"so far i love it"4.0 starson by eneego
Pros: 2.0 firmware update, improved user interface, array of offerings, your own personal cloud
Cons: none so far
Summary: thus far the WD My Book Live seems to work as advertised. it was immediately discovered by all the devices in my network - including both a mac and a pc.i wanted to report that after i got the my book live all setup and configured, we setup mobile access on our iphones and ipad. it was all a snap. the my book live web interface --> remote access/mobile access area provided a code, we searched the app store for the wd 2go and wd photos apps and within minutes all 3 devices were set up.
i have been able to successfully set up 2 accounts/shares - other than the public share - that are password protected. i have configured the device and set the device password. setting up the WD2GO account (way better than the lame mionet) was a snap, although to access it via safari on the mac, i needed to add a special java applet for it to work. and i cannot seem to do the WD2GO access via IE8 on the pc.
in theory i should be able to access the music added to the my book live; it appears as an itunes share but does *not* allow me to access it (will update this article soon).
Updated on Oct 9, 2011
the ease of remote access to our docs is simple and relatively fast. and the interface on the wd photos app is clean, crisp and intuitive.
my one knock is still the peculiarities of accessing our items via web browsers. it worked ok, with some extra work, on the mac, but i still cannot get access on the pc.
another challege has been the enormous amount time to transfer years of files to the my book live, but i guess that's a limitation of the wireless transfer rate (there is no usb to attach it directly to my mac).
overall, my wife is quite happy with having such easy access to all our photos (does anything else matter)!
Updated on Oct 9, 2011forgot to mention that the itunes access also worked as advertised. although accessing my book live items on appletv has not yet been solved by me; it appears you can only connect to one device on the appletv and i have not solved it yet, but since i can get to my computer, not sure if i'll need to access my music/vids thru appletv.