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WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
6 March 2015
Excerpt: This is a great budget NAS that works easily with both PCs and Macs and you can set it up pretty quickly with very little experience with networking. This is a 2 TB model, though Western Digital offers 3 TB and 4 TB versions if you are able to spend more on them, but 2 TB should be sufficient for a...
Western Digital My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
24 April 2014
Conclusion: With the My Cloud, WD has made it easy for consumers to store all their files in one place and access them from anywhere in the world. This good looking, single-bay NAS is ready to go out of the box and can be set up in a matter of minutes using its easy to use, web-based user interface.
Pros: Easy to setup and manage, Accessible from anywhere using desktop and mobile apps, Good looking and well constructed design, Supports USB and network backups, iTunes music and DLNA media servers, USB 3.0 expansion port, Gigabit Ethernet, Quiet operation, Reasonably priced, 2 year warranty
Cons: Mediocre read and write speeds, Hard drive is not removable, Does not support offsite backups
Summary: Final Thoughts
WD is clearly attempting to compete with online services with this and its other cloud storage offerings. The main selling proposition is that you can spend $150-$250 and have really fast local storage at home and easily-accessed storage from anywhere else there is Internet.
Pros: – Super simple pluginandgo setup, – USB 3.0 for expansion, – Mobile app autosync is pretty slick, – WD2GO system makes users not have to think about how to get to their data
Cons: – Seemingly no way to opt out of WD2GO, – Horrible issues getting WD2GO to work on OS X, – Unable to connect remotely on OS X, – Two year warranty when the drive instead normally has a three year warranty
Conclusion: At its core, My Cloud works a lot like a My Book - connect it to your local network and you can map shares to your client PCs with ease. Mapped shares are, in our experience, the best way to organise and manage centralised data, but no modern-day server would be complete without a catalogue of...
Conclusion: Western Digital's My Cloud has a gorgeous design and is a practically foolproof NAS for the home, with breathtaking performance. It's only weaknesses are a rather limited cloud interface and a lack of support for printers on its USB port.
Pros: Incredible Read/Write speeds. Runs quiet and cool. Stylish design. Easy remote access to data on the drive.
Cons: Limited functionality in remote access interface. No printer support on USB port.
Excerpt: The Good - Inexpensive - Simple to set up - Great performance - Third-party cloud integration The Bad - Lacks advanced NAS features Western Digital is attempting to reinvent the network-attached storage (NAS) concept with its new My Cloud device.
Pros: - Inexpensive - Simple to set up - Great performance - Third-party cloud integration