Your media and files on your own personal cloud.
Now streaming to your HDTV.
Shared storage for all your computers.
Automatic, wireless backup for all your computers.
Serve up your music with iTunes.
Speed without compromise.
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My Book Live and My Book Live Duo personal cloud storage products work concurrently with multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Win8, Win7, iOS and Android with mobile apps.
What is a personal cloud?
With a personal cloud you can centralize all your photos, videos and files in one secure location. Then, enjoy them wherever you go from your computers, smartphones, tablets & connected TVs.
Access your content from any PC or Mac.
Access your content from your smartphones & tablets.
Mobilize your media with WD's free mobile apps available on your Apple, Android, Windows & Blackberry smartphone or tablet. Easily upload photos & videos, access or share your content and stream media. You can even connect to your Dropbox and other cloud accounts to seamlessly transfer files to and from your personal cloud.
Mobilize your media with WD's free apps.Access all the content on your personal cloud from any device.
You are always connected to your personal cloud. Save valuable space on your mobile devices with easy photo and video uploads directly to your personal cloud, then securely access and share your memories from anywhere.
Have a public cloud account?
Turn your mobile device into the ultimate photo album. View all the photos stored on your personal cloud with your smartphone or tablet. Or, take a photo or video clip and instantly upload it from your gallery directly to your compatible WD device with ease.
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Upgrading your system could be risky, so make sure you have an extra copy of your photos, videos, music and files in case you hit a snag. With high-capacity storage from WD, you've got a great backup plan.
Back up the easy way with WD Smartware. Your data is not just data; it's your family photos, your financial documents, your music - your life. Make sure you protect your memories before your upgrade to Windows 8. WD makes it easy to back up with WD Smartware.
First, install the WD Smartware backup software included on most WD desktop and portable hard drives for your PC. You'll be up and running in minutes.
Next, select the files and folders you want backed up or back up your files by category. It's up to you. The backup gauges show how much information you have to be backed up in each category. You can even mouse over a category to see a file count.
Simply click "Start Backup" and WD SmartWare will automatically start backing up your files. As your backup is running, the category gauges will change color showing you the backup as it happens. When finished, you'll see a status screen and information about your backup. It's that easy!
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Backing up with a WD hard drive is easier than ever. With the File History feature in Windows 8, you can automatically save an extra copy of your photos, files, favorites and contacts folders to the drive of your choice. Choose WD and get effortless backup from the brand you trust.
From the Control Panel, select File History. Or you can search on "backup" in Settings from the Charms Bar in the Metro UI and select Save backup copies of your files with File History.
Connect your WD drive into the USB port and Windows 8 will detect the connection, then simply click "Turn on". If you have a My Book Live or My Net N900 Central, select "Add network location" and select your network drive from the list.
Now you're all set up to save files to your drive. File History automatically saves a copy of every file in your libraries, contacts, favorites and desktop. If there are folders not included by default that you also want to save using File History, you can create a new library or add a folder to an existing library.
If you ever want to access old versions of files or files that you've save previously, click on "Restore personal files". Then select the folders you want to restore (or you can choose to select all folder) and click "Restore". You can also save to a new location by right-clicking on your selected folders and choosing "Restore to" and select a new location for your files.
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Get the app.
Windows 8 automatically installs the WD app for certified WD products or it can be downloaded from the Windows Store. The app automatically finds your digital content from a WD network drive or connected WD direct attached drive.
Once inside the app, your media is organized by photos, videos and music on rotating tiles.
Click to play your music, watch your videos and create a slideshow with your stored photos.
Have something to share? Select your files and use the Share charm to send them via e-mail and social media apps.
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.