Western Digital introduced its new My Cloud personal cloud solutions. WD’s My Cloud is a complete solution for users to organise, centralise and secure the digital content from all of their computers and mobile devices and access those files from any device, from anywhere in the world. Consumers get the anywhere, any-device access they can get from the public cloud, without having to pay monthly fees or giving up control of their personal data.
“The reception for our recently introduced My Cloud EX4 was extremely positive,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “The four-bay network attached storage (NAS) system delivers the advanced features, customization capability and capacity that many of our customers are looking for. The introduction on the single drive My Cloud system is the perfect solution for users that want an easy and private way to store all of their data at home and then share, save and manage it from anywhere in the world, on any device.”
Streamlined Setup and Backup
Customers can easily connect their computers and mobile devices with WD’s free desktop and mobile apps. With a Gigabit Ethernet connection and Dual-Core processor, transferring files is blazing fast, allowing customers to quickly centralize all of the digital content scattered across various devices onto My Cloud.
My Cloud users can store and organize their families’ photos, videos, music and important documents in one secure place on the home network. With the new My Cloud desktop app, navigating, controlling and sharing these files from anywhere in the world is simple and intuitive. My Cloud is available in 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB capacities, providing bountiful storage capacity with no monthly payment required. Customers can also attach a compatible USB 3.0 hard drive directly to the USB expansion port on the My Cloud drive and instantly expand their storage capacity.Additionally, My Cloud serves as a home’s digital entertainment hub, storing terabytes of movies and music that can then be streamed to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live media player, as well as smart TVs and gaming consoles.
Accessing the Personal Cloud
Available for iOS and Android devices, the new WD My Cloud mobile app allows users to view photos, stream video and access their files from anywhere on their smartphones or tablets. The mobile app also makes file sharing and collaborating simple and secure, allowing customers to easily email files, share files as a link, and print and open files with third party apps.
Price and Availability
My Cloud personal cloud storage is currently available at select retailers and is distributed by Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd and IXIX Distribution Pte Ltd in Singapore. MSRP is S$ 239 for 2 TB, S$ 289 for 3 TB and S$ 399 for 4 TB. The My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM.