I am terrible with technology. I know I’m fairly smart but it seems my brain just cannot process or let alone understand computers or networking. I guess I’ve gotten used to everything being automatic (Mac user here haha) that I’ve just given up on setting up say, our Wi-Fi/router or networking all our computers. My husband, Carlos, on the other hand, is amazing at this. He used to work as an IT person (see, I don’t even know his proper title) at an online gaming company and he just loves tinkering with computers/machines. Anything that’s broken at home, he will fix it. (Hmm, maybe we’re getting to the root of why I don’t even try to understand these things haha.)
So anyway, Western Digital approached me and asked if I wanted to try out their newest product: the My Cloud. I’ve heard of cloud technology before–Carlos explained it to me: its like a hard drive but you upload it via internet and it saves in a remote location but its super cool because you can access all your files from pretty much anywhere (your computer, laptop, smartphone, etc). So of course, I’ve kind of related it to that and thought that it would be nice to be able to access all our files even when were not at home, as long as we have internet.
Okay, so I will be completely honest with you–I did not help out with setting up the My Cloud in our home. Carlos did everything. But my gosh, it is just heaven-sent! First off, all our computers are now connected. I have my MacBook, Carlos has his PC and we have an extra laptop, iPad and our Smartphones–they are all connected. We can easily access files from wherever we are at home (we don’t own a mansion, but sometimes we’d rather not get out of bed to work on something) and the most exciting part: we can access files from our Smartphones, even when we’re not at home. Isn’t that cool?! Mainly, its watching a downloaded movie or listening to an album from our computers, but one time I had to get to a work file and send asap and yes, I was able to do it from my Smartphone. What a lifesaver! Carlos also did something to it so that it connects to our TV, so all the new movies from our computer can be accessed right away and we can watch without having to move the file/s.
I won’t even try to explain how it all works, because I am the worst person to explain it. But oh my, all the convenience of having a My Cloud–I can talk about it ALL DAY! It is just the best thing that’s ever happened to our home as it keeps all our files safely stored and easy to access via any device. And what I love most about it is the storage space!!! We get 2 TB in that one drive! Its really the best!
Capacity: 2TB (WDBCTL0020HWT)
Interface: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0
Size: 6.7” x 5.5” x 1.9”
Weight: 2.19 lbs
Compatibility: Windows 8/7/ Vista/XP (SP3) and Mac OS X
DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
Warranty: 2 years
So since I was absolutely no help with explaining how to set it up, I’ve decided to add a video link. Apparently, its SUPER EASY to do. Its pretty much plug and play! 🙂 Watch and learn more about the WD My Cloud below.