MY BOOK DUO media streaming question

Hi all,

This is my first time posting here and I need some advice. My previous hard drive recently failed on me and I was told it was because I streamed movies and shows on it. I was told that this severely wore out my drive heads and that is why it died. I currenlty own a My Book Duo and store all my media (movies, shows, music) on it. Is it relatively safe to stream my movies, shows, and music directly off my external hard drive? Or is it better to transfer the files to my macbook when I want to play them? The latter is obviously more annoying than anything else but if that is the best option then I will do it… Please weigh in. Thanks!

Hi bumzhabum, sorry to hear your drive failed. Streaming movies and shows from your Live Duo will not have any negative effect compared to just copying the files, at the end of the day you’re still transferring data.