Because the world doesn't have enough streaming black boxes, Western Digital is making its own version: the WD TV Play. You can watch video on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, VuDu, Sling and stream music from Spotify and Pandora. But what's really cool about the WD TV Play is that you can easily play content from any…
Western Digital is really getting in bed with Thunderbolt. It already has a 2TB 10,000RPM monster, and now it's got an 8TB external drive with Thunderbolt.
The cloud's great, but sometimes you still need fast, humongous local storage. How fast and humongous? How about, say, 2TB at 10,000RPM with TWO Thunderbolt ports.
What if a router could make sure streaming movies and online games always get the bulk of your bandwidth, even if everyone else in your house is downloading a zillion porn movies? That's exactly what hard drive kingpin Western Digital claims to have done with its first router, the My Net N900 HD.
One of the world's largest hard drive makers has emerged as another victim of the floods that've hit Thailand, with WD reporting that one of its Thai plants has been "inundated" by water and some equipment is currently underwater.
Western Digital has a new iOS and Android app that works with the My Book Live (an external hard drive). When you plug the My Book Live into your router at home, you can access all the files through the app, from anywhere in the world.
Western Digital's My Book Studio Edition II was already at the top of the leader board, with four interfaces (FireWire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0) and 4TB of storage. But now that the external hard drive comes in 6TB—for a relatively reasonably $550—and adds Apple Time Machine compatibility—it's a pro-level Mac user's…
WD's new 500GB Limited Edition My Passport Essential hard drives boast automatic backup, password protection, and will serve as your passport for a far-off land where graphic design is the only law. $120 at Best Buy and [WD]
When we last surveyed the HD media player landscape, the WD TV Live ended tied for the top spot, qualified only by a few small issues. The TV Live Plus polishes those rough spots and adds Netflix for good measure.
When Amazon switched over to "frustration free" packaging last year—using minimal materials to ease the strain on the environment—they unwittingly became the prime suspect in a string of hard disk drive deaths. Behold the trail of sorrow:
Western Digital support forums are filled with comments on the latest WDTV Live firmware update, few of them good. Many users are reporting that firmwares from 1.0.11 up are giving them trouble, at least, and in many cases outright bricking their hardware. If you've got one, hold off on updating for a while. Check out…
Battlemodos give you a clear sense of what's good and bad in a gadget category, but there's no way to include everything. Consider the $99 Asus O!Play the new champ of HD video players—better late than never.
When Apple TV 3.0 came out, we were unimpressed. Readers asked what else they could use to play their many videos. Here are five nice ones for your needs—nearly all cost less, and do more, than ATV. UPDATED
The season of the 1TB bus-powered USB drive is upon us. WD was first; now Seagate is shipping the FreeAgent Go, a chunky SOB—three platters worth of storage powered and connected by one skinny cable.
I seriously need the new WD Scorpio one terabyte drive. I want to be able to tote around all my desktop data, without any external drives hanging around, and $250 seems like a little price to pay for that.
The Gadget: My Book World Edition II, a 4TB NAS in RAID configuration—in other words, a small networked hard drive with a ton of secure storage.