Work with your files on the road via this My Cloud Home personal storage device. Mobile, desktop and web-based apps let you access to up to 4TB of files from anywhere there's an internet connection. This My Cloud Home personal storage device plugs directly into your Wi-Fi router for convenient centralized file storage and backups.
A:AnswerI purchased a My Cloud, and then got the My Cloud Home when it came out to compare. From what I've seen, the main differences are that the MyCloud Home has a faster ethernet link (1 Gig) and faster internal processor, but the tradeoff is that for some reason WD made the decision to take away the Admin console that comes with the original MyCloud. This would allow you to set up permissions and share folders across multiple users (for instance, you, your spouse, and your kids could all have their own separate storage space, but you could also set up a shared "Family" folder that you all had access to in order to share files\photos\etc... that everyone in your family had access to. The MyCloud Home does not allow you to do that. You each sign up and get your own separate space, but you do not have the option of setting up any shared folders. This makes absolutely no sense to me and I don't see why WD would choose to come up with an update to their product line that actually removes useful functionality that was already available on previous versions. Weighing taking the MyCloud Home back because of this.
A:AnswerNo, instead of using a third party cloud you are creating your own. So the "cloud" is in this case just a fancy way of saying "local networked storage.". The way that you store information is similar to how you'd store it on a third party fee for service cloud.
I'd encourage you to Google WD My Cloud security problem though before you buy. It seems that there have been some serious bugs detected in the software that WD provides to implement the cloud functionality. It' was serous enough that I passed on buying the drive when I was looking.... Perhaps they have since fixed the issue but it is definitely worth the few minutes it will take to look a bit further into the situation.
Hope that helps.
A:AnswerNo, the only ways to "back up" this device are to use one of the online cloud services that this device supports and use the auto file sync feature, or to use your computer as a means to copy data from the device to another device that is connected to your computer either directly or through a network connection. The USB port is meant to be a way to add files to the WD MyCloud, but in my experience it is very finicky and will only recognize a select small number of external USB storage devices. My older WD external drive was not recognized and several of my USB flash drives were also not recognized. You cannot add or access data by directly connecting a computer to the USB device.
A:AnswerAbsolutely..... Because access is web based... It matters but what you use to access it... As long as you have access to the internet.... At our church we sometimes use it to transfer files between the Macs and PCs....
A:AnswerYes. You will need the link and password to access from another device.
Microsoft Edge is not supported but other browsers can be used to access My Cloud. ie Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
Learning support can be found at http://learn.mycloud.com/