Despite reading all power related forum posts and extensive google search I could not find an answer to this question. In the manual I find the following sentence:
[…] Important: The device powers on automatically upon initial connection to power, which may take up to three minutes. […]
Because of the term "inital connection to power" it is not clear if the MyBook World Edition will always automatically power on when power is restored after a power loss/outage. I don't have a MyBook World Edition yet I cannot just try it out.
Can somebody advise if this feature is implemented or if there is an easy workaround/hack that does not require a UPS? This would be very important for the application in which I would need a simple NAS that does not require to push the power button but rather would power up automatically after a power loss/outage.