI, CDA, DIV, DIVX, MOV, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPA, MPE, MPEG, WM, WMA, WMV. what in the world???

The bottom line: The Western Digital MyBook World Edition is a simple-to-use NAS drive that makes remote access and file sharing easy for even beginners, but not for media users. Only its slow data transfer speed gives us pause. Not recommended for young people, only recommended for those uncles and aunties who don't share or stream any media files and don't mind with the slow data transfer speed.

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