• Affordable network storage
  • Fast streaming


  • No USB 3.0 or eSATA ports

At A Glance

This two-bay box offers a lot of capacity for the buck and streams large files very well, but features are otherwise limited.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 4TB My Book Live Duo from Western Digital is a versatile home or small office storage device that can act as your personal cloud storage, network attached storage, as well as a multimedia server. Designed to give you the power and capacity needed for saving and streaming large amounts of data and media files, this My Book Live Duo runs on an 800MHz CPU and features dual hard drives. With these hard drives, you can store up to 4TB of data and you can also save that data in a RAID 1 configuration if you want added data protection.

Manufacturer’s Website

My Book Live Duo

The Specs

Raid type RAID 1
Drive size 4000.0 GB
Drive type NAS
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Ethernet
Internal Drive Bays 2.0


Ethernet Performance - PCWorld
Write 10GB Folder 28.1   MB per second
Read 10GB Folder 36.2   MB per second
Write 10GB File 46.0   MB per second
Read 10GB File 91.1   MB per second