updated 10:38 am EDT, Wed October 2, 2013
Mobile apps allow for remote connection to MyCloud across Internet
Western Digital has launched a new network attached storage device with a greater emphasis on cloud storage. The MyCloud line, continuing from where the MyBook Live and MyBook Live Duo left off, provides storage across a home or office network, as well as allowing users to download and upload files over the Internet.
Offering a simplified web-based setup process, the drive can be connected to via the free WD My Cloud mobile apps for Android and iOS as well as on desktops, for file uploads, media streaming, and file sharing. Backing up files can be performed through WD SmartWave Pro for PC or Time Machine for Mac. Sporting a dual-core processor, a USB 3.0 port, and a gigabit Ethernet connection, it can also be used as a home media server using DLNA, streaming to media players, smart TVs, and game consoles.
Available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities, the WD MyCloud costs $150, $180, and $250 respectively. Options for two-drive and four-drive MyCloud configurations, offering higher quantities of storage and performance, are also said to be coming soon.