Western Digital has introduced its new personal cloud storage geared toward all the consumers using online cloud services. The My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions lets people store and access all their digital content from computers and mobile devices, anywhere.
Though convenient and robust, online cloud storage such as Box or Dropbox (to name just two) can’t give the same kind of security guarantee as a home network attached storage (NAS). You can’t really know which server where in the world is holding your information.
But with the Western Digital My Cloud, you can have all the same benefits while also knowing exactly where your personal information is stored. Just plug the My Cloud into your home network, and access everything via internet or mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Western Digital makes the setup and use easy. Software auto-detects the drive, and the web interface is both seamless and simple to use. Directly upload and manage all of your files, videos, music, photos, and documents. It even plays nice with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Skydrive, for those who continue to use those services as well.
“We believe that there’s no place like home for the cloud,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups.
“WD’s personal cloud is the easiest, most secure and most affordable way for customers to control that chaos, with access to all of their files anywhere, anytime.”
The app is free and there is no monthly fee for using the Western Digital My Cloud.
My Cloud is available in 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB capacities, which can accommodate most home libraries of data. Each drive features a USB 3.0 port that lets users expand storage by connecting a compatible hard drive.
For full information and pricing, visit wdc.com.