Western Digital today announced the launch of its latest personal cloud storage solution, the My Cloud Home. My Cloud Home is designed to make it easy for customers to set up and use a personal cloud storage solution to meet all of their storage needs.

The company is aiming to make My Cloud Home the one stop storage destination for all of a person's devices, aggregating photos, videos, and files from smartphones, computers, USB devices, social media accounts, and more.

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As a connected cloud solution, the My Cloud Home is available on any tablet, smartphone, or computer with an Internet connection using the My Cloud Home mobile app, and because it's a local storage product, there is no subscription fee.

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Consumers seek a way to effortlessly consolidate their growing mounds of photos, videos and other files with a solution flexible enough to accommodate content from all of today's devices - from smart phones to computers and from drones to social sites," said Jim Welsh, senior vice president, Client Solutions, Western Digital. "Enabling consumers and professionals to master their digital lives from anywhere in the world is a priority for Western Digital."

My Cloud Home can be set up to automatically copy content from smartphones and computers to provide a hassle-free backup solution, and it connects to social networks and other cloud services like Dropbox. TV Shows, movies, and other content stored in My Cloud Home can be played in Plex through an integration with the Plex app.

Western Digital is offering the My Cloud Home in 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8TB configurations. There's also a My Cloud Home Duo with 4, 12, and 16TB of storage space, designed with RAID 1 functionality to duplicate content onto a second drive for extra security should one drive fail.

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The My Cloud Home next to the My Cloud Home Duo

The My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo are available today from Best Buy and other major retailers. Pricing starts at $159.99 for the 2TB solution. 3TB is available for $179.99, 4TB for $199.99, 6TB for $259.99, and 8TB for $319.99.

The My Cloud Home Duo is priced at $309.99 for 4TB, $399.99 for 8TB, $549.99 for 12TB, and $699.99 for 16TB.

Top Rated Comments

michaelant Avatar
51 months ago
So handsome. Quilted pants are in this season.
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CarlJ Avatar
51 months ago
The current model was exciting on paper but in reality it is an unreliable,broken mess and super slow.
in fact data transfer was so slow that I found this product unusable.
Weird. I have a WDMyCloud that's perhaps a year and a half old, which has been rock solid reliable and I haven't noticed any speed problems (it mostly handles Time Machine backups and some streaming).
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I hate to derail the WD conversation here...the idea of a home cloud storage sounds nice, and should be cheaper than a "true" cloud subscription. BUT, then you still have disaster loss chances and sounds like their WD drives are not the most reliable.
Check the forum comments on the article from last week about Crashplan discontinuing their personal (vs. business) service ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/22/crashplan-discontinuing-home-subscriptions/'), much of the information you seek is there. FWIW, I've been using Arq ('https://www.arqbackup.com') backing up to Amazon S3 (not the whole system, just key folders), along with local Time Machine backups. Looking over the options after that article was published, I'm now considering adding a Backblaze whole-machine cloud backup, in addition to the other methods (belt and suspenders and parachute) - they seem to have upped their game since that last time I looked, long ago.
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cerote Avatar
51 months ago
Looks like a cheap price at $310 for a 4TB (2x2) setup when compared to something like a Synology dual bay. Problem is that WD has released so many cloud solutions over the years to replace their previous ones, that it makes you wonder about the quality of these, especially since reviews of the previous versions say that they're slow.
Most synology can do more than this though. They are basically a very nice user friendly Linux with capility of many things. Right now mine is just cloud backups storage. Time machine. Plex server. About to finish setting up the web server part for me.
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ColdShadow Avatar
51 months ago
The current model was exciting on paper but in reality it is an unreliable,broken mess and super slow.
in fact data transfer was so slow that I found this product unusable.
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lederermc Avatar
51 months ago
I bought a 2 TB version ($99) about 4 years ago connected via 1000baseT. Very slow but is reliable.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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