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RecoveryTool is one piece of software that's pretty good at recovery if the drive are still intact.

Would you be interested in selling or lending MBWE2 Blue with or without the disks?

Do you still have your MBWE2 (blue)? I could use it if you can sell or lend ?

This answer is not accurate.
There is plenty of intelligence on control boards. The MBWE2 has a processor and encrypts the data. The key to the encryption is storred in th last record on the disk. Some skilled Linux people can transplant that key and decrypt the disk. One would still need the password, but if there password was not set - all will readable.
I do not know if the MB Live Duo has the same encryption if any. But if you try , please report back.

Every enclosure of the same MyBook World Edition product will read properly disks from any other MyBook World Edition.
Kindly lend me, at my cost, your MyBook World Edition II (blue light rings) two disks model with ethernet.
If you agree - it is best to remove your disks - it is not difficult. And I will send you a prepaid USPS label to print out.
I will copy/backup my disks and send the enclosure back to you with my gratitude.
If you wish a rental fee - name your price.

I found the solution for Windows 10.

Start -> Search -> Turn Windows Features on or off
Check SMB 1.0/CIFS File sharing Support

It seems that Windows 10 disable this one as default.
After that you will be able to do it.

Max HD size?
Is there any? I plan a last big pimp-up to my 2-bay MBWE to really big space. By use of the various projects described here, I managed installations from scratch to fresh HDs quite some time ago, I dimly remember, I could not use 100% of the size. I think it was a limit of the volume manager. I am not bound to use md, but otoh this is the “natural” setup I would not like to disturb. I am not absolutely bound to mirroring, as I do proper use of saving important data, so I am not even sure I want it to be symmetric. I could go with a 1-4 TB "system" disk and an 8 GB additional data or something. In that case I would configure the system as single-drive and add sdb manually with ext3 or whatever.
Do you have experience concerning

  • limits of md
  • max size of supported disks in general
  • Workarounds in case there are limits

any shared knowledge or ideas welc0me!

Max HD size by PomeroiPomeroi, 09 May 2019 20:40

Okay what a great site and still alive after so many years. Thanks for the instructions here, followed it step by step and it works great except in 1 scenario. I have a MBL and installed the latest version of Twonky 8.5.1. I have two Sony devices. A blue ray player which plays my audio, video, photos perfectly. The 2nd is a Sony Bravia TV and that's where the problem begins. When I go to the menu on the TV, there is an audio section, a photo section, and a video section. In the audio section, it shows the Twonky Server and I can play those audio files. In the photo section, it shows the Twonky Server and I can play those videos. In the video section, the Twonky Server does not even show up. I checked the profiles at ip:9000 (in Settings —> Security —> Devices) and noticed that the BRAVIA KDL-40NX711 (my bravia TV model) shows "Generic Media Receiver" under Media Receiver Type. So, clearly, I thought, that's the problem, lets see if Sony Bravia is in the drop down and voila, it was. Here in lies the issue, when I hit save, the Twonky Server doesn't show up still. I go back to the device setting and it was set back to "Generic Media Receiver". Then I noticed there is a checkbox checked on that device settings screen that says "Enable sharing for new media receivers automatically". I figured that maybe the software is overriding my selection because that box is checked. I unchecked it, changed the Device Media Receiver Type to Sony Bravia, and no luck.
I am out of options and coming to the experts here to help. Anyone know what I can do here? I didn't get a chance to read through all 13 pages on this thread, so apologies if this was covered previously.

I have MyBookLive since 2011. I upgraded Twonky to version 7 and used that version for years.
The download link from versions prior to 8.3 has been removed.
Could you share version 7.0.9 please (Drive, OneDrive, Mega, 4shared…) :-D


I am not sure what is happening, but copying files to the server using AFP (I use a mac) it is extremely slow after a reboot. I have 2 identical MBLD and
I used to spend around 15 minutes to copy a 20 GB to them. After the reboot it is talking about 2 hours (the second device is still normal).

I ran a top command on the slow device and here it what I can see:

 PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND           
 2974 root      20   0     0    0    0 D 41.0  0.0   4:27.90 flush-9:3          
 7279 root      20   0  5056 2688 1600 R  0.7  1.1   0:03.19 top                
 4142 root      20   0  3712 1216  896 S  0.3  0.5   0:00.08 ifplugd            
    1 root      20   0  4352 1344 1024 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.86 init               
    2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd           
    3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.02 ksoftirqd/0        
    4 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/0         
    5 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 events/0           
    6 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.02 khelper            
    9 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 async/mgr          
   89 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 sync_supers        
   91 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 bdi-default        
   93 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:01.68 kblockd/0          
   98 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ata/0              
   99 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ata_aux            
  101 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kseriod            
  121 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 rpciod/0

I have a second, identical, MBLD that does not show that flush-9:3 ( which seems to be taking a lot of my memory in the first device - code above). What can I do to solve this problem?


Hello, please help me with my Sharespace. The device is visible on my network, can ping, but I cannot access via web browser and via LAN. Only Twonky at web http can access. Reset button pressing over 20-25sec not changing the static address to DHCP and not resetting name of the device :(
Thank you so much in advance for any help :)

Thank you so much for any help :)

Complete noob so sorry in advance. I'm trying to install Twonky 8.5.1 on my MyBookLive following the guide. I've installed, but when I try to start twonky it gives a message twonkystarter… disabled. Any help much appreciated!


And I still use Twonky after all years, but I’ve change the hardware and don’t use MyBook anymore.

Glad and proud this guide still help people ;-)

literally after hours of searching i found this video. this fixed it instantly. for my trouble i will be seeking out a new backup harddrive tomorrow and it will be any brand except WD. This is not the first headache I've had with this drive or this company. SO FRUSTRATED!

Hopefully some other poor sap can benefit from my research…

I can't post a link…search YouTube for "FIX NAS Drive NOT VISIBLE on Network Windows 10" by MDTech Institute.

Please help me connect to my WD My Book World (white light). I had access to this on my previous laptop but for some reason cannot access on my new laptop. I have tried using the WD Link app and also by using the IP address. I don't know how to set a static IP, not sure if that is the problem or not. We have thousands of family photos that I backed up to the MBWE before changing computers and I would really like to get them back.

Also…has WD stopped supporting this? Hours of searching their pages have turned up few articles about the MBWE, always redirecting me to the My Cloud. Any links I find that specifically refer to MBWE on the WD site end up being broken. Adding to frustration!

Thanks for your help!

A new version of the Twonkey server is now out at / 8.5 /

After 7 years since the original page was written, the page still flawlessly describes the steps need to be taken to upgrade to the latest version of the Twonkey server !!

I know it is many years after the last post and the links not working, but is it possible to post the 2 images (A and B) again?
Thank you

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