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WD 4TB My Cloud Mirror Personal Network Attached Storage - NAS - WDBWVZ0040JWT-NESN,White
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- 2 Bay, 4TB Personal Cloud Storage includes 2 x 2TB HDD
- Centralized, whole home storage and anywhere access with smartphones and tablets
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Compatible with PC and Mac computers
Works great with all the PC and Mac computers in your home, right out of the box.
Save, sync and share all your stuff on your very own cloud
My Cloud Mirror is a private, 2-bay personal storage device that plugs directly into your home network. It can automatically back up all your computers and duplicates all your stuff onto the second drive so it’s extra safe. And just like My Cloud, you keep it at home but can access it from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
- Automatically creates a second copy of all your content
- Centralized, whole-home storage
- Mobile and remote web access
- Photo and video backup for smartphones and tablets
Store it all in one place with twice the protection
All your photos, videos and files are centralized on one drive and automatically duplicated onto the second drive for twice the data protection.
Access it from anywhere
If you have an Internet connection, your photos, videos and files are just a click away. Sign in to MyCloud website or use the My Cloud app on your phone or tablet to connect directly to your personal cloud.
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WD Sync automatically synchronizes content across all your computers and your My Cloud Mirror unit, so your important files are always up to date and accessible from all your devices.
Backup for all your computers
Automatically back up all the PC and Mac computers in your home to your My Cloud Mirror device.
Photo and video backup for smartphones and tablets
Automatically back up all the photos and videos captured so you can easily free up space and never miss a shot.
Collect and share photos in one simple place
Create one simple place for you, friends and family to collect and share memorable photos so nobody misses a thing.
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1. Changes IP address
2. Loses connection / goes to sleep
3. To Slow
Knowing, I hoped :-), what I was getting into. I purchased the NAS. First let me say the NAS is dead quiet and this is good because it sits 2 feet away from me!
When I read the IP address was changing I figured it was a DHCP issue. It would make sense to assign a static IP to the NAS, however Western Digital chose not to do that so... During the initial setup the first screen tells you what the assigned IP is - WRITE IT DOWN - after you get through the setup and before you try and access the NAS you are going to need a few pieces of info.
1. The IP address for the NAS (for me it was (192.168.1.60)
2. Subnet info 255.255.255.0
3. Gateway info 192.168.1.1
4. DNS info (whatever your ISP DNS numbers are)
Now log into the NAS and look at the upper right of the screen, it should say "settings" with a gear symbol, click it. Now look for the tab that says "Network" and click on it. Change from DHCP to STATIC and fill in the blanks with the info you collected earlier and you're done, now the NAS won't lose its IP address.
(IMPORTANT) ****The new NAS IP**** be sure to choose an IP address that is above or below your pool of DHCP IP addresses to avoid conflicts****
Loses connection is what I think might be the NAS going into sleep mode...Sleep mode seemed counterintuitive to me for a NAS. So to eliminate this I again went into settings and under the "General" tab I found energy saver and turned off "drive sleep" Checking my electric meter, it hasn't exploded from the massive power draw (seriously kidding) this thing must have to place it in "energy saver" mode so I guess I am ok...
To slow was a wild card for me and it could have been a bunch of things, my bet was the antivirus software and for me I was spot on. Moving 20 gig's, wirelessly, took 2 hours with the antivirus on...turned it off and it cut that time in half.
I hope this is of some help to someone out there!.
Overall I really like the NAS which is why I gave it 4 stars, it would have been 5 but for some poor choices on the manufactures end with default settings, IMO
It has performed without issue so far and I will update this thread if there are any changes.
When I received my drive, the first thing I did was unpack it and read through the documentation. Following the instructions, I set it up, install the needed software, then create the files I needed it to house. I then mapped several drives to My Cloud. Which then makes it super simple to access anything from my main computer.
When you access My Cloud Drive Properties, you can change the needed settings.
Key to this is utilizing the dashboard, then going through each setting. (I have included a few pictures of the dashboard for your viewing pleasure.)
I have mine set to a static IP, power saving off, Auto Updating and so on. One of the bonuses to this drive is you can add an additional USB drive to the back of the unit, in order to create a safe point. This will help you recover data should your drive fail. It takes an image of the drive that can be used to restore your information to your drive. Remember however that recovery is only as good as the last safe point you have created.
If you are worried about what people will see if you give them access to your Cloud, then you have no worries. You can set each folders access list. Like any large network out there you are in control of who can view which files you wish. This is especially nice when your collaborating with someone on a project.
So if your looking for a reliable personal cloud, and you are able to read instructions, you should be able to set this up with little to no effort.
I switched this out for a Synology DS115J. The price is comparable and it is a far superior product. Since setup, it has been running flawlessly. Highly recommended.
