Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBCTL0040HWT
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My Cloud is WOW
Lt Colonel, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I love my My Cloud. I use it as a network archive of all of photos. I store and work with my photos on a USB3 direct connected Western Digital HDD 3 TB and then clone all work to the networked My Cloud. This way I have 2 copies. Simple to setup (I use a Windows) and so far rock solid.
Pros: Easy Setup, Fast, Large Capacity, Reliable Performance
Fast, cheap expandable shared storage with good tech support. What else do you want?
Jeffrey Cross, Amazon
31 July 2015
Summary: My 1TB My Cloud is set up on a GigE network (gigabit interface) and I couldn't be more pleased. I did adjust my network settings such that the IP address is static (you have to mess with your router to do this correctly) and I disabled power-saving mode.
Summary: It barely works in my home much less on the cloud. I wanted to use it as a server to serve files to my different computers. Not only is it slow but it will often loose the connection over the network.
Excerpt: I purchased this solely to back up my Mac wireless via time machine. I knew data transfer would be slower over wifi than a cable, but didn't know how slow. It took over a week for time machine to back up roughy 1tb... For me a usb ext hard drive would have been a better choice.
Summary: I have spent a considerable time researching a network storage solution for my clients that would allow them to create FTP-based backups from multiple locations. Straight out-of-the-box solutions are good for private parties and businesses who do not require high level of security for their data.
Excerpt: I have multiple 'Books' and 'Passports' and have always had good thoughts about WD products. The MyCloud hardware is good as expected but the software is close to useless, especially for photographers.
Pros: Large Capacity
Cons: Difficult To Install, No Instructions Included, Software Is Sorry, Two Days To Install
Summary: - Yes I open all my ports, yes I follow the instruction (wd website + forums) , yes all is updated; app and firmware. - Looks like a software limitation at 100%. - Right now, I had to do a VPN between 2 places to get normal speed (2.1 mb/s yeah), and use this drive as a normal network drive.
Pros: - WD - Price - Plug and play on home network only.
Cons: - Not plug and play for Remote cloud, need tweaks. More tweak needed if you don't have a static IP. You'll need a dyndns or homenet account. - No complete instruction on WD website, you need look on google to find some forums. - Remote transfer thought WD network will top at 60kb/s in my case, ye...