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WD introduces My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo personal cloud storage solutions (Update)

By John Law & Kenny Yeo - on 9 Nov 2017, 12:00pm

WD introduces My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo personal cloud storage solutions (Update)

From L-R: Hui Low, Product Marketing Manager, APAC; Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Asia South; and Albert Chang, Senior Product Marketing Manager, APAC, WD.

Update (November 9, 2017): Local pricing and availability for the WD My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo added to the article.

Originally published on November 7, 2017:

The new My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo are WD’s latest personal cloud storage drives, designed to be easy to use.

Like most networking devices today, the setup can be done using a mobile app, in this case, the My Cloud Home mobile app. Alternatively, users can also do it online at MyCloud.com/hello

So once you have it up and running, what can you do with it? 

For a start, it enables wireless backups of just about any device you can think of. WD provides apps for your iOS and Android devices, as well as your PCs and Macs, and it is through these apps that users can configure automatic wireless backups.

It also enables remote access to your data on the drive. Users can access their My Cloud Home drive from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a working internet connection using one of these three methods: the My Cloud Home mobile app, the My Cloud Home desktop app, or via the MyCloud.com web interface.

There's a USB port behind each device, but it can only be used to import content. You cannot expand storage via the USB port.

The My Cloud Home drives can also work with other cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox. My Cloud Home will automatically download your data from these cloud storage accounts, so that you can have a personal copy.

Additionally, it works with other apps like Plex, so that your videos stay organized and you can stream them from the Plex Web app. Or if you have a Plex Pro account, you can use Plex on your device to access your videos remotely.

The WD My Cloud Home comes in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB capacities. They are priced at RM739, RM839, RM1,059, RM1,459 and RM1,799, respectively.

For users who want more storage or greater security, they can opt for the My Cloud Home Duo. These come with two drives and can be configured in either RAID 0 or RAID 1, depending on your needs. The My Cloud Home Duo comes in 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, and 20TB capacities. The prices for these are RM1,599, RM1,999, RM2,499, RM3,459, RM3,999 and RM4,399, respectively.