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WD - My Cloud Home Duo 8TB 2-Bay Personal Cloud - White-Front_Standard

WD - My Cloud Home Duo 8TB 2-Bay Personal Cloud - White

Model: WDBMUT0080JWT-NESNSKU: 5990201

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just shy of perfect!

    Posted
    stevrod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this so I could stream movies and have piece of mind that they're backed up between the two drives in the device. The default is raid 1 (mirrored) so I didn't need to configure it for that. I wouldn't want to go through the process of ripping my Blu-Ray collection again. You can set it up to use the full 8TB, but then if a drive goes bad all of it goes bad. The device itself cannot really do the streaming for you so you'll want to map the drive on your computer and then use the PLEX server software. It'll work perfectly then. If I had to give a downside is that you'll only really get 3.5TB useable instead of something a lot closer to 4TB as was expected. I knew they'd be overhead, but that still takes away about 200-300GB of space that I cannot account for and haven't tried to figure out. Not exactly sure what the space is being used for. Surely the raid software doesn't take nearly that much space and the device itself doesn't provide a whole lot of software to write home about. It's rather minimal, though that's fine. Just doesn't compute as to where the space went. Just remember not to buy this thinking it'll work like an external hard-drive. That's not at all what its for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Amanda
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this WD My Cloud Home Duo 8TB to have the option to store videos and pictures from my cell phone to prevent using apples icloud storage for privacy reasons and to prevent from paying apples monthly storage charge of $2.99 for 200GB or their $9.99 monthly storage charge for 2TB. ugh.. This is a great product. I bought the 8TB and use the 4TB function so the exact same data is mirrored on the other 4TB drive in case one drive crashes. I may never use the entire 4TBs but that's okay as I'd rather have too much available storage space than not enough. The first concern I have is I don't believe that my pictures are automatically backing up (even though I have chosen an automatic backup) to the WD cloud unless I open the My Cloud app and begin a manual upload and then I notice pictures start moving on over. Another concern about this product is: while in the My Cloud app, I've notice that for some reason I am unable to play or it takes a while to load my videos that are stored on my WD My Cloud Home Duo from the My Cloud app..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    MommaH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I’m not sure how I ever got along without this device! I’m a photographer, and need to be able to access my images across multiple devices, and this allows me to do just that! All the while keeping everything backed up on the second drive. (Mirror mode) I’ve been using the my cloud home duo for a little over 6 months now, and I couldn’t recommend it enough!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Could not get to work on network

    Posted
    BusinessMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Already have the single My Cloud and really like it. We bought this one for automatic mirror option but you cannot see the other drive to know it is backing it up. Also all the devices on our network would not recognize this device. Guess you cannot have two of them running at the same time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to follow directions and set up.

    Posted
    RetiringEngineer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We have both Apple and PC equipment and it works with both. Our IPhones automatically backs up pictures taken and it looks like another drive on our HP laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Installs easily

    Posted
    George
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The unit work well, however I have a problem connecting from some computers on my network.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy set up

    Posted
    ptljel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    very easy to set up. we back up our computer and all thress cell phones to this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    TigerTitan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Easy to set up and works great, love the dual drive

    I would recommend this to a friend