WD My Book Live Network Attached Hard Disk Reviewby Ganesh T S on October 11, 2011 6:30 AM EST
The My Book Live unit was put through the standard single user NASPT testing that has been used in all our NAS reviews. Testbed setup and benchmarking methodology can be found here. NFS shares can be set up from the SSH shell. However, we restricted ourselves to shares (SMB) that could be configured over the web interface.
Even though WD claims up to 100 MBps read speeds in their marketing literature, we weren't able to hit it in our testing. Of course, this doesn't mean that WD's claims are erroneous (as our friends at SmallNetBuilder found out). All in all, the speeds are quite good for an entry level NAS unit, and more than respectable for a network attached hard disk.