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1. You have multiple devices which are always connected to the network
2. If you have a tablet, especially iPad; as watching movies in iPad is pain due to the way movie is copied to it via iTunes and all, and more over if your iPad is of 16 Gb, which leaves it with less space.
3. Want to buy a 2+TB hard drive for more space, a 3TB portable one costs around 8k, I got this for 8400/- (For this price go for it)
As nobody will buy a 3TB Hard Drive for portability, if you are looking for one, then you would already have a 1TB portable hard drive.
4. If you watch movies, photos/media on your smart TV quiet frequently.
5. As all the movies/media downloaded can be configured to save directly to this, and the same movie/media can be watched in all the devices.
Not to buy if:-
1. You are only looking for a cloud storage like google drive, drop box etc as they will provide more than 3 TB of cloud storage for much lesser price
2. If you want portability
1. It comes with 2.9 TB of free space, unlike other hard drives which comes with less usable space
2. Watching movies is a joy if you are in local network, can watch in all devices, as iPad only supports mp4 ,.mp* formats, you can download VLC and connect your hard drive to watch movies in any format, with out loosing your iPad storage and no transfer problem
3. In my home, my brother downloads few movies in his machine, I few and sometimes we end up downloading same. So since all downloads are over in one place, its like a shared central pool
1. It has only one partition (physical partition) so if something goes wrong, all data might get jeopardized.
2. You should not just unplug the power cord, you have to shut it down via the URL, but it takes ages to start when u need it and it gets unmounted when u mapped to your network drive (as IP address change, yet to try with static ip, but not recommended).
3. You get some 3rd party power adapter.
4. Data transfer is slow via wi fi 2-3 mbps, via lan/etherned 8-10 mbps if you are having a normal router, need to upgrade to gigabit router and a gigabit port (additional cost) for good speeds.
5. Sometimes the network connection is disconnected while transferring huge data in one shot.
6. Internal disk rotation sound can be heard.
7. URL client is buggy as it always shows 2.9 TB free, despite filling it with data. (not a deal breaker)
8. The more data you load on to this drive, the more time it takes to initialize the drive, as good as 5-7 mins in order to access the drive once you boot it for 2 TB of data.
If you are getting it for <9000/-, then definitely go for it. But not worth the 12500/-
If you want to access all data everywhere
Al depender de la infraestructura de red local, se hizo obligatorio hacer algunos cambios en los equipos de red. El modem/router entregado por el proveedor de servicios de internet, no cuenta con el ancho de banda adecuado en la red interna, dando una velocidad 10/100mbit y un soporte mediocre en el wifi. La adición de un router más competente fue obligatorio para mantener una experiencia satsifactoria en el uso de la unidad WD My Cloud dentro de casa.
Otro gasto obligado es el de un respaldo de energía para la unidad, mismo que da soporte actualmente al módem del proveedor de internet, un router wifi y un switch gigabit. La unidad, incluso desde su interfaz carece de una opción de apagado seguro, por lo que al ser desconectado de la corriente, en cuanto se encienda, va a correr un proceso de comprobación de integridad de la unidad retrasando el tiempo de disponibilidad de la unidad. Se puede apagar de manera segura mediante un comando vía terminal SSH.
La aplicación para móvil, dependiendo del contenido del dispositivo podría demorar varias horas en hacer una primer sincronización del dispositivo. Este paso dependerá en gran medida de la velocidad de comunicación inalábrica entre el dispositivo móvil, el punto de acceso y la red interna.
La configuración inicial no es muy intuitiva y requiere de ciertos conocimientos que van más allá de sacar el artículo de la caja y conectarlo de la red como sugiere el artículo en su publicidad, tampoco es tan excesivo como requerir de una certificación en la materia.
Al subir información al dispositivo, éste indexará el contenido, por lo que es común que al pasar grandes volúmenes de fotos y videos, se encuentre trabajando durante varias horas en segundo plano organizando la información. Desactivar la indexación de contenido requiere de usar la terminal y administrar los servicios vía comandos de linux. La indexación permite navegar entre el contenido desde otro dispositivo como una smart tv o consola ps4.
Con el tiempo, y ya integrado al día a día, el tiempo de respaldo es casi imperceptible y cómodo. El acceso a la información almacenada es fácil. Lamentablemente, con ciertos proveedores de servicios de internet en México y algunas partes de latinoamérica, no hay conexión mediante una dirección pública, lo que dificulta poder accesar a la unidad desde fuera de casa.
En conclusión, al agregar la flexibilidad de ser un dispositivo de almacenamiento autónomo detro de la red doméstica, y no un simple disco duro que se conecte a la pc a través de USB, se adquieren complejidades adicionales que podrían asustar al usuario promedio. Complejidades inherentes a la naturalza del escalón en el que se encuentra: entre un dispositivo de uso común y sin llegar a ser tan avanzado y complejo como una unidad NAS.
