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vahnx2
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

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Just an update/summary from me:

 

-Mistakenly applied the update, caused slow drive and funky lights and corrupt UI (page 7 of this thread)

-Called them, they sent new drive without prepaid label and they charged my credit or debit for the drive $280ish

-Updated new drive to the latest firmware before this broken one

-Copied Videos/Data to the new drive and deleted them from the old one

-Sent old drive back in package I got with the new one and paid ~$15 to send it

-Currently awaiting to be refunded $280

 

So basically, I'm short over $300 atm and awaiting a $280 refund. But I'm happy with my new drive on 2.10-124 or whatever.

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h0041970
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-05-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

If I have NO SSH enabled, and can not get into UI, is any way I can update the firmware ?
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UnixJock
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-03-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

For those with Dashboard speed issues, ssh in and check to see that you aren't getting errors on the nic interface.

 

For example, you don't want to see any RX, TX packet errors on eth0:

 

MyBookLive:/etc# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 
          inet addr:192.168.1.103  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::290:a9ff:feb3:72f9/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:12460094 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6491176 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:2768467156 (2.5 GiB)  TX bytes:564439955 (538.2 MiB)
          Interrupt:36

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Gnaveben
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Registered: ‎04-06-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

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In reference to the fix to speed up UI:

 

If you´re like me and feel oooohhh so special that you have instantly renamed your drive :-) - then remember to change "MyBookLive" in the hosts file with your own name for the device.

 

BTW just received my 3TB version. Immediate impressions:

 

 - Updated from 128 -> 129. Stuck at reboot but otherwise OK.

 - Can´t uninstall 1.5.0 WD NotSoSmartWare. I HATE having stuff in Windows I can´t clean up. BAD DOG, WD!

 - I have invested in an SSD and loving it but I actually find the MyBooks ticking and spinning annoying. Much more than in the reviews. Thinking of hiding it in a box. :-)

 

Random questions - If you by chance know the answer:

 

-> I want to put my dropbox local cache on the MyBook - bad idea?

-> I have a Samsung TV D7000. What special voodoo do I need to make things as good as possible?

-> Best way to test the transfer rate?

 

This is an awesome forum and with dedicated users. I appreciate every bit of information. WD should kiss you all - well almost all of you - on the forehead and say: "Thank you beautiful and valuable customer. You are the reason I exist. I promise to include a new version of Twonky soon and fix all the other stuff. Really. I proooooomise! Please send more money, though."

 

 

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rodolgo
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-08-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

jakobjb

You're a genius ! completely solves the slow issue on my end!

congrats,

Rodolphe

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wangph
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-08-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

can someone put a summary of how to resolve the dashboard slowness problem?Most of us are too late realize the problem AFTER upgrade the firmware..

 

Hi rodolgo, where is jakobjb's post?

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Technaz
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

I bought My book live two days back and wanted to upgrade to the latest...I successfully upgraded but not without issues.

First thing I found out was that the firmware was very old. If I upgrade directly to latest it would fail because of some issues with Network update.

I followed the below method:

1) Upgrade first to 124 version one and not 129 one

2) Then upgrade to 129 version

3) It will stop at 10 % and hang ( wait for 1 hour)

4) Close the browser

5) Open the browser and click on link to upgrade next to the red exclamatory mark. (Ignore the previous upgrade firmware display box)

6) This time it will upgrade and install the new firmware.

 

Device is faster and better after this upgrade.

 

 

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Myron
Posts: 1,486
Registered: ‎05-01-2011
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

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The one question everyone will ask is for the URLs to use in the browser to obtain the firmware files so a progressive upgrade can be performed.

 

Now I got a few firmware upgrade files but, alas, I assume (I'm sure someone from W.D. will be able to confirm?) I'm not allowed to provide links to my own copies, say, to a DropBox account because for one it's not an official distribution and how can anyone know that such firmware files have not been infected or doctored.

 

Best place to get them is directly from W.D, so, where is the archive of firmware update files on W.D.'s site?  :smileyhappy:

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vertical
Posts: 84
Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

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wangph wrote:

can someone put a summary of how to resolve the dashboard slowness problem?Most of us are too late realize the problem AFTER upgrade the firmware..

 

Hi rodolgo, where is jakobjb's post?


 

Read this post

 

http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/New-Release-Firmware-Version-2-10-12-129-for-My-Book-Live-3...

 

And this (original Jakob's post)

 

http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/New-Release-Firmware-Version-2-10-12-129-for-My-Book-Live-3...

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Technaz
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.10.12-129 for My Book Live (3/14/12)

Unfortunately I did not bookmark the download site.

 

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