- Specifications and packaging
- Interface Impressions
- Test Bench and Testing Methodology
- NAS Performance Test
- LAN Speed Test
- Transfer tests
- Online Purchase Links
Having a cloud storage has its usefulness but having your own network storage has many added advantages. Cloud and online storage have been proved unreliable at times. From the time when thousands of users have lost data because of MEGAUPLOAD raid, to even the times the infamous iCloud storage disaster. Apart from storage, they can be used for downloading, uploading and syncing data from and to your PCs and notebooks.
Well, this is something that WD highlights in their product page:
We started testing NAS. First, it was Synology single-bay DS112J for Digit a long time ago. Then came Thecus N2310. As we slowly start reviewing NAS drives, we’ll also take a look at WD’s pre-installed network HDD solution. This time, it’s the ‘personal cloud’ storage drive.
WD My Cloud personal drive comes with a pre-installed 2TB storage, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a USB 3.0 port. A complete and personal solution who wouldn’t have the need to go anything more than a particular storage space. Depending on the solutions from the diskless NAS counterparts, drives like My Cloud could give a more overall value solution. Let’s take a closer look and evaluate the performance.