Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB

Time to move to personal NAS drives?

The latest NAS drive from Western Digital, the My Book World Edition 1TB, uses the range's familiar chassis, but in white plastic instead of metallic grey. It sports just two ports: Gigabit Ethernet and USB for overflow drives or for adding already-full drives as network shares.

Unusually, the port can't be used to network a printer – an option provided by many other NAS drives out there.

Setup is easy. The WD Discovery tool enables you to map the network drive, although you can just as easily do it yourself. Likewise, the browser-based configuration wizard is available by browsing to the device, so you don't really need the software.

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MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

USB for adding more drives. Good networking. Decent capacity

Cons

No printer sharing. Pointless software

Verdict

A good performer with some nifty features to make the step up to NAS that little bit more appealing

Interfaces

Ethernet USB

Features

1TB storage

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