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Western Digital My Cloud Mirror - Consumer Mirrored Cloud Storage

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital

Introduction and Packaging


Late last year, Western Digital launched their My Cloud series, first with a single-drive My Cloud, and immediately followed