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WD2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Fast (5)
  • Highly compatible (5)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great device for archiving and sharing

We purchased this to archive off many years worth of photos from our laptop to a backup location.

The network interface is decent and the drive integrated right away with our network. ...Read complete review

We purchased this to archive off many years worth of photos from our laptop to a backup location.

The network interface is decent and the drive integrated right away with our network. Works well with Windows and on iphones and ipads via their app.

The media streaming from the drive to our Samsung TV worked great - seamlessly picked it up off our network and played videos recorded on my GoPro from the drive without any setup.

Content added to the device was automatically available on our iDevices. Have not tried sharing outside of our network through the WD software, but the iDevice app works well for this.

I recommend using the "network places" method outlined in the setup manual to maintain the date and time stamps of your photos. The drag and drop WD software currently does not (more can be found on the WD blog).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great but not for large files.

I purchase this mostly to storage my huge data of music and photos. I have this 66GB iPhoto library to transfer to the 2GB My cloud and so I did on the first day.But,...Read complete review

I purchase this mostly to storage my huge data of music and photos. I have this 66GB iPhoto library to transfer to the 2GB My cloud and so I did on the first day.But, mysteriously, it erased the original library, letting me with nothing but the copy. Now, it will take months to transfer that amount of data through the wireless connection, since you cannot hook it up through USB directly.The web interface is very, very slow! I know that probably it has something to do with the speed of my wifi modem but things are not too clear.They could have done a better interface. But after all, I think is good to do "over-the-air" backups like time machine, which i did flawlessly, and to storage little things like documents and stuff.

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5.0

Excellent product!

By Dick in South Texas

from Corpus Christi

Verified Buyer

Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

Besides providing space for backups, it also allows placement of files I might need to access from anywhere, on any device.

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5.0

Great Product

By Jim

from Orange, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fast
  • Highly Compatible

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

      I bought one for myself, tried it out and like it so much, I bought one for each of my kids as gifts.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Works Great

      By JazzEngineer

      from Corona,CA

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Streaming Music

        Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

        I have a slightly complex situation. I've made my home theater system part of my network. That being said, AirPlay would NOT work on my Pioneer VSX-1022. But when I simply switched out my PC for this device (I don't remember any other changes to either the network, PC or receiver) my A/V receiver recognized this UPnP product and began playing music.

        With AirPlay, the music would play a short while, cut out a few times and then quit altogether. Now it just works.

        Moreover, if cover art files were included in the download, the CD cover appears now, which usually did NOT happen with AirPlay.

        Finally, I look forward to using the WD MyCloud in streaming mode where I can access music from anywhere, not just home!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By GodFather

        from Laredo, Texas

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

            This product is a great way to back-up my files.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great for personal cloud storage& or backup

            By Mikey D

            from NJ

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                Use it for backing up laptop, phone & tablet as well as music, pictures & videos. The WD software is ok but I only needed the desktop software on laptop and apps on others and was able to access on the road. With 2TB of storage there is plenty of room. At 3,000 songs and counting at Apple Lossless Quality and 1,200 pictures I only used about 100GB.Pros:It's great to have tons of storage on your own cloud. Everything is in one place.You can connect it to another drive via usb 3.0 for redundancy or more storage. Tech support was good. I couldn't access the dashboard using my password so I was told to reset it with a paperclip on the back (takes a long time)but It's been working since. Cons: None yet.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Excellent Product

                By Gustavo Costa

                from Brasilia, Brazil

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • No Torrent Client

                Best Uses

                • Home Uses

                Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                I'm using in my home to store my photos and personal documents.

                Things that are great about it:
                - Easy to install
                - Easy to use
                - All computer in my network identify very quickly
                - Compatible with TimeMachine (mac)
                - Update automatically.
                - Access from mobile by internet

                Things that aren't so great about it:
                - Don't have a torrent client
                - Don't have a download manager
                - Don't have a document indexer.
                - Don't support avi, flv and mkv formats to play by mobile phone.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Its like having your own Netflix!

                By Future Web Inc

                from Clearwater Fl.

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Watching Streaming Movies

                  Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                  I love this thing,.. we download a lot of movies and use to upload to thumb-drive and then take to our TV, no more,.. now all of our movies are together and we can view them at anytime,.. this product was super easy to set up only took like 10 mins. I highly recommend.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  It works

                  By A user

                  from New York

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                      The best thing I can say about a product like this is that it just works. Plug it into the switch and it shwos up, at least if you are using Windows 7 or 8. It's quiet and doesn't throw off a lot of heat either.

                      The need for an external power supply, even when in usb mode is annoying, but it's so standard that I can't really complain about it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      3.0

                      Great but not for large files.

                      By Alex Favilla

                      from Rio de Janeiro, RJ

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy Setup

                      Cons

                      • Bad Interface
                      • Did I Mention It Is Slow
                      • Slow

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Time Machine

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                      I purchase this mostly to storage my huge data of music and photos. I have this 66GB iPhoto library to transfer to the 2GB My cloud and so I did on the first day.But, mysteriously, it erased the original library, letting me with nothing but the copy. Now, it will take months to transfer that amount of data through the wireless connection, since you cannot hook it up through USB directly.The web interface is very, very slow! I know that probably it has something to do with the speed of my wifi modem but things are not too clear.They could have done a better interface. But after all, I think is good to do "over-the-air" backups like time machine, which i did flawlessly, and to storage little things like documents and stuff.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great device for archiving and sharing

                      By JB

                      from Balt, MD

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                      • Pc Software Glitch

                      Best Uses

                      • Photo And Video Archiving

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                      We purchased this to archive off many years worth of photos from our laptop to a backup location.

                      The network interface is decent and the drive integrated right away with our network. Works well with Windows and on iphones and ipads via their app.

                      The media streaming from the drive to our Samsung TV worked great - seamlessly picked it up off our network and played videos recorded on my GoPro from the drive without any setup.

                      Content added to the device was automatically available on our iDevices. Have not tried sharing outside of our network through the WD software, but the iDevice app works well for this.

                      I recommend using the "network places" method outlined in the setup manual to maintain the date and time stamps of your photos. The drag and drop WD software currently does not (more can be found on the WD blog).

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      teriffic product

                      By RJ

                      from West Hartford,CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage:

                      Extremely useful tool. I can access all my photos and documents from wherever I am. Set up and works flawlessly.

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                      • No

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