• Smooth streaming performance
  • Robust feature set
  • Apps for all major mobile devices


  • No USB port
  • No easy provision to backup the drive

At A Glance

With great streaming, easy setup, and a solid feature set, the WD My Book Live is a top product in the one-bay streamer space.

Manufacturer’s Description

Shared storage for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Connect this powerful drive to your wireless router for shared storage on your home network that you can access within and outside the home. Share files with Mac computers and PCs, stream media to your television through your DLNA-enabled devices, and access files remotely with the WD 2go app and website.

Manufacturer’s Website

Western Digital My Book Live


Ethernet Performance - PCWorld
Write 10GB Folder 26.9   MB per second
Read 10GB Folder 16.4   MB per second
Write 10GB File 32.4   MB per second
Read 10GB File 77.1   MB per second