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January 25, 2014

WD Expands Products with MY Cloud and My Cloud EX4 with PERSONAL Cloud Storage System

Western Digital introduced its new WD My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions. WD My Cloud is a complete solution for users to organize, centralize and secure the digital content from all of their computers and mobile devices and access those files from any device, from anywhere in the world.

WD products for personal cloud includes the My Cloud and  WD My Cloud EX4 is a complete solution for users to organize, centralize and secure the digital content from all of their computers and mobile devices and access those files from any device, from anywhere in the world.

My Cloud

Streamlined Setup and Backup. Customers can get their personal cloud up and running in minutes with WD’s rich web-based user interface for seamless web-guided setup. WD's software auto-detects the drive to make setup simple for novice users. 
Once the WD My Cloud drive is setup, customers can easily connect their computers and mobile devices with WD's free desktop and mobile apps. With a Gigabit Ethernet connection and Dual-Core processor, transferring files is blazing fast, allowing customers to quickly centralize all of the digital content scattered across various devices onto WD My Cloud. With direct file uploads from mobile devices, important files and videos can be safely moved to WD My Cloud, freeing up valuable space on users’ tablets and smartphones. 
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Customers can also use their WD My Cloud to back up their computers and digital files. For PC users, WD SmartWare™ Pro software offers options for how, when and where to back up files. Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data.


Complete Control. WD My Cloud users can store and organize their families’ photos, videos, music and important documents in one secure place on the home network. With the new WD My Cloud desktop app, navigating, controlling and sharing these files from anywhere in the world is simple and intuitive. WD My Cloud is available in 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB capacities, providing bountiful storage capacity with no monthly payment required. Customers can also attach a compatible USB 3.0 hard drive directly to the USB expansion port on the WD My Cloud drive and instantly expand their storage capacity.

Additionally, WD My Cloud serves as a home’s digital entertainment hub, storing terabytes of movies and music that can then be streamed to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live media player, as well as smart TVs and gaming consoles.


Accessing the Personal Cloud. Available for iOS and Android devices, the new WD My Cloud mobile app allows users to view photos, stream video and access their files from anywhere on their smartphones or tablets. The mobile app also makes file sharing and collaborating simple and secure, allowing customers to easily email files, share files as a link, and print and open files with third party apps.

Additionally, the WD My Cloud mobile app integrates major public cloud services so that customers can easily transfer files between their Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive public cloud account.

WD My Cloud is available at select retailers and is distributed by EA Global and Iontech Inc. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on WD My Cloud is PHP 11, 490 for 4 TB, PHP 8, 990 for 3 TB and PHP 7, 490 for 2 TB
The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. 

WD My Cloud EX4 
Provides several capacity options, allowing customers to choose from a drive-less enclosure that allows customers to customize their capacity and add additional drives as their library of digital content grows, or an 8 TB, 12 TB or 16 TB model1. 
With Easy-Slide-Drive technology, WD My Cloud EX4 allows customers to easily install or hot-swap drives in seconds, without the need for a screwdriver, toolkit or trays. Additionally, customers can attach a compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the WD My Cloud EX4 to instantly expand their storage capacity.  

Ultimate Data Protection. WD My Cloud EX4 arms users with multiple options to secure digital data from a potential loss by providing RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or allowing users to select from spanning and JBOD modes for even more options to manage data. Customers can also use their WD My Cloud EX4 to back up all of their computers and devices with WD SmartWare™ Pro software for PC users. Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data. The WD My Cloud EX4 can also backup itself, either to another WD My Cloud EX4 in a different location, or to cloud services such as Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive. To ensure 24/7 data protection and reliability the WD My Cloud EX4 includes redundant power supplies and Ethernet ports.
Advanced Streaming and Serving. WD My Cloud EX4 serves as a home’s digital entertainment hub, configurable for up to 16 TB of movies and music that can then be streamed to any DLNA®/UPnP® certified multimedia device such as gaming consoles, smart TVs and WD TV® Live™ media players. The Twonky 7.2, DLNA-certified 1.5 media server and iTunes® server make for simple streaming of large movie and music libraries. Additionally, the integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P download server provide advanced data serving options for WD My Cloud EX4 users.

Advanced Streaming and Serving. WD My Cloud EX4 serves as a home’s digital entertainment hub, configurable for up to 16 TB of movies and music that can then be streamed to any DLNA®/UPnP® certified multimedia device such as gaming consoles, smart TVs and WD TV® Live™ media players. The Twonky 7.2, DLNA-certified 1.5 media server and iTunes® server make for simple streaming of large movie and music libraries. Additionally, the integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P download server provide advanced data serving options for WD My Cloud EX4 users.
Price and Availability. WD My Cloud EX4 is available at select retailers and distributed by Iontech Inc. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is PHP 17, 990 for the drive-less WD My Cloud EX4, PHP 38, 490 for 8TB, PHP 46, 090 for 12 TB and PHP 55, 190 for 16 TB
The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. WD My Cloud EX4 comes with a two year limited warranty.
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