I have a 2Tb mybooklive that is about 6 months old. About two months ago I upgraded my Internet service and was supplied with a new DSL Modem/Router.
At this point I started to have trouble with my Mybooklive drive. After it booted up the access times gradually got worse until, after about 8 hours of running, it was unreachable and had to be rebooted.
Naturally I assumed that the new router was the problem and complained to my ISP, 3 routers later the problem was unresolved and I was convinced that the router was not the problem.
The WD help-desk tried their best, talked me through setting a static IP address convinced this was the problem. Still no solution! A timer that rebooted the drive every eight hours was a help but not satisfactory by any means.
Finaly, after regularly and fruitlessly searching the WD Desktop for something else to change I stumbled upon something called Twonky! Having no idea what it was I checked on the internet, it’s a media server apparently. I don’t need or want a media server so I switched it off and while I was at it I switched off the iTunes thingy as well.
Unbelievably the drive works perfectly now. It’s been up and running non-stop for five days without a hint of a problem!!
I have no idea what this Twonky thing is supposed to do, other than screw up my drive, and I don’t think I really care because now I can use my Mybooklive as I want to use it.
I’m not posting this looking for solutions but just in case anyone else is experiencing the same problem.