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All your files are automatically saved twice with Mirror Mode (RAID 1); once on each drive
Centralize and organize your family's media in one safe place at home
Access and save your photos and videos anywhere with computers, tablets and smartphones
Automatically back up files from all your PC and Mac computers
Upload photos and videos directly to your personal cloud from your mobile devices
Stream to your DLNA/UPnP-certified connected TVs, media players and gaming consoles
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My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage. Save everything in one place with twice the protection and access it from anywhere; Two-bay enclosure, 6 TB; Free mobile and desktop apps; Gigabit Ethernet; PC/Mac compatible; Mirror Mode (RAID 1 - default mode), RAID 0, JBOD, spanning; DLNA 1.5 & UPnP certified; 1.2 GHz processor; 512 MB memory; Dual USB 3.0 expansion ports; iTunes support; Auto network discovery.
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I have to admit I had some serious reservations purchasing this NAS based upon the sheer number of bad reviews. I read through them and there seemed to be a common thread to several of the problems. 1. Changes IP address 2. Loses connection / goes to sleep 3. To Slow Knowing, I hoped :-), what I was getting into. I purchased the NAS. First let me say the NAS is dead quiet and this is good because it sits 2 feet away from me!
When I read the IP address was changing I figured it was a DHCP issue. It would make sense to assign a static IP to the NAS, however Western Digital chose not to do that so... During the initial setup the first screen tells you what the assigned IP is - WRITE IT DOWN - after you get through the setup and before you try and access the NAS you are going to need a few pieces of info. 1. The IP address for the NAS (for me it was (192.168.1.60) 2. Subnet info 255.255.255.0 3. Gateway info 192.168.1.1 4. DNS info...
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Western Digital has put together a very nice network attached storage (NAS) device with the My Cloud. It was very easy to set up for both local and remote access.
A few things to know up front:
1. This device cannot be plugged into a computer for use. 2. It needs a hard wired ethernet connection - it cannot connect to your network wirelessly.
The My Cloud probably has one of the best web-based configuration interfaces I've seen. In fact it's possible on most home routers to find the device just by pointing a browser at wdmycloud.local - you don't even need to dig around in your router settings to find its IP address. Once in it's very easy to configure folders and users.
Also of note is that the Macs, Windows PCs, and even smart TVs in the house could immediately find and access the drive through their native interfaces. If you don't plan on...
I purchased this drive as soon as I read about it online. After WD fumbled with the ordering I received the WD My Cloud 2TB and set it up. First off, it is not as easy as the literature conveys but there are a few things you can do that will help and a few considerations you may want to take into account before you purchase.
1) Install the the companion app WD SmartWare that come with the drive. This will allow you to map the "shares" (folders) to your computer and interact with your files like you are used to. 2) Yes, the standard program that installs requires you to "drag and drop" your files into the cloud storage however, remember that this is an extra layer of security. Again, mapping the most used folders (or "shares") will make things much easier. 3) Make sure you install this to your internet through a gigabit router (or switch). This will improve your speed and prevent bottlenecks. If you have a recent model of a wifi router it is likely that it...
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