Western Digital My Book Live Duo brings cloud storage home

Western Digital My Book Live Duo

Providing users with their personal cloud space, the Western Digital My Book Live Duo storage system caters to both remote access and backup needs. Employed within this device are an 800MHz CPU and a dual drive system with RAID technology.

Sporting a built-in media server, users can stream movies, photos and music onto various devices such as DLNA certified TV sets, smartphones, WD TV Live media players, Blu-ray players, PS3 consoles and many more. Claimed to provide speeds faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives, this network storage unit comes with two HDDs along with an 800MHz CPU to quickly process and deliver content.

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Chris Bull, director of marketing for WD’s Connected Home Solutions group, expressed, “My Book Live Duo is really the ideal, all-in-one storage and entertainment solution for today’s ultra-connected consumer. The ability for consumers to safely backup all their digital content, as well as access and share content from anywhere in the world on their tablet, smartphone or any computer, truly provides a unique and rewarding experience for anyone who wants to enjoy, and needs to protect, valuable digital content.”

To proffer added security for hoarded content, the gadget creates a second copy of all files in mirrored mode. So if one drive happens to fail, personal data can still be recovered from this backed up content. Users can access their files through the WD SmartWare software on Windows or from the Apple Time Machine tool on the Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion systems. Besides these, DLNA and UPnP-enabled devices are also supported.

The Western Digital My Book Live Duo price tag reads at $399.99 for the 4TB model and $499.99 for 6TB of storage. This personal cloud storage device is available at selected retailers in the U.S. and through the company’s online store.