I originally had the WD Live Hub with 1 TB internal hard drive, but traded it in for a WD Live Plus (which saved me $100).
WD is well known for their external hard drives. With WD external hard drives, you simply plug your external hard drive into your computer via USB and transfer any files from one device to the other. Before I purchased the WD Live Hub, I figured that it would work in much the same way as an external hard drive, considering that the WD Live Hub has a built-in 1 TB hard drive. But the only way to transfer files to my WD Live Hub, as far as I could tell, was through a ridiculously cumbersome process:
Step 1 - Use an ethernet cable to connect your WD Live Hub to the home network (wifi is not built in, which in itself is ridiculous)
Step 2 - Connect your home computer to the internet.
Step 3 - Download some software onto you computer so that your computer can “talk to” or “see” your WD Live Hub through the home network.
Step 4 - Once you can see the WD Live Hub through your computer via the home network, you can copy files over to the WD Live Hub internal hard drive. This means that you are transferring files through the network, not through a direct, physical connection (such as a USB). The transfer rate is ridiculously slow!
Step 5 - Return your WD Live Hub to the store, because the process is too **bleep** ridiculous!
Step 6 - Go with one of the many, many other home media centers out there which cost $100 (as opposed to the $200 for the WD Live Hub). You can even get the WD Live Plus for $100, which is what I did. With the $100 that you saved, you could buy a 2 TB external hard drive, which is easier to work with that the internal 1 TB hard drive found within the WD Live Hub.
Has anyone else found this to be the case? I mean, isn’t it possible to simply connect the WD Live Hub to your computer (as you’d do with a WD external hard drive) and then transfer the files directly over?