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.
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.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.