You can then access your device and any shared folders and files.

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When you check the panel you will see you are connected:

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Personal Cloud

A personal cloud is your content secure at home and under your control. Unlike public clouds, a personal cloud allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home network. Share files, stream media, and access your content anywhere. No monthly fees. No mysterious location of your data. Keep your media and files safe at home and always with you.

If you can access the Internet from a computer, you can securely access your media and files anywhere in the world. WD 2go web access provides fee-free remote access to your My Book Live or My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage. Once you log in, WD 2go mounts My Book Live or My Book Live Duo to your computer like a local drive and your remote folders are available on your Mac or PC. Seamlessly open, save as, and attach files to emails from this virtual drive.

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After you have created the account and verified it, you create a password.

Then you can just access the Duo via the web.

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Final Thoughts

This is a really nice little box that does pretty much everything you want. It can backup and restore your files easily, share files across your home network or via your own personal and private cloud.

It was really easy to use and very simple to make changes to.

One thing I was really not impressed with was the installation problem. I am not sure how WD could let these devices leave the factory without the proper files on there. It took a while to find the solution, then I had to download nearly 500MB’s of software, then extract it all and copies parts of it to the Duo. This wasn’t a major issue for me, but for some people it might be, and more importantly, it should never happen like this!

I found both the iPhone app and viewing over the web very easy to setup and use as well. Everything I wanted to do could be done using the free version of the app, but the cost of the Pro version was minimal so if the additional v

The Duo itself was fairly quiet, which isn’t bad considering it has 2 hard drives in it.

It was very easy to change between RAID 1 (mirrored) and spanned mode for the disks. The choice will depend on your own personal requirements.

I didn’t like that there was no on/off switch – that seems like a bit of an obvious oversight to me.

The single USB port on the back was easy to use as a way of getting additional storage.

My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage is available at select UK retailers. The MSRP is £409.90 for 4 TB and £499.90 for 6 TB however as usual you can get them a lot cheaper if you look around.

    

 

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