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The previous answers are wrong. The USB port is for adding additional hard drives only. You can only access the files through the Ethernet connection.
Amazon Fan
· January 26, 2014
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There is a convenient slider under the My Cloud settings that you can adjust to limit the space allocated for Time Machine backups. No need to partition the drive. It is recommended that you 1st leave the slider to maximum usage for your first backups (use an ethernet cable at first for faster transfer), then adjust … see more There is a convenient slider under the My Cloud settings that you can adjust to limit the space allocated for Time Machine backups. No need to partition the drive. It is recommended that you 1st leave the slider to maximum usage for your first backups (use an ethernet cable at first for faster transfer), then adjust the slider down to limit how much space Time Machine will occupy. The remaining space can be used for storage/media server. If you need more space, you can always add a 2nd, 3rd, etc. hard drive to the WD My Cloud through its USB 3.0 port. see less There is a convenient slider under the My Cloud settings that you can adjust to limit the space allocated for Time Machine backups. No need to partition the drive. It is recommended that you 1st leave the slider to maximum usage for your first backups (use an ethernet cable at first for faster transfer), then adjust the slider down to limit how much space Time Machine will occupy. The remaining space can be used for storage/media server. If you need more space, you can always add a 2nd, 3rd, etc. hard drive to the WD My Cloud through its USB 3.0 port.
James Carter
· December 25, 2013
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WD 4TB My Cloud Mirror (Dual-drive) --> You absolutely CAN set it up to use a dynamic DNS service. The setting can easily be found on the Dashboard of the device's web GUI -- it is located in "Settings | Network Services | Dynamic DNS"; the two options are "www.DynDNS.org" and "no-ip.DDNS" .
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WD 4TB My Cloud Mirror (Dual-drive) --> You absolutely CAN set it up to use a dynamic DNS service. The setting can easily be found on the Dashboard of the device's web GUI -- it is located in "Settings | Network Services | Dynamic DNS"; the two options are "www.DynDNS.org" and "no-ip.DDNS" .
4TB WD My Cloud NAS (single drive) --> You cannot set dynamic DNS on the NAS, but you can set it up through your router (unless you're using double-NAT...i.e. Comcast -> Router1 -> Router2 -> NAS). If you're using a double-NAT network, you'll need to install a client-based service on an always-on computer like "DUC" provided by no-ip.ddns.
Generally, the answer is usually "yes" if you have the knowledge... see less
WD 4TB My Cloud Mirror (Dual-drive) --> You absolutely CAN set it up to use a dynamic DNS service. The setting can easily be found on the Dashboard of the device's web GUI -- it is located in "Settings | Network Services | Dynamic DNS"; the two options are "www.DynDNS.org" and "no-ip.DDNS" .
4TB WD My Cloud NAS (single drive) --> You cannot set dynamic DNS on the NAS, but you can set it up through your router (unless you're using double-NAT...i.e. Comcast -> Router1 -> Router2 -> NAS). If you're using a double-NAT network, you'll need to install a client-based service on an always-on computer like "DUC" provided by no-ip.ddns.
Generally, the answer is usually "yes" if you have the knowledge...

Jasper K.
· January 30, 2017
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There may not be any charges now, but to use this drive (and the other WD drives like this) you HAVE to create an account on a WD server before you can set this device up. This server was down for most of the week (3/24-29). Sending back to Amazon.
K-Hawk
· April 8, 2014
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While this USED TO BE possible, it no longer is. WD "upgraded" the operating system on this device, and (at least as of now) it is no longer easily configurable as a mapped drive from a remote computer.
Inscrutable
· January 3, 2016
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Sure. This is not about WD 4TB NAS. This is much more about storing music in a logical way on a disk drive, and then telling itunes where the music is, avoiding itunes screwing with your careful disk layout, and gracefully letting itunes build it's internal database (and performing the transfer to the itunes devices. A… see more Sure. This is not about WD 4TB NAS. This is much more about storing music in a logical way on a disk drive, and then telling itunes where the music is, avoiding itunes screwing with your careful disk layout, and gracefully letting itunes build it's internal database (and performing the transfer to the itunes devices. Any diskdrive will do, including WD 4TB NAS. I only have one comment about WD4TB My Cloud. The WD software is extremely keen to share your disk contents with the internet (protected only by your login/password.) It requires significant thought to use the MyCloud as a NAS, and not implement the Cloud functionality. Caveat Emptor. see less Sure. This is not about WD 4TB NAS. This is much more about storing music in a logical way on a disk drive, and then telling itunes where the music is, avoiding itunes screwing with your careful disk layout, and gracefully letting itunes build it's internal database (and performing the transfer to the itunes devices. Any diskdrive will do, including WD 4TB NAS. I only have one comment about WD4TB My Cloud. The WD software is extremely keen to share your disk contents with the internet (protected only by your login/password.) It requires significant thought to use the MyCloud as a NAS, and not implement the Cloud functionality. Caveat Emptor.
Roger S.
· March 19, 2014
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When I'm within my network it looks like it is listed as a drive. When I click it it brings up the folders so you can modify the files within windows explorer.
Amazon Customer
· December 14, 2013
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None. This not a cloud storage service.
Khürt L. Williams
· May 28, 2015
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No, you have to power down by logging in to dashboard and switch off.
Vikas B V
· March 30, 2014
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Warning!!! If you "store" your photos on "any" external device as opposed to "backing up" to an external device, then you don't have a backup. So if the external device fails, you will lose all of your data. Always make sure you have multiple copies of important data, not just a single copy. This happened to my daughte… see more Warning!!! If you "store" your photos on "any" external device as opposed to "backing up" to an external device, then you don't have a backup. So if the external device fails, you will lose all of your data. Always make sure you have multiple copies of important data, not just a single copy. This happened to my daughter. Luckily for us, I had made a copy of her external hard drive containing literally thousands of pictures. I now have also copied those pictures to an online backup services (I use amazon s3). see less Warning!!! If you "store" your photos on "any" external device as opposed to "backing up" to an external device, then you don't have a backup. So if the external device fails, you will lose all of your data. Always make sure you have multiple copies of important data, not just a single copy. This happened to my daughter. Luckily for us, I had made a copy of her external hard drive containing literally thousands of pictures. I now have also copied those pictures to an online backup services (I use amazon s3).
R. White
· February 26, 2014