Model: Western Digital My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Provided By: Western Digital
As one of the biggest names in the storage industry, Western Digital doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 1970, the company got its start by manufacturing calculator chips. As time went on, Western Digital expanded into the PC market, adding floppy and hard disc controllers to its product lineup. It wasn't until 1988 that it introduced its "Centaur" series of hard drives. Since then, the company has grown to become the world's second largest manufacturer of hard drives. Western Digital currently offers a wide range of internal and external hard drives as well as a growing number of multimedia devices, SSDs and network storage solutions.
This past fall, Western Digital launched its My Cloud family of personal cloud storage solutions. Along with two and four-bay models for the professional and prosumer markets, the company introduced an easy to use, single bay NAS device. Available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities, the My Cloud is equipped with a dual-core ARM processor, 256MB of DDR3 RAM, a gigabit Ethernet port and a USB 3.0 expansion port. The device provides secure file sharing and flexible backup options for both Macs and PCs and can serve as a home's digital entertainment hub to stream audio and videos. Users can also access and upload files directly to the My Cloud using WD's desktop and mobile apps as well as the WDMyCloud.com web site.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what WD's My Cloud personal cloud storage has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the device's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does the My Cloud have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.