…And now we have a “Live” pair. With their latest product announcement, Western Digital My Book Live, Western Digital establishes their position in the market as a manufacturer of cheap network drives. The new member lets you access your data on the network at 100Mbs (yes, it is 1080p Blu-ray ISO streaming capable, but only one client at the time). WD My Book Live is also compatible with Apple Time Machine, but probably one of the greatest features is the inclusion of a DLNA server. No transcoding but every DLNA friendly devices around your house will be able to access photos, videos and music from it, and that include XBOX 360, Sony PS3, LG connected TVs, popular media streaming boxes like WD TV Live Plus or Viewsonic VMP75.
WD My Book Live can also work as an iTunes server working with both MAC and PC and can stream photos via WD Photos, a free iOS app.
The prices? 1TB (WDBACG0010HCH) will cost you $169, the 2TB one (WDBACG0020HCH) is $229. As for us, we’ll always go for the big one ;). The 1TB version is available at Amazon with a funny warning: “CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs”.
Read more at WD’s website.