+ Fácil instalación y sencilla configuración;
+ Si se conecta a red local (LAN) de 1 gigabit, puede alcanzarse buena velocidad de transferencia, en mi caso pude pasar 750 Gb. en casi una hora (50 minutos);
+ Por cada usuario creado, puede asignársele su respectiva contraseña, acceso remoto, toda una carpeta para su uso, así como designarle (si se desea) una cierta cantidad máxima de espacio;
+ Los programas que se descargan del sitio web del fabricante, permiten tener sincronizado el cotenido de las computadoras conectadas en la red local (LAN) con este dispositivo de almacenamiento (WD-MyCloud);
+ Respalda bien las fotos y videos de smartphones y tabletas;
+ Como tiene incorporado un servidor de medios llamado Twonky que es compatible con DLNA, se puede ver sin problemas en cualquier dispositivo de la red local (LAN) donde esté conectado las fotos, música y videos. En mi caso en una Smart-TV pude ver fotos en varios formatos, videos tomados por HandyCam en formato MTS y películas en formato MKV;
+ Se puede acceder de forma remota a las carpetas compartidas y sus correspondientes archivos, incluso incorpora un servidor FTP para subir y descargar archivos;
+ NO ofrece permisos de denegación de acceso, solo lectura, lectura y escritura a nivel de archivo, solo a nivel de carpeta principal por usuario y, los mismos privilegios se heredan a las carpetas que se van creando dentro de ella, además que NO proporciona opción de encriptación a los documentos para evitar el acceso no autorizado;
+ El cliente PLEX que puede ser instalado tanto en computadoras de escritorio, como aplicación en pantallas "inteligentes" y dispositivos móviles para ver portadas y nombres de canciones de álbumes musicales, así como sinópsis y carteles de películas, NO ES COMPATIBLE con el servidor de medios de este dispositivo WD-MyCloud;
+ Cuando se quieren ver películas fuera de la red local (LAN) con la aplicación MyCloud descargable para tabletas y smartphones, en ocasiones (no siempre) se pausa o corta su reproducción;
+ La misma aplicación NO PUEDE reproducir directamente algunos formatos de audio (en mi caso archivos AAC y FLAC) solo MP3, además que la reproducción NO ES CONTINUA, es decir, hasta que se descarga (temporalmente) todo el archivo, hasta entonces inicia su reproducción. El uso de una lista de reproducción o "playlist" es imposible, para ello solo se puede utilizar el iTunes de forma limitada;
+ Si se trata de acceder a los archivos de medios (fotos, música y video) de forma remota fuera de la LAN a través de una computadora de escritorio, (solo probé en PC) usando el sitio de acceso http://mycloud.com, NO DEJA reproducirlos, SOLO permite descargar en el equipo un archivo a la vez;
+ De la misma manera, la edición fuera de la LAN de cualquier archivo de imágen, archivo de texto, hoja de cálculo, presentación, base de datos, etc. en tiempo real (en vivo, "on line", como le quieran llamar) usando la aplicación del archivo correspondiente (AutoCad, Corel, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MySQL, Access, etc.) TAMPOCO ES POSIBLE, es necesario descargar el archivo, editarlo en equipo cliente, guardarlo y volver a copiar al dispositivo WD-MyCloud.
+ NO OFRECE aplicaciones o utilerías que puedan ser instaladas y usadas desde la interfaz web de este dispositivo.
Conectado en red local funciona de maravilla, pero por la inversión hecha esperaba un poco más de características y facilidades sobre todo en cuanto a acceso remoto fuera de donde lo conecté, sin embargo me ha resultado bueno para almacenar toda mi información valiosa (espero no falle pronto). Cuando termine su periodo de vida útil o se descomponga, voy a comprar un dispositivo similar pero de otra marca... ¿Seagate?, ¿Sinology?, ¿QNAP?... ¡Gracias por su atención!
Timemachine Backup: First Timemachine backup took the whole night and setting up was quite difficult. After it worked well. But transfer speed sucks. If you are buying only for Timemachine backup, better buy a Airport device.
To solve the data transfer problem, i'm planning to buy a Gigabit AC wireless router which would cost around 5K.
If transfer speed isn't a problem, then it would be a best buy.
The issues which I am facing has been reported globally and there is no resolution to it except replacement of the entire device if under warranty or else loose your money.
Please think about after sales issue before buying
It's so compact and looks like a book that I can easily keep it within my book shelf and no one can identify it until they see the LED.
1. Compact Size.
2. Huge Storage.
3. Can be accessed through multiple devices.
4. USB port to add extra storage space if required.
5. Can be configured to access over internet.
6. Works with Apple Time Machine
7. Inbuilt DLNA Server to stream media directly to your smart devices such as Smart TV. Checked with my LG Smart TV.
8. Inbuilt iTunes Sever for Apple Devices.
1. Bit slow if you are not using Gigabit Router.
2. Only Ethernet connectivity. Would be good if it can connect through WiFi also.
3. Cannot create partitions (or I do not find any option for this).
I did a lot of research before deciding on the WD MyCloud. When it comes to a NAS drive, I didn't want something advanced or expensive and I find that a lot of the options out there are multiple-bay docks and things I would never use. I was just looking for a simple network storage drive where I could create different storage partitions and remotely mount them to my MacBook Pro using the AFP protocol preferably. I also wanted to be able to dedicate a partition to Time Machine so that my MacBook Pro could do backups to my network storage drive in addition to the external thunderbolt drive I use for Time Machine backups. I looked at getting a Time Capsule, but you are unable to create and mount your own partitions for personal storage using a Time Capsule. From what I understand, it is to be used strictly for Time Machine backups, and that was no good for me! The LaCie CloudBox did exactly what I wanted, but I would never buy it again having the disk die on me after 3 years. The closest thing I could find to it with mid-level reviews was the WD MyCloud and I was hesitant because some of the reviews were not great. I decided to take my chances with it and so far, I am loving it and would recommend it over the LaCie CloudBox any day!
I am a macOS and iOS user, so this review and information is coming from a perspective using those platforms. Using the WD MyCloud is so simple, installation was very easy and I haven't had any issues with it! Using the web-based dashboard, you can control everything about the MyCloud, including the number of shares you have, the names of them, who can access them, the number of users and much more. There is a setting for Time Machine to control how much space (GB) you want to allot to backups. There are many disk tools available for checking disk health and performing troubleshooting. The application for iOS is also great and allows you to sign in using your WD MyCloud account that the device is linked to, or if you are on the same network you can connect right to the device using your credentials. There is also a site (MyCloud Flie Browser) that you can use while away from your device that can access the content on your MyCloud (Read/Write access). The one thing the device is missing that it could definitely use is the Wake on LAN (WOL) function. This is something that the LaCie CloudBox had and it was very useful when the device and hard drive had gone into deep sleep and you could longer access the files, you have the ability to remotely wake up the device right from your computer. With the MyCloud, you have to physically go to the device and unplug it and plug it back in, or change the settings for it to not go into sleep mode.
In conclusion, as long as this device continues to function and does not have hard drive failure a few years in, then I would highly recommend it. The WD MyCloud also has a USB port in addition to the ethernet port, unlike the LaCie CloudBox. This allows for easy backup of the MyCloud to an external device and also allows for piggy backing of another hard drive onto the MyCloud and the partitions from that drive can also be made to mount remotely! There are so many options available with this device, it is hard to go over all of them. I suggest anyone looking for a simple NAS give the WD MyCloud a try!
This box is also a media server. It can stream 1080p movie smoothly, but I don't know if it can stream several movies concurrently.
BTW, if you want to use more than one of these boxes on the same network, connect the first one, give it a unique name, then shut it down. Now connect the second box and give it a different name. Now you can turn on again the first machine. Once they are both past the setup stage and have different names, they work great on the same network.
Highly recommended for home network.
Unfortunately, this product is not suitable for anything more demanding than media streaming within your own house. I was surprised to discover that MyCloud products can't be mapped to computers that are not on the same LAN the harddrive is installed on. You used to be able to do this, but Western Digital chose to discontinue it in a recent firmware update. Despite many complaints on their website, they have indicated that they do not plan to restore this essential functionality.
This means that if you want to access your files on Wi-Fi outside of your home (like, in a coffee shop, a friend's house, or another office...), you can only do it through their terrible desktop app (routed through WD's servers). To me, that isn't cloud storage at all, it's just a home media server. To get around this, I had to set up a VPN at the main office and have the branch computers connect to it. Not ideal.
You also cannot set folder permissions below the top level. So, if you have an HR folder with several subfolders, you can either allow your staff to access ALL of them or NONE of them. To get around this, I had to add folder shortcuts, which do not work in the app. If you complain about this, some people on the forums are quick to point out that "this product isn't intended for business", but that's a pretty weak excuse for a $200 product not including basic functionality that's standard in free services like Google Drive or Dropbox.
It is, however, very easy to get started with, and it's more affordable than a multi-bay NAS.
Edit: After taking to heart the information of another reviewer regarding settings, I adjusted the settings to turn off all energy saving modes and now the drive functions as expected. don't have any lost connections or delays accessing the drive. Happy now.