Personal Cloud Storage

Discussion in 'Network Attached Storage (NAS)' started by Gabriel1, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I just came across this http://www.cnet.com/4505-3382_7-35828119.html

    The WD My Cloud is the latest NAS in their product range and looking at the review it's as simple to use as an iPad. I can't find any for sale yet in the UK yet but when I do I'll add it to my gadget list and post a review.

    It's a great addition to your iOS/android/Windows/OSX devices/computers.....I especially like that it has integral software for Time Machine backups (and equivalent for Windows users). This means that even if you switch you will still be able to use it.

    The Archangel
     
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    That looks very interesting Gab. Let us know when you hear more.
     
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    For a person with limited IT knowledge, can someone please explain the difference between the WD MyBook and the MyCloud apart from price. Ideally just need it for storing all data in one central place and being able to access on either the iPad, laptop or smart tv. Thanks.
     
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    Simply put, the MyBook is an external drive with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the My cloud is a NAS drive. The former need to be connected to a computer or a DLNA aware router (my netgear router has a usb port for connecting external drives and accessing them on the network without a PC), the latter does need a computer and connect directory to the network (I have the My Clodu 3 TB connected directly to the router via a Gigabit Ethernet cable, the drive also has usb port for connecting an external usb drive and thus increasing the capacity of mycloud).

    If you connect the mybook to the router, and if like mine, you can access it via any DLNA aware app.
    The mycloud can be accessed in a variety of way over the network, an app a browser and anything that is network aware.
    I have an Ipad mini and can access the drive from anywhere, even from my office and i can use an app or connect via wdmycloud.com via any browser. I store everything and anything and even do backup for all devices/PCs at home. I guess you can do that with mybook if you download Western Digital apps.

    HTH (sorry for the short explanation, got to go home :) ).
     
  5. zstairlessone

    zstairlessone iPad Ninja

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    Just found and subscribed to this great thread
     
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    I've just bought apples a 3TB airport time capsule and it's terrific. It's going smoothly and I'm in process of transferring 1.5TB of iTunes right now!
     
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    Good karma iPad Addict

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    Sounds great Hayley, seems like you have lots of media so the 3tb storage is a great buy
     

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