Did you have a nice Holiday? I had a really good one but now I’m back to work to share with you my thoughts on the Western Digital My Book Live. This awesome unit is a 1TB (single disk) NAS that features a 800 MHz processor and a Gigabit Ethernet. It’s a compact and lightweight device. Build quality is good and the aestetic is clean and minimal.
My Book Live has only two rear ports: a Gigabit Ethernet and a power connector. It has been developed to be a network drive. There are no signs of USB or eSATA ports.
The box contains the drive, a power adapter, an ethernet CAT.5e cable (not in the photo) and the manufacturer manuals. That’s all you need to install the device.
The procedure is straightforward. You can connect the device to a router or a switch. Then you need to discover the IP (if you are a power user you won’t face any problem, for all the others Western Digital provides a discovery tool in the installation CD) and copy it into the address bar of your browser. Then tadaaa:
Now you’re ready to use your My Book Live!