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

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How to use testdisk on external hard drive that freezes whenever connected?

I've been trying to recover files from my WD external hard drive, and nothing has worked so far. I've heard of testdisk but I can't use it because as soon as I connect my external, it freezes the PC. ...
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WD 1TB External Hard Drive keeps freezing

My WD External Hard drive started messing up yesterday when it would lag my PC and then altogether just freeze my PC. Every time it's connected, it freezes. And then when I unplug, the PC starts ...
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SMB/CIFS Port Forwarding MyBook World Edition

I have a WD MyBook World Edition NAS that i try to use as a Shared Network Drive through the Internet. I set up DynDns and forwarded Ports 21 and 548 for FTP and AFP access, which both work like a ...
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How do I set up a WD MyBook 1TB disk as a USB drive on Debian Linux “Lenny”?

I have a WD MyBook 1TB drive that I would like to use for full cron backups (TAR?) on a Debian Linux ("Lenny") server. Is this possible? I don't care about losing the MyBook software if a reformat ...
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Disk space usage on a MyBook Live

Western Digital makes an automatic backup tool called SmartWare. When I tested it out and backed up just a couple of directories from a Windows machine, it works great - except that files taking up ...
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Blue spinning circle next to folder on WD My Cloud, on MyBookLive

On my WD MyCloud of my MyBookLive, a blue spinning circle next to a folder has appeared and i don't know how to get rid of it. After i uploaded 2 tv seasons into the folder, a blue circle appeared ...
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Is the warranty period on a hard drive a reliable indicator of its expected service life? [closed]

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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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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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 ...