Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Western Digital My Book Live & Live Duo Demo @ Plaza Lowyat


Went over to Low Yat Plaza last weekend to check out Western Digital's My Book Live demo booth. This is a continued post from last Wednesdays My Book Live & Live Duo post

On the left we have the My Book Live and on the right is My Book Live Duo. Notice the difference in sizes. This is because My Book Live Duo utilizes two HDD's (Hard Disk Drives) instead of one, having the ability to double it's storage size (via RAID-0) or to run RAID-1 / Mirror mode. Which mirrors the HDD so that in case of any failure on either one of the HDD, data will still be intact, think of it as a copycat HDD. The only downside of using RAID-1 is that your space will be cut into half. As one HDD will be used to keep your data and another one will be use as a second fail-safe copy

A further look into My Book Live Duo model shows that most of the internal parts can actually be removed and replaced as you can see above. Why you ask? This gives you the ability to swap out the HDD's and upgrade it in near future should you require more space. But keep in mind for RAID-1 or RAID-0 to work at it's optimal performance, identical HDD's should be used. Meaning same manufacturer,same model and size is always recommended.

The HDD cage that secures the hard drive, includes screws that holds the hard drive to prevent any vibration during operations.

The difference in ports between the My Book Live and Live Duo models. Ethernet ports are present for both of the models which are Gigabit ports, which can run at speeds of up to 1000Mbps. On the bottom is the standard power adapter port which powers the device up, but notice the extra USB port on the Live Duo model. This is an additional feature that enables you to plug in another external HDD and it will automatically be shared on the network as well.

The Western Digital representative showing us a demo of the WD2GO App. The device when connected to your home/office network will share it's content as a networked drive but not only that, with that app, you can always access any of the files stored inside the Live Book series. Furthermore if you have any media files like Movies/Music/Pictures, the WD2GO app streams it to your smartphone/tablet/laptop (Provided your internet at home and your mobile provider has the speed to support the stream)

And an extra bonus, if you buy any series of Western Digital's My Book Live now, you are entitiled to get these two gifts* as a bonus! A Notepad and an external power charger (1000mah) for your smartphone

*The author has made considerable efforts to present accurate and reliable information on this web site. However, the author does not take any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information herein. Should any untoward events occur when the gifts are out of stock, the author should not and would not be held accountable for any 'Sen-Q uncle' incidents that may occur after said event. in-short, till stock last.

Interested in the above products? The following product can be found at the listed shops below and the demo is still ongoing at the shown date: 

Plaza Low Yat, No 7, Jln 1/77, Off Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
All IT Hypermarket, Lot 3-IT-19, 3rd Floor (25,26 August and 1,2 September)

Viewnet Hyperstore: The Hub , Lot 3.12, 3rd Floor. EXT : 113/114/120  (18,19,25,26 August and 1,2 September)

Sri Computers (25th & 26th August and 1st & 2nd September)
Lot 2-081,082,085,087,088,088A

Thunder Match (25th & 26th August and 1st & 2nd September)
Lot 4.30, 4.31 & 4.32, 4th Floor

Digital Mall
All IT Hypermarket(18th & 19th August)
Lot 3-01, 3rd Floor, Digital Mall, No.2, Jln 14/20, Sec 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya. 

Ikano Power Centre
Harvey Norman (25th & 26th August and 1st & 2nd September)
Unit F3, 1st Floor Ikano Power Centre,
No. 2 Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Mid Valley  
Thunder Match (Acer Shop) Lot S-089, second floor, centre count, mid valley, Kuala Lumpur, 59200, Malaysia

WD Concept Store (1st Avenue)  (25th & 26th August and 1st & 2nd September)
Unit No.2-18, 2th Floor, 1st Avenue, 182, Jalan Magazine, 10300 Penang

Gadget Zone (One Stop Centre)  (25th & 26th August and 1st & 2nd September)
488-G-17 & 18 One Stop Centre, Midland Park, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang