Hacking Western Digital MyBook World Edition

This page provides information on how to hack your MyBook World Edition, so as you can improve performance and add new features. MyBook is powered by ARM9 microprocessor, it has 32MB of SDRAM and boots from internal hard drive. The system partition has 2.8GB (only 260 MB is occupied). This means that you have a lot of resources for various improvements.

At least intermediate Linux experience is required for playing with MyBook. Please, if you do not meet this requirement, ask someone experienced to help you. Otherwise there is a risk that you will brick your MyBook!

I am really sorry for not replying to e-mails shortly. My backlog is now maybe 1 month. I will respond to all e-mails, but you have to give me some time. Unfortunately I cannot provide user-level support, but if you inform me about your problems, it's possible that I will publish solution to your troubles on this page.

I would like to inform you that something like BSD 'ports' collection is in progress at the moment. Stay tuned, lot of software will be available for MyBook soon!

MyBook World Edition internals
Pictures of MyBook World Edition PCB

Enabling ssh access on MyBook World Edition
MyBook World Edition Alternative Web Interface (webif)
Pre-compiled packages for WD MyBook
Enabling NFS server on MyBook World Edition
How to disable MioNET process
Connecting to keyboard and monitor or TV set

MyBook World Edition Spindown
Tip from user: Using built-in lighttpd to serve webpages
MyBook World Edition and hardware accelerated encryption

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