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sorry to hear that. I think my my book also said it was up to date in the gui and I know I've taken the disk out and loaded firmware from scratch in the past. make sure you save all your documents everywhere prior to starting. I think I used Ubuntu to load the f/w to the hdd. do you have version I or II of the my book world white light?

Re: Mybook word network drop out by dz2kdz2k, 02 Dec 2016 13:41


I thought I kept the right images, but unfortunately this is not the right one.

The file is not available on rapidshare.

Please, is it possible to give me an address with these good images ?

Thank you very much in advance.


Still crashing :)
I think I should remove HDD from NAS and load new firmware from scratch. :(

Hi All,

in my unit " My Book Live " the ligth is green fixed but the software doesn't recognize the unit on my network, don't know what to do, also I tried the reset 4 seconds and then unplug power , but nothing changed.
I also used software mbl_windows_setup.exe, and it doesn't find the unit ….

Please, could someone give help ?


can you paste it somewhere because links arent working and i have bricked wd


Wd didnt put it online. I think they put newer firmware online at though. I havent checked in a while.

Re: Mybook word network drop out by dz2kdz2k, 30 Nov 2016 14:38

Thanks I will try. But where I can get 01.02.18. My disk says: it is up to date.

U have an older version than i. I have 01.02.18. Try below or just go to link and find me jdz2k:

jdz2kMar '11ok thanks. ive implemented this and disabled mionet as it definetely causes my book to freeze up also.030811 update: the 64GB upload was a success!! i think we may be on to something here. here is a snapshot of what i did.1) followed LarsMaschke post to remove "nice -n -20" so that it just says " /usr/sbin/smbd -D"  in /etc/init.d/S90smbd. link: followed Vlado post to disable everything mionet (I didnt do mv /etc/init.d/S97twonkyserver /root which deals w/ twonky) and i also edited /usr/mionet/ to make Mionet obey startup reboot through putty and/or web interface.  i had undone everything else i'd tried on the forums here so truly mionet is the only thing disabled.

Re: Mybook word network drop out by dz2kdz2k, 29 Nov 2016 19:40

Device Name MyBookWorld
Version 01.02.14 with MioNet
built on Thu Feb 9 14:11:48 CST 2012

What version of the mbw ii s/w are ya'll running? I and many people had an issue with an older version. I wouldnt upgrade it untill its confirmed though.

Re: Mybook word network drop out by dz2kdz2k, 28 Nov 2016 21:43

Hi, I am having the same problem. Any solution?

Well I got something working using the SAS backplane from a Dell 2950 rack server and 8 x 36Gb SAS drives but it's simply not worth it. Some multi Gig file copies were woefully slow so I'm back to building a new NAS/Server a-la Brian Moses who has an excellent informative blog. I'll stick with using MBWE for other things where network throughput is not essential and perhaps providing the NAS functionality as a VM in an ESXi server - I like OwnCloud :-)

[Edit] I should have added that I used the PERC/6 RAID card from the 2950 to present the SAS drives as one large volume and then used a SAS/SATA bridge to interface with the MBWE!


My MBWE has sat in my workshop unused for quite some time but now revitalised and with many of the hacks already done, thanks to this site. Now I already have circa 11TB on another NAS and want to use the MBWE for local backup as well as a few other things including SNMP, Syslog and DNS. I'm OK with hardware and software hacking having done a number of NSLU devices and other devices before. Anyhow, my question is this……

Given the MBWE I has one SATA port (AIUI from pics), what are the thoughts of adding a SATA hub, power supply and additional drives to the MBWE in an external enclosure. My thoughts are it should be possible, taking care with ensuring that power is common etc. I'd be inclined the remove the guts and bang it all into a rack enclosure. I've not disassembled the MBWE yet until I'm sure and have all the data off it.

I did search this forum but could not find anything similar here or with my other searches elsewhere.

I'm aware of the limitations of the MBWE and I could do this better with another (more modern NAS) or by building a computer but I love the challenge!

Please be kind to a newbie on this forum.



Hello there,

I modified my WD MyBook Live adding a UART port. I use a CP2102 chip to convert the signal to USB.

However I noticed that, if I leave +3.3V connected, the MBL doesn't start when connected. Only when I leave only TX, RX and GND connected does it start and accept commands.

Is that expected?

The shared folders from my MyBookWorld (white light) stopped being accessible from my windows 10 account. If I try and access it from network devices it gives me an error:

"\\MyBookWorld is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
A specified logon does not exist. It may have already been terminated."

The strange thing is that I can access the folder shares from other windows user accounts - it is just my account that results in this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Martyn

Hello !

I think the download of script on my website was wrong, did you get the file via ssh ? Or did you download via another way ? :) (the error seem's like you have a html file download via another way)

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