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I purchased a Western Digital My Book World Edition II - 2TB model not too long ago and was quite surprised by the rugged looking device. In whole, the device was well packed and have an attractive external white casing. I tried opening the lid to access the internal drives... as you do fiddle with newly purchased items... I could not for the life of me get it open. A flaw in the design or just a problem with the one I purchased. Anyway, I know you can remove a failed drive for replacement, but the new drive must come from Western Digital in a proprietary mounting.
Setup is straightforward. While installing WD Anywhere Access, you give the drive a name, which becomes the URL for accessing its configuration menus. Good built in features and RAID 1/0 setup makes this model great for high volume file storage with the peace of mind that your data is safe and secure. I tested the data transfer rate of a 1.7gb folder containing a few hundred files and it too just over 9 minutes to complete.
Overall a good device with excellent features and ideal for home or SOHO use.
Add this unique remote-access storage system to your wired or wireless network and you'll have a surprisingly simple and secure way to access and share data and photos at home, in the office, and anywhere in the world - even when your local computer is off.
WD Anywhere Access - This storage system and all the files on it are always accessible when you need them, even when your local computer is turned off;
Easy to set up, easy to use - You're up and running in a few simple steps. Wizard software steps you through RAID configuration and network setup is a breeze with our unique, powerful remote access software;
Data OnHand - From any PC, use Windows Explorer to securely browse through folders on My Book World Edition. Open, edit and save files as though they are right there with you;
Extra data protection with RAID 1 - For extra data protection, dedicate half the capacity for mirroring, and automatically and instantaneously back up data every time you save it;
Extraordinary capacity - With up to 1.5 TB of storage in an elegant, small footprint design, you have plenty of space to store an entire digital photo library, your HD movie collection and hours and hours of DV video;
User serviceable - Easy access allows you to open the case and replace a drive. No need to send the entire system in for service;
Gigabit Ethernet Connection - High-performance 1000/100/10 compatible Ethernet connection;
EMC Retrospect Express backup software - Easy-to-use software for scheduled or on-demand file backup;
UPnP enabled - Makes network configuration easy and convenient;
Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system;
Quiet and cool - An efficient convection cooling system and a thermostatically controlled fan keep this unit reliably cool and remarkably quiet.
|Product Description:||WD My Book World Edition II WDH2NC20000 - NAS server - 2 TB|
|Device Type:||NAS server|
|Host Connectivity:||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Total Storage Capacity:||2 TB|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||9.9 cm x 16 cm x 16.6 cm|
|Storage Controller:||RAID - RAID 1|
|Hard Drive:||2 x 1 TB|
|Networking:||Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|