Mionet 4.1 Beta Starts Today

Late last year, I ran into a lot of trouble with my MyBook World Edition 1TB NAS.  Installing Mionet 4.0 Beta seemed to kill the drive.  Shortly after the drive itself was updated, it began to run hot and eventually both drives in the RAID configuration died.  Luckily, I was able to get most of my data off (though it took me almost a month to do it); and Western Digital did a very good job of making good on the then 13 month old drive.

Recently, I got notified of the upcoming beta testing of Mionet 4.1, WD’s remote drive access application.  The beta actually begins today, and as I’ve applied for the beta, my drive should be automatically updated by this time tomorrow.

Mionet comes with WD MyBook World edition drives and allows you to

  • Access your drive from anywhere on the internet
  • Share files
  • Share your desktop
  • Remotely control another computer (also running Mionet)


The beta is supposed to officially include support for

  • Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit) as well as Vista 64bit OS’. 
  • Increased reliability
  • Improved performance
Mionet 4.1 Beta

We’ll see how it goes. The auto upgrade process has already started on my Fuji tablet. I will see what happens with the work PC, and if it doesn’t upgrade itself by the time this posts, I’ll upgrade it manually.  Given all the work that Western Digital and I did with Mionet 4.0, I’m confident they worked out most if not all of my earlier concerns and issues (right John??)

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