Network access storage drives or NAS drives are nothing new but not a lot of people are taking advantage of the technology. Western Digital however makes it easy for people to set up a NAS drive with their MyBook Live. Picture this, what if you can access your files not only on your home network but also when you’re at the office, at the beach, or anywhere as long as you have an internet connection? That’s the power of NAS drives and with the MyBook Live, you can do so easily.
The MyBook Live is a large storage device (minimum of 1TB) that looks similar to the MyBook Essential but instead of a USB port, it has an ethernet port which you connect to your home router. Any device that can connect to your router can access, download and upload files into the MyBook Live. Once you plug it in, you can access its admin page (just like typical routers) so you can set permissions, specify which folders to share, or create and manage user accounts for added security.
You can also enable the MyBook Live to be accessible over the internet as long as your router is on and connected. This is very handy for those who are always on the go and need a huge storage space that they can access over the net. Upload an unfinished work at the office and continue doing it at home. This MyBook Live is also compatible with Mac and its Time Machine by the way.
WD also introduced iOS and Android apps that will allow you to access the MyBook Live (and other WD networked devices) from your Apple or Android devices. You can virtually expand the storage space of your device. You can access your whole photo album from MyBook Live as long as you’re connected to the internet or stream your music from it. There’s also a paid app which allows you to edit documents from your mobile device (free app is only read only).
In addition to remote and mobile access to the personal cloud, WD’s My Book Live features a built-in media server that streams music, photos and movies to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live network media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and connected TV.
The MyBook Live has a huge potential if you want to take your files with you anywhere without physically bringing your disk or if you want a storage device for the whole family that can be accessed over the network. It is available in 1TB (Php6,990), 2TB (Php8,290) and 3TB (Php10,550) at selected retailers and is distributed by Iontech Technologies Inc.