How Can You Make A Decision Based On Reviews Like These?  Customer Reviews  WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Share Files and PhotosI am the defacto IT guy for my cousins who run a law practice here in town. The days of file folders full of papers are fading away. Nearly everything is computer generated and computer stored.

A NAS (Network Attached Storage) unit might be a good idea for their office. It would allow everyone access to the files they need, even from outside the office. And, it would add one more layer of backup. They are justifiably paranoid about backup.

I went on to do some research this morning. The comments on the right are for a Western Digital unit.

WD is a big, respected company. I drive by their headquarters (which could be used as the set for a futuristic sci-fi movie) here in Irvine all the time. There’s a Western Digital drive in my new computer.

Here are four of the latest comments:

  • A solid unit and includes good software
  • Waste of time
  • Awesome product
  • Lower reliability than the computer you’re backing up!

Can you make a decision based on reviews like this? You can’t.

Suggestions are still to come. I’m no closer than when I started.