"After some work, I have it setup the way I want."3.0 starson by mevester
Pros: Lots of storage and works on gigabit network.
Cons: I did not like the 'Out of the Box' software used for accessing the drive.
Summary: The My Book World Edition NAS 500 GB version is very easy to get running. The problem I had was with the software the they want you to install for accessing it. They call it WD Anywhere Access and it is powered by MioNet. This software gives you the ability to access it from the internet or within your own network. This software was overkill... I just wanted something I could call 'F Drive' and copy my backups to. Instead this software made every drive on my PC available to my laptop and vice versa... not what I want at all.
My PC is running XP Home Edition. Using the WD Anywhere Access software I had some connection issues. I would boot up and the network drive would be available. If I opened the WD Anywhere Manager tool, it would tell me the NAS was not available. My Laptop is running XP Pro and I did not have any of these issues.
Before boxing it back up and returning it, I checked out Western Digitals help site. I finally found a Knowledge Base entry that gave step by step details on creating a mapped drive without using the WD Anywhere Access and I am now happy.