Review: Western Digital My Cloud Home

The WD My Cloud Home is a personal cloud storage solution which is good to be used for all your collections, be it photographs, video, data etc. Just connect it directly into your Wi-Fi system, as far as it is connected to Wi-Fi and power you can use it anywhere in the world.  The WD My Cloud Home has got a 1.4 GHz quad-core RealTek processor, 1GB of RAM and comes with a two years warranty. WD My Cloud Home is available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB sizes. 



So, those who don’t know about Western Digital, we would like to tell that it’s a very diverse, global company with very strong values. They have been successfully working for several decades to innovate in the field of data storage.

Talking about the packaging, WD My Cloud Home box contains:
A) My Cloud Home device
B) Ethernet Cable
C) Power Supply and
D) Quick Install Guide

Talking about the looks of WD My Cloud Home, the upper half of device is white plastic while the lower half is metallic with texture. Also, there is a pattern of interlocking triangles. The look of device is pretty good.

There is a status indicator which is nicely designed into the seam between the two halves on the front. You will be able to find one Gigabit ethernet port on the rear and on the other side, there is a recessed reset button, a power inlet, and a USB 3.0 host port.


Using My Cloud Home

Getting WD My Cloud Home to work is really easy and convenient. As you open the box, you’ll find an instruction leaflet in the box to walk you through the set-up process.

After opening the box, you’ll find the WD My Cloud Home, a power cable and an ethernet cable. You need to plug the ethernet cable into your router and attach it to the WD My Cloud Home before you start. Once you have accomplished this simple set up, you will be required to use your computer to set up the device by going to mycloud.com/hello in your web browser.


Then from My cloud website you can set up your account, and it will look for your device. It is important for you to keep CODE which you found in Box handy as you need to enter this in order to set it up, and then you will get an option to download the desktop app, also you will be instructed on how to download the mobile app.

WD My Cloud Home can be accessed with the help of My Cloud app to access your files from smartphone. You can also use the mobile app to automatically back up your phone, which is a great way to ensure that your mobile phone photos are always kept safe. The desktop is very easy to use, and mainly offers an interface over which you can access your files in the same way as you access them via your computer.


Another interesting thing is that at the back side of the WD My Cloud Home there is a USB port, which you can plug in to whichever existing hard drives and USB sticks to backup. You can also do it using the mobile app. When you plug in an existing drive to the device, you’ll get a notification on the mobile app which will ask you if you want to back it up to the WD My Cloud.

I really found this one awesome, you can sync content from any online cloud-based services that you use. In order to perform this function all you need is to sign in to your WD My Cloud drive from the web app, click Services and configure the cloud services you already use – again it’s a very simple process.

Advantages of WD My Cloud Home

The advantages of a My Cloud Home are that it is really easy to set up and use. Also, you have complete control over your data. I really loved the fact that this can be accessed from any corner of the world. Another, plus point is that there are no subscription charges for it. You just buy it for once and enjoy. Plex media server and other integration are a plus for us.

Overall this looks an awesome device for those who want to keep their precious data, memories and video safe. This is best option to backup all your treasure and feel that you have entire control over it.

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