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Western Digital unveiled My Cloud, an external storage device connects to your home network


World’s largest hard drive manufacturer Western Digital (WD) has announced a new kind of physical storage device – My Cloud, which do things more than a traditional external hard drive does.

Western Digital revealed My Cloud hard drive, which can connect to your network wirelessly.
Western Digital revealed My Cloud hard drive, which can connect to your network wirelessly.

Users can wirelessly connect My Cloud device to your home or office network to transfer files from and to it. This plug-and-play device will help you to upload/download the files anywhere from/to My Cloud using any device, while connected to the internet. The USB 3.0 port also works as an expansion slot and the Ethernet (Gigabit) will help you to connect wired to a network. My Cloud also comes with the DLNA feature and the inbuilt dual-core processor power the device.

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My Cloud works with Mac or Windows and no need of installing any software, but WD has introduced the user-friendly My Cloud Dashboard, which can be accessed via web browser to manage users, storage space and settings. The company has also released apps for iOS and Android to upload photos, videos or any other documents/files and you can also integrate with other cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive.

Regarding the price point, the Western Digital My Cloud is priced $150 for 2TB variant, $180 for 3TB and $250 for 4TB variant. However, currently only 2TB and 3TB devices available in market – in few retail stores and online at wdstore.com.

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