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    Reviews - Western Digital My Book Live 1TB NAS

    A NAS with a 'personal cloud' in tow. We take a good look.
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    Re: Reviews - Western Digital My Book Live 1TB NAS

    Inside, WD outfits the chassis with a 1TB, 2TB or 3TB mechanical drive - the specs of the HDD aren't disclosed - and you can expect to pay £100, £125 and £200, respectively, for the three capacities. ... WD feels comfortable not adding a fan to the tight-fitting enclosure.
    Like the pricing - especially the small hike to go from 1TB to 2TB. The MyBook World Edition (MBWE) that I've got at the moment doesn't have a fan either (or if it does then it's a very, very quiet one!) and you can feel the heat rising from the grilled top of that unit if you leave it doing a transfer for a couple of hours.
    I also wonder if they've fixed the "feature" that the MBWE has, that when you apply power it spins up, does something for a couple of seconds then powers off. So to switch it on you need to actually use the power button at the back.
    Yet such is the rudimentary nature of this NAS, there's even no USB port for grabbing files from the ubiquitous drives.
    although I'd be more interested in a USB port so I could duplicate the NAS contents to a relatively cheap "desktop" drive for an offsite backup.
    this is a basic a NAS
    Typo - one too many "a"'s?

    Maybe we need a new term for these kind of very basic storage devices - not so much Network-Attached Storage as Network-Attached Disk?

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    Re: Reviews - Western Digital My Book Live 1TB NAS

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post

    Maybe we need a new term for these kind of very basic storage devices - not so much Network-Attached Storage as Network-Attached Disk?
    Not sure Network-Attached Disks or NADS would catch on, I can just see the jokes coming now! Wait a second dear im just connecting to my nads!

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    Re: Reviews - Western Digital My Book Live 1TB NAS

    Quote Originally Posted by huwwatkins View Post
    Not sure Network-Attached Disks or NADS would catch on, I can just see the jokes coming now! Wait a second dear im just connecting to my nads!
    And presumably we could then start calling the action of duplicating NAD data to an external drive "jockstrapping" - since it'd be protecting your NADs.

    Don't blame me - you started it!

    If you don't like "NAD" (and I can see why) how about "DON" - Disk-On-Network, or "DNA" - Disk, Network-Attached. Or, if you're getting sophisticated, how about "sNAS" - simple Network Attached Storage.

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