The Good Stylish; fast; plenty of storage space.
The Bad Single drive reduces protection against disk failure.
The Bottom Line The Western Digital My Book Live is a fantastic network-attached storage device. It's fast, capacious and offers some very handy media features.
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Western Digital My Book Live
If you're anything like us, you'll have a tonne of digital files that you need to keep safely. If you don't fancy constantly prising open your PC and fitting new hard drives, then you need some sort of external solution.
Western Digital's My Book Live is a network-attached storage drive that comes in 2TB and 1TB versions, for around £140 and £105 respectively. It will enable you to store anything you want on your home network, and access it even when your PC is turned off.
The My Book Live is slender, because it only contains a single hard drive, unlike other Western Digital devices, which are mirrored RAID-type devices. This means that it will fit into any room, even if space is at a premium. All you need is a network cable to attach it directly to your router, or you can use a-style system instead.
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