MyBook is a series of external hard drives produced by Western Digital.

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Is the warranty period on a hard drive a reliable indicator of its expected service life? [on hold]

I have a WesternDigital MyBook Essential 1TB back up drive. The warranty was up January 2013. Does that mean that failure is expected to be imminent and it needs to be replaced immediately?
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WD My Book Essentials- Can only copy files from command prompt very slow

I have an External WD My Book Essential 3tb that I was running a windows check disk with both options checked (fix file system errors, attempt recovery of bad sectors) during the process the check ...
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Mirroring Files/Folders on Nas, Similar to Google Drive Sync

I would like to create something similar to Google Drive with my NAS (MyBook Live). Where I can have a local copy and if I modify it, the changes are made on the NAS. Periodically it would check and ...
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How to prevent WD MyBook Live Duo from going to sleep?

I have an issue of my WD MyBook Live Duo going into some kind of low power standby mode when it hasn't been accessed for awhile. When I try accessing the drive it takes a minute or two to become ...
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Windows 7 doesn't detect my WD Mybook after I accidentally initialized it

I accidentally initialized my WD Mybook external hard drive on my LG Smart TV, not popular with my spouse, can I recover the files from the hard drive?
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Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
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Is this hard drive about to fail?

I have a 1TB external WD My Book 1110, last night while I was browsing for some old files in there I started getting data access errors while trying to open a certain folder, everything else seemed ...
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WD My Book external drive never spin up

I got a Western Digital My Book external hard drive that are a couple of years old. I tried to get it running via eSATA the other week and when I was about to try it again the disk itself never spin ...
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Increase OS partition of a MyBook Live

I have a MyBook Live 3TB and I want to install a few things in it. One of them is OpenJDK, which takes 185Mb when installed. The filesystem that has / mounted only has 188Mb available which is barely ...
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Why are my mapped drives so slow?

I have a network mapped drive that sometimes is very slow, as it is not always slow would be difficult to figure out the problem, I am wondering what would be the reason. Some other people are using ...
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Can't access directory over SSH

I am accessing a MyBook server using SSH by means of public-private keys. I have a wierd problem where i am unable to access certain folders that i should logically have access to. I have a ...
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Can I stream music/video from Internet or NAS to PS3

I have a Western Digital MyBook World NAS drive, and I am thinking about getting a PS3, so that I only need one unit to play games, blu-ray, and streaming media. Questions: Can I stream media from ...
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Western Digitial My Book: Can't access the data on the drive

My girlfriend has this external hard drive by Western Digital called a My Book. When the external drive is connected, it does not show it as an accessible disk drive on the computer. However, it ...
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Set up Linux box as WAP for MyBookLive?

I inherited an old Linux box as well as a MyBookLive and would like to make the MyBookLive available over my wireless, essentially using the Linux box as a gateway. I just wiped the Linux box (home) ...
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How to decrypt a disassembled WD MyBook Essential hdd?

I have a WD MyBook Essential 3TB that stopped being recognized in every computer. But the HDD seems fine. I disassembled it and got it out of the WD case, now I have a WD30EZRS HDD but it is ...
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External hard drive won't mount on Mac

Anyone had problems mounting an external hard drive on a mac? It shows up (dimmed) in disk utility and all is fine according to first aid, but it just refuses to mount. It simply says "The disk My ...
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Where is lighttpd.conf? Mybook world 2 whitelight webserver

I'm attempting to get my Roku streaming box with a channel called Roksbox to stream content off my MyBook World 2 whitelight. I want a directory listing of a certain folder of a share, Media. It's ...
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WD “My Book Studio” 2TB - rpm? [closed]

The rpm rating of this drive doesn't seem to be listed anywhere. Not on the box, not in the manual, not online, not even on Western Digital's website. I even called them but they were evasive, ...
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Can't share WD MyBook on network

Trying to share part of a MyBook (WD10000h1cs w/last release firmware) on the network is unsuccessful. Connected to an XP Pro pc, I try to access it through a Win7 pc. The drive shows up, but when ...
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Cannot delete folders on a network drive from Windows 7

I have a really strange problem. I am using Windows 7 Professional with SP1 installed. I have a My Book 500GB external hard drive connected to the network via Linksys E3000. Now in Windows 7 I am ...
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USB drive: “Media is write protected” on initialize after drive swap WD MyBook Essentials

I got a WD MyBook Essentials the other day but after a week or so the drive physically broke. I tried opening the case and replacing the drive with another SATA WD drive I had lying around. This ...
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Transfer data between MyBook NAS Drives

I have two My Book World NAS drives, a 1TB and a 2TB. Is there a way of transferring data between the two drives directly, without having to us a computer as an intermediary? Thanks, Jim
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MacBook doesn't recognize WD My Book

I'm trying to connect a MacBook running Snow Leopard to a Western Digital My Book 512GB external hard drive. The laptop doesn't recognize the drive as being plugged in; it doesn't show up in finder or ...
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Compiled a kernel with TUN/Bridge support, but I cannot find /dev/net/tun

I compiled my own kernel with tun/tap and bridge support. Both modules load fine at boot time (I could read that in the dmesg output). Now I want to use it, and the /dev/net/tun node is not there, so ...
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Daisychain external USB drive to WD My Book World Edition (Blue rings)

I recently bought a new My Book Essential 1TB (WDBACW0010HBK-NESN) to daisychain to my older My Book World Edition 500GB (blue rings) with one of the version 01.xx.xx firmwares. At first when I ...
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Remote desktop disables eSATA drive (MyBook)

I'm running Windows 7 and I have a 1TB Western Digital MyBook drive attached via eSATA. Whenever I connect via remote desktop, the drive seems to disappear. If I login to the system locally and reboot ...
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How can I network my WinXP laptop with my Western Digital MyBook without a router

I have a laptop with an ethernet port. I have a Western Digital MyBook with an ethernet port (it contains its own little internal computer). I need to hook up my laptop directly to the MyBook and be ...
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my WD Mybook wd5000h0032 is DEAD?

i have a WD Mybook Premium (wd5000h032) it used to work just fine but suddenly i can't access to it. The blue lights turn on but the drive doesn't start, it makes no click, nor any other sound, it ...
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Put VM on WD MyBook

I put a few guest OSes on mybook. So, when I need to do my work, I would power on the mybook and use the VMware workstation to start the visualization. Since I would have to access mybook for a long ...
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What is the best solution for letting both Macs and PCs access digital images and videos on a network?

I'm looking for a simple way to share digital images and videos over a network to both Macs and PCs. I'm currently looking into three options: NAS, WD MyBook Mirror drives attached to a router, or an ...
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How to fix: Western Digital My Book 500GB - fail to install drivers, is not accessible

The WD-My Book 500GB is recognized as a local disc in my system(Windows 7), but it's drivers fail to install successfully when connected via USB cable with computer. Then when I try to open ...
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WD My Book World Edition and Windows 7

This is my setup in the office: a DSL modem router attached to modem 2 PC's running Windows 7 (home edition, 64bit) connected to router via network cable laptop running Windows XP SP2 "connected" ...
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USB to Connect Between External Hard disk and Computer— Reliable?

There is a related question here. I have a WD MyBook 1TB external disk, and I connect it to my computer using USB. Since I travel quite a lot, so I bring this MyBook with me, wherever I go. The ...
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How do I remove a MyBook's “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?

I recently got a Western Digital MyBook external hard drive to enable Time Machine. It has its software installed on a "virtual CD" called "WD SmartWare" which shows up on the desktop any time the ...