There's a firmware update available for the WD TV. It's version 1.01, and you can download it and install it right now from the WD website. A lot of issues were resolved. The complete list is available in the release notes. Here's a summary of the salient points: Now you can update the firmware when … Continue reading Firmware update available for WD TV
I was thinking about the difference between hardware and software products designed for the consumer and those designed for the enterprise. In particular, I thought about how vocal consumers can be nowadays vs. companies, and how that affects the process of making and selling products to them vs. the business market. I think it makes … Continue reading Is it easier to design for the enterprise or for the consumer?
I have been working daily with a WD My Book Studio Edition II drive for the past eight months (since April '08). I mentioned it back in July in my popular "What's on my desk" post. It is a quad interface (USB 2.0, FW400, FW800, eSATA) 2TB drive that can run in RAID 0 (2TB … Continue reading Hardware review: WD My Book Studio Edition II
While the WD My Passport line of portable drives is a couple of years old, their My Passport Studio models are new, and their specs and capacities were greatly improved recently. The My Passport Studio line is meant for Mac users and comes formatted in HFS+, although the drives can be used just as well … Continue reading Hardware review: WD My Passport Studio
WD has put a new device on the market, and it's called the WD TV HD Media Player. It's a small box that can connect to a TV via HDMI or Composite output cables, and can take most USB external hard drives as input (it should even read USB flash drives as long as they're … Continue reading WD TV is better than Apple TV
I made a concerted effort to write consistently and with substance in 2007. Product reviews are one of the foundational pieces of my site. I enjoy doing them, and people seem to enjoy reading them. I thought I'd highlight the most important ones from 2007 below. Camera reviews (in chronological order) The thing to keep … Continue reading What I did in 2007
Less than a month ago, I reviewed the WD My Book World Edition II, a NAS device from Western Digital, and I promised that I'd also review the My Book Pro Edition II, which I also bought. Here are my thoughts. ❗ Updated 12/13/2007: Before I say anything else, I need to discourage you strongly … Continue reading Hardware review: WD My Book Pro Edition II