Technology is a wonderful thing. Do you know how great it is being able to access my files on my home computer, anywhere? All thanks to the the new WD My Cloud. (Keep reading, there’s a giveaway you’ll love just in time for Christmas!)
I am someone who is ALWAYS on the go. I work multiple jobs and typically have 5 balls that I am juggling in the air. It’s how I roll. That said, since I am not always in front of my computer – but need access to those files – I was left in a conundrum, or am left having to haul my laptop around everywhere.
One laptop isn’t too bad to take from this place or that – but two? No thanks. They just don’t make bags big enough for two laptops. Okay, they do, it’s called luggage and I don’t care to haul around luggage.
WD My Cloud Review
Another scenario. I have a slight addiction to taking all kinds of photos on my iPhone. Yes, I have upgraded to a bigger hard drive, but as of this moment – I have over 6500 photos that I just can’t get myself to delete.
Sure, I can put them on my computer – but hello, then I have an issue with my computer and these 6500 photos on THAT hard drive. What’s a girl to do? WD My Cloud storage to the rescue for this issue as well.
Let me show you cool this cloud storage device is and how easy it is to setup.
Unboxing the WD My Cloud
The first thing I noticed about the My Cloud personal cloud storage is the size. The tower is minimal which is fabulous.
No one needs anymore excess in their office and the My Cloud will fit right in without too much bulk.
Setting Up the My Cloud
Setting up the My Cloud took minimal effort.
Simply plug the device into the wall and run a network cable (included) from the device to your router. (See how perfectly sized it is?)
Next you will want to install the software on your computer or mobile device:
- To install on a computer (either Mac or PC): http://wd.com/setup/wdmycloud
- To install on your mobile device: http://wdmycloud (android) or http://wdmycloud.local (iOS)
On your computer, download the setup software. Walk thru the guided process for easy installation and configuration.
Check out this snazzy dashboard you’ll get once you are all setup and ready to roll!
Download the WDMyCloud app.
Connect your mobile device to your local device or if you’ve created a My Cloud login, use that to login. Here is what I adore. You can setup thru the app an automatic sync between your MyCloud and your phone’s videos and photos.
That’s right, all of your photos and videos access!
5 Reasons You Will Want WD My Cloud
- Get organized with centralized, whole-home storage.
- Protect your data with automatic backup for all of your devices.
- Access, share and synchronize your content anytime and anywhere.
- Easily share photos and videos with friends and family from one place.
- Peace of mind knowing that your data is under your roof and under your control.
- Did I say 5? Whoops. It’s a cloud, your very OWN cloud people.
WD My Cloud Specs
My Cloud Mirror is available in 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities
My Cloud Mirror comes with a 2-year limited warranty. Terms and conditions of WD’s limited warranty may be found at:
My Cloud Mirror is compatible with Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista®, Mac OS® X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.
Easy, Simple File Access Anywhere
That’s it. You can access your files anywhere with the My Cloud from WD. Easy, simple file access from anywhere, learn how it frees up time and space in your life.
Mom to 4 kids, Molly Thornberg aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. She likes to keep it real, overshares on her personal Insta-stories, tries her best to show grace and always appreciates a funny meme. Molly appreciates the unique things in life, and is a Ennegagram 7w8.