Aside from coffee, personal laptop and camera, a blogger like me also needs a storage device to save our files. However, there are some instances that a 16 GB USB or 1 TB external hard drive isn’t enough for your needed capacity. So I got excited when I heard that WD My Cloud was officially launched here in the Philippines last January 2014.
WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage | Php 8,989.00
- Personal cloud storage
- Ethernet cable
- AC adapter
- Quick Install Guide
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP 3) operating systems
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard operating systems
- DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
- Internet connection
When I received and opened the box in the office, my workmates asked me about it. After reading the details written on the box, I just answered them quickly, “This is the same as an external hard drive”. Just keep on reading to know more about WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage.
This storage device is covered by a white solid plastic. It’s a bit larger and heavier than a typical drive.
The holes at the top and back part of the drive doesn’t only add a nice touch to its overall design but also helps to vent out the heat while it is in use. Other noticeable feature is the LED at the front that turns into blue when the drive is connected.
from top to bottom: Reset button, USB 3.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, Power port, Kensington security slot
At first, I had a hard time setting up the device on my laptop. I was really sure that I connected the device properly according to its manual but even after several tries the installation wasn’t successful. For an unknown reason, the installer/software can’t recognize the device. I called the customer support regarding this matter, followed his instruction but still it didn’t work.
The last thing I did was to consult Google and fortunately I wasn’t disappointed. In case you also encountered the same problem, just download and install their WD Discovery Software. After the device has been discovered, go back to the installation process and everything will follow.
The unit I received for this review was a 3TB drive which is intensely alluring and helpful for bloggers for saving large images and files when your personal computers and laptops memory is nearly full.
Upon copying large files from my PC to WD My Cloud I noticed that the speed was a bit slow so patience is a must. I strongly suggest copying each folder one by one to make the transfer process faster.
- Access to files no matter where you are from a variety of devices
- No monthly fees
- 3TB storage capacity
- Data transfer speeds is quite slow
- It’s a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, meaning it can’t be directly connect to your personal computer without a router or Wi-Fi network
Despite the cons, I would still recommend this device for those who needs large storage capacity for a reasonable price. Though I encountered problem on setting up, the installation process was so easy and fast once the device was recognized by your PC. WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage is now one of my best friend on my blogging career.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.