A bit ago I posted about getting a Western Digital My Book World WDG2NC10000 1TB box. I had it drop off the network a couple times and stopped trying to move data over to it en mass until I could resolve the problems. After digging through one of those crappy knowledge bases (when will people learn what a wiki is?) I found this: “If there is heavy I/O load put on the network and WD My Book World Edition hard drive, it is recommended that a static IP address be used rather than DHCP.” with no explanation.
I switched to a static IP and I’v moved 50gb or so now without it dropping off the network onces, whereas before it’d drop somewhere around 10gb or so. Working much better now.
How loud is the MyBook when not in use? Quiet enough to exist in a bedroom or better suited for a closet?
it’s pretty quiet. i definitely can’t hear it in my bedroom, but i have machines in my bedroom too. So it’s quieter than a box. I think it’d be okay in a main room for sure, probably fine in a gear-less bedroom as well. Westervelt has one at home too now, maybe he’s listened to it in an unspoiled environment.
Mine is perched on a huge UPS in a room with a caseless box and a noisy switch. I don’t think it’s added to the noise floor much, but it’s hard to tell. I don’t think I’d put it in a bedroom. The blue lights are a little bright for me.