WD My Cloud
By Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
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My Cloud... Save everything. Access anywhere.
The My Cloud app makes accessing and sharing from anywhere easy. And with automatic photo and video backup to your personal cloud storage, it helps reliably store your irreplaceable moments so you can free up space on your tablet or smartphone. The My Cloud app also integrates with other cloud services, providing a centralized location for all your content.
Note: The My Cloud app requires a WD My Cloud product or My Passport Wireless product to work (sold separately).
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What's New in Version 4.4.9
Supports Dropbox V2 API
So long Dropbox.
Love being freed from Dropbox. This set up does everything and more DB did, for way less money. A little slow to respond some times but that may just be due to the cable modem and up speeds of 5 mbs though on my end.
The USB connection is awesome and I run a drive for mirroring to safeguard the files stored on the mycloud. Plan on setting aside half a day or so maybe for setting everything up depending on your level of expertise with networking.
I actually bought a second 6 tb cloud storage to work with plex as the first one is for my real estate business. The 6 TB cloud storage easily keeps up with the i5 pc plex server it's connected to. (Hint: mount the mycloud and map it as a drive in the server and plex will see it and have access to it)
Very rarely am I loyal to a company but western digital has me hooked. They've earned my trust. Only hard drives I use, no exceptions. I had a computer repair business for 12 years some time back and western digital drives were always the most reliable IMO. Hope you find this review helpful.
Great but one suggestion!
13 Oct 2016 - When using the app to upload photos, can you make it so it looks at the most recent images first? If I want to upload a photo I just took, I don't want to always have to scroll down through 3,000 pictures in my camera roll just to find it. Many times, halfway through this 5-minute scroll, it thinks I swiped left and just takes me back to the menu and I have to do it all over again. Ridiculous. Please fix this. Sort options would be amazing!
13 Jul 17 - STILL NEED THIS ISSUE FIXED!! What a huge pain it is to upload recent photos! You've had plenty of time. It's an easy fix. Just do it already.
Good, but with search & iTunes/Music integration issues
For backing files up this app and any associated WD My Cloud Drive, this will protect you. But, there are two truly annoying problems with it that I'd love to see cleaned up!
First, every time you back up from searching deeper into a folder hierarchy it takes you back to the top of your alphabetical order chronological sort rather than bringing you back to the point from whence you started. If I have a directory with a few hundred folders in it and I have to continuously navigate back to the middle of those folders rather than being brought back to that originating point it's a huge waste of time and effort.
Second, although it's nice to be able to download music to my iPhone I can only listen to those files in the app because iTunes/the music app don't recognize that a new file/new files are now residing on the device. That kind of destroys the attractiveness of the feature!
Here's hoping these issues get cleared up in an upcoming release! It'll warrant two more stars!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jul 12, 2017
- Version: 4.4.9
- Size: 76.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
- © 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.