While cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box.net, SpiderOak, and more offer decent ways to store a few gigabytes of data for free, once a user passes that free mark, the price for storage increases significantly. Rather than pay a monthly fee, someone smart thought, why not use a user’s existing home network for storage instead?
The WD MyCloud isn’t the first home network-attached storage device, but it is certainly among the easiest to set up that I’ve encountered. The MyCloud offers a unified access method – wd2go.com – to mount the storage and make it usable like a network drive no matter where in the world you are. With Time Machine-compatible backup and media playback servers, the MyCloud promises to be as useful remote as it is when you are sitting next to it.
ThinkComputers takes a look at this promising cloud device and finds it not quite to be as clear skies as we’d like. Here’s the review.
Special thanks to WD for providing us with the My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage for review.
The WD MyCloud comes in a mostly blue box, and is well-packed in the box. WD sent us the 2 TB model. The box highlights the simplicity of setup and the existence of a USB port for additional storage.
Included in the box is some documentation, the MyCloud unit itself, an Ethernet cable, and a power cable. The idea is simply to plug it in, sign into it, and start storing.
For a full unboxing and overview of the WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage be sure to check out the video below.