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Western Digital My Cloud Mirror - Consumer Mirrored Cloud Storage

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital

Internals and Setup

Internals:

Here's the My Cloud Mirror with the lid popped:

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Drives can be easily hot swapped with the device still on, though the swaps are not completely tool-less as you'd have to swap over the screwed in stubs that slide along the internal rails.

Setup:

Plug in power, connect to your router, give it a minute to boot, and check network devices under Windows. Simple:

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Launching from the storage pane (selected above) opens the My Cloud GUI in your default browser:

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You are then prompted to set up your My Cloud login. This is the service that lets you 'reach back' to access files on the My Cloud via your mobile devices, or when you are away from home:

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After login, you see the My Cloud control panel, which gives all sorts of handy info at a glance:

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As an aside, there are tools available from the Western Digital download page:

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Pictured is the WD Discovery tool in action:

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In case your OS does not see the My Cloud natively, this tool can locate, configure, and even map shares automatically.

July 9, 2014 | 10:35 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Hmm, this or a Synology NAS?

July 10, 2014 | 05:21 PM - Posted by fade2blac

Any SSH access? Also, it might help to spell out what jumbo frame sizes are supported (4k, 9k, 10k, etc.) Unfortunately, not all jumbo frames are equal because its something of an unofficial/loose standard. It sucks to troubleshoot network issues because even though all your devices support "jumbo" frames, one supports up to 9k and two older devices only support up to 4k...and even then finding out that "4k" is not the same actual payload size in bytes across different devices.

July 19, 2014 | 10:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Just a buyer beware here. I got a WD router a few years ago that also had a built in HD with access to the WD2go website, which i believe is the same as this My Cloud stuff. As far as I can tell the WD cloud service scans the contents of the drive for copyrighted material and, if it finds any, makes the drive invisible to your account when you aren't accessing it on the LAN. So if you were thinking that this might be a great way to save your mp3s and movies on your own internet accessible hard drive I'd warn you that you may be very disappointed.

I'm not sure that this is still the case with the WD2go service since I gave up on trying to get it to work a couple years ago. I'd be interested to see if anyone has any recent experience with this. I'd love to be wrong and be able to actually utilize that router again.

July 21, 2014 | 05:25 AM - Posted by Sara Sota (not verified)

Hi, I need 4TB external hard drive to set up a personal cloud. Wondering what the differences are between "My Cloud Mirror 4TB" and cloudwedge". would you explained me please?

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