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- Questioncan it be access from anywhere via wi-fi? (7 Answers)Answers
- QuestionIf NAS is connected through internet, what security software is it using? (3 Answers)
You save a lot of pics, info, docs... What kind of security meassures did WD took to protect the NAS from being crooked? Is it necessary to install something extra? That could also mean a lot of hidden money...Answers
I do not share my NAS through my firewall and out to the internet. If you did that, then all someone needs is your account/pwd for external access. Also then they can also sniff your packets anywhere between you and your NAS; a coffee shop or plane with free wifi.
- Questiondoes the wd external hard drive need wifi (6 Answers)
- QuestionCan this drive also be accessed via a USB connection? Thanks! (5 Answers)Answers
- QuestionCan I backup my hard drive including programs on this drive and restore it. (4 Answers)
I have an 8 year old HP computer with Windows 7 on it. Lately the computer is slowing down and I'm afraid if it totally dies. I have a lot of programs that I don't want to go through the hassle of re-installing on a new machine. Can I use this drive to backup and restore every thing on the new computer. Does the new computer have to have a windows 7 or can it be windows 10. I will appreciate your answersAnswers
The normal backup will backup only your files in normal mode. Advanced mode you can select to backup everything but that will not translate into a restore situation. You need third party backup like ghost or acronis and do system image that can be copied to this drive, not through backup software for nas but by setting up a user and shared profile on the nas and once signed into the nas, you can use it like normal external hard drive. Note: if you have gigs of storage to move, it is best to be hardwire Ethernet into your router or network switch at gigabyte speed or it will be super slow.
- QuestionCan I access files from my playstation 3 & 4? (4 Answers)Answers
Yes, but not through the cloud service. It has a DLNA Media Server. I've never used it before but I gave it a shot and it showed up on my PS4 using the default media player app and the video I loaded played fine. I also streamed a 4k video to a 4k TV and it worked. Looks like it'll serve up pretty much any video to any player that uses DLNA. Put your video, music, and photos into the Public video, music, and photo folders and turn on the DLNA server. It'll scan the content and share it on your local network. However, I can't recommend this product. I've had one for a while and it's been virtually useless as anything but a NAS device. The WD backup software never worked and that was the main reason I bought it. The "cloud" access is unbearably slow. The web interface rarely works unless the device is freshly rebooted and it's often missing information. The latest firmware update (a couple weeks ago) seems to have significantly improved performance of the web interface (meaning it actually works now), but it's too little too late for me. I've already given up on it. I only noticed the latest update because the best buy site asked if I could answer this question so I gave it a shot. :)
- QuestionDoes this hard drive have to be formatted specific to Windows or Apple? (2 Answers)
Does this drive have to be formatted specific to Windows or Apple? We are a divided household; Macs, iPhones, Windows, and Android devices. Can they all upload and access material stored on the hard drive?Answers
When you go into nas settings through browser and turn on time machine, the drive will ask you how much room you want to dedicate to time machine and it takes care of partition formatting for you. For iPhone photo backups, no need to reformat.
- QuestionWill this support TiVo? (2 Answers)Answers
- QuestionHow many video hours will 6TBs hold? (average speed) (3 Answers)Answers
- QuestionCan you run a Virtual Machine remotely without downloading it to a host computer? (2 Answers)Answers
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