Western Digital has introduced its MyBook Live home network drive, which gives users storage of and access to their content among consumer-grade network drives and provides a set-up for centralizing a home’s digital media.
The drives present a way to consolidate movies, music, and photos in one location while providing access to digital content from multimedia devices in the connected home. My Book Live home network drive’s built-in media server works with any Mac or PC connected to the home network and allows you to stream digital media to a television set through a DLNA-certified multimedia device such as WD TV Live Plus HD media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game console. Users can also play music and videos stored on their drive in iTUnes as well as view their digital photos on their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with the swipe of a finger through the included WD Photos app.
Users can also access and share all the content and files stored on the My Book Live from any Internet-connected Mac or PC using WD’s free remote access service. My Book Live home network drive is available in capacities of 1TB and 2TB for US$169.99 and $229.99, respectively. They’re compatible with Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 and Windows XP/Vista/7, as well as DLNA/UPnP enabled devices.