Product update for My Book Live

Before updating to the latest firmware, it is recommended that you’ve installed the latest updates and service pack on your computer.

  • For Windows®, go to the Start menu and select Windows Update
  • For Mac®, go to the Apple® menu and select Software Update
  • If your device is currently running firmware version 02.10.12-129 or earlier, you will update to firmware version 02.11.09-053 first. From there, you will be able to update to the current available 02.42.02-012.

 Firmware Version 02.43.03 – 022 (10/7/2013)
  • Resolved compatibility issue with Time Machine in OSx Mavericks 10.9.x
  • Resolved issue of inaccessible shares in Windows 8 for accounts that do not have a password set
Updating the firmware on your My Book Live Drive 

Click here for instructions on updating firmware through the device dashboard (Web UI).

WD SmartWare Windows 

It's more powerful - You can now back up your important files to your new My Book Live home network drive. WD SmartWare 2.0 will allow you to automatically back up your important files to your My Passport or My Book external hard drive or your new My Book Live home network drive.

Click here for more information.

Setting up Time Machine support 

Apple Time Machine is a built-in feature on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion computers that can back up everything on your computer: music, photos, documents, applications, e-mails, and system files. The My Book Live drive can store these backups, so that if your hard drive or operating system should crash, or you lose a file, you can easily restore it to your computer.

Click here for more information.