My Cloud

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MyCloud
Black-And-White-MyCloud.png
MyCloud devices as of 2015.
DeveloperWestern Digital Corporation
TypeNetwork-attached storage
Related
Websitewww.mycloud.com

The My Cloud is a line of personal network-attached storage devices and multi-purpose servers designed and marketed by Western Digital Corporation (WD). My Cloud devices come in sizes of 2 terabytes, 3 terabytes, 4 terabytes, and 8 terabytes. A second model of My Cloud may have up to 16 terabytes.[1]

Hardware[edit]

My Cloud uses a Mindspeed Comcerto 2000 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 Communication processor running at 650 MHz. The gigabit Ethernet port is a Broadcom BCM54612E Gigabit Ethernet transceiver. Other components include 256 megabytes of Samsung K4B2G1646E DDR3 random access memory and 512 kilobytes of Winbound 25X40CL flash memory. The drive used is a WD Red 2 terabyte hard drive.

My Cloud relies on fanless air convection for cooling.

My Cloud OS Dashboard
My Cloud OS allows users of My Cloud NASs to control their My Cloud device. Depicted in the screenshot is the dashboard of My Cloud OS.

My Cloud OS[edit]

My Cloud comes pre-installed with the My Cloud OS (operating system).[2] However, it is possible to overwrite it with a custom, third-party operating system.

This operating system is proprietary, with a user-friendly graphical user interface. However, others have found the operating system to be Linux, with a graphical user interface, but also SSH accessible.[3] which comes pre-installed on all My Cloud devices.[4]

Compatibility[edit]

My Cloud apps[edit]

My Cloud is compatible with personal computers, Apple Macs, Android devices, and iOS devices, via an application provided by Western Digital.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Ken (3 January 2014). "Western Digital My Cloud 2TB NAS Review". Legit Reviews.
  2. ^ a b "MyCloud OS". MyCloud.com.
  3. ^ a b Mindrum, Tucker (19 November 2015). "WD My Cloud OS 3 Review". StorageReview.com.
  4. ^ a b "My Cloud OS 5: Release Notes". WDC.com.