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My Book - World Edition II - 2 TB

Storing your data to network made easy

Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 30.05.2010
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Product Group: Storage
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PERFORMANCE / IN USE

After getting all the settings done it's time to get the drive in place and start using it. The heat output of those two green power drives is minimal so you can also hide the drive into a closet of some sort.

As for performance the RAID 1 transfer speeds turned out to be a bit disappointing. We tested the transfer by moving 10 GBs or videos (about 180 MB each) to the drive and back. The write speed was only 13 MB/s, while the read got up to 31 MB/s. These are close to speeds one can expect from an USB-drive, which is bad news if you constantly need to transfer large amounts of data. In everyday back up-use it isn't really going to be a huge factor as the pictures or other document-files rarely are too large.



Conclusion


PROS 
  • Easy to set up
  • Quiet


  • CONS 
  • WD Anywhere
  • Slow transfer speeds
  • Award
    Silver Award!


    The Western Digital My Book World Edition II turned out to be a nice offering on the NAS-front. Physically it's reasonably small, looks nice and stays quiet as there's no cooling fan at all. Getting started with the software wasn't too bad either. Just plug the thing in, do some basic changes to the settings and you're good to go. That said, though, if you feel like it, you can tweak just about everything.

    But then there's the day-to-day use of the thing, and unfortunately here it all goes wrong due to the WD Anywhere Backup software that just isn't up to the task. Having no options for the back up time is just not going to work. Anyway there are plenty of free backup softwares out there, so this shouldn't necessarily put you off from buying one of these NAS-drives.








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