WD My Cloud 3TB Review
Bluetooth 9 Mar 2014
WD My Cloud
Almost everyone holds a smartphone or a tablet these days. Multimedia contents take up most of the memory space on phones/tablets. A 16GB or even a 32GB on board storage is not enough. Usually, consumers will have to purchase and store the pictures by either transferring them to PC/MAC or store them on external microSD cards (android).
Another solution is to transfer all these images and videos to the Cloud storage e.g. Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive etc. Seriously, we couldn’t know where is your actual data being stored since the providers will never reveal. While these are free storage, you will incur more costs when you require more space. Secondly, one wouldn’t want to risk leaking your personal pictures if the servce provider gets hacked. One might also not feel comfortable transferring your word or excel files unless they are at least password protected or encrypted.
If these are your concerns, why not get your own Cloud. With My Cloud, you can easily transfer the images either by My Cloud App or you can just plug your camera through the USB 3.0 port behind the My Cloud. By doing that, you can clear up space on your smartphones and tablets. Firstly, it comes with terabytes of data space. Secondly, it is hosued within your office so that you can have total control over it. Thirdly, it can be accessed everywhere and not restricted within your own intranet at home or office. Imagine you can it so that your co-worker in London can actually share your (perhaps read only) to retrieve or submit editorial work all over the internet. The good thing is that, you don’t need to setup a FTP or a VPN to achieve all this. This can all be achieved by setting up the My Cloud Mobile and Desktop App.
If you have used the WD N900 Central, you should be familiar with WD SmartWare Pro. This software allows you to auto backup all your PC or MAC seleted directories or files to the central storage. You can also use it to connect to DropBox Easily transfer files between your personal cloud, Dropbox and other public cloud accounts using WD’s free My Cloud mobile app.
Your data is always safe and completely under your control. Protect your personal cloud from unauthorized access with password protection available for every user. Add an extra layer of protection for your files
You can automatically make a second copy, or safepoint, of your My Cloud on your home network. With double-safe protection for all your media, you get ultimate peace of mind.
The My Cloud is powered by a Dual Core Processor. It has a GbE connection to your network. The USB 3.0 expansion port allows you to extend the built in storage to more terabytes to be added on to the My Cloud. It is both PC and MAC compatible. It can be also be used as a video central storage device to stream videos to WDTV Live. it is also DLNA 1.5 & UPnP Certified. You can access your media from your smartphoens or tablets which are DLNA certified. It is also iTunes supported.