If you don’t already know, I’m a “power” WD devices user.
The amount of junk/data I accumulate in my blogging life and work could only increase daily, and the need for secure storage took precedence last year. Just as timely WD stepped in to offer some storage solutions for me and it was then that I was introduced to WD’s cloud storage solutions.
For a start consider the new WD My Cloud™ family of personal cloud solutions which offers a complete solution for users to organize, centralize and secure their data from all of their computers and mobile devices and access those files from any device, from anywhere in the world.
This device is less than 1 kg, and price starts from RM499 for 2TB, RM649 for 3TB & RM799 for 4TB.
For those who are unfamiliar, this device needs to be connected to a power outlet & the WIFI during use. It is the perfect solution for users that requires an easy & private method to store all of their data at home & then share, save & manage it from wherever they are in the world, on any device (PC, Mac, Tablets, smartphones) via mobile apps & WD cloud software.
Customers can get their personal cloud up and running in minutes with WD’s rich web-based user interface for seamless web-guided setup so it’s pretty DIY-friendly. The WD’s software also auto-detects the drive to make setup simple for novice users.
With a Gigabit Ethernet connection and Dual-Core processor, files transferring is blazing fast, allowing users to quickly centralize all of the digital content scattered across various devices onto WD My Cloud.
You can also directly upload files from mobile devices as well and that would essentially free up valuable space in your tablets and smartphones.
Additionally, the WD My Cloud mobile app integrates major public cloud services so that customers can easily transfer files between their Dropbox™, SkyDrive® and Google Drive™ public cloud accounts
For small office and home users, the above should more than suffice. But if you’re looking into the prosumers and workgroups levels, then the new 2-Bay Prosumer Cloud Storage is your ideal solution.
This is the WD My Cloud EX2, a high performances 2 bays network attached storage (NAS) system. This sells for RM1,159 for 4TB, RM1,459 for 6 TB and RM1,959 for 8 TB.
The set up is as simple but it is a much advance version of the earlier WD MY Cloud of course.
This My Cloud EX2 features WD Red® hard drives for ultimate reliability in the unique 24×7 NAS operating environment. WD Red drives are powered by NASware™ 2.0 technology, improving drive reliability and protecting customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption.
Other advance features includes advanced data serving options including an integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and a P2P download server. Additionally, users can download and run a host of third party apps, including aMule, Icecast, Joomla!®, phpBB®, phpMyAdmin, Transmission, SqueezeCenter, and more.
Both WD My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud is compatible with Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, OS X Mavericks™, Mountain Lion™, Lion®, Snow Leopard®, as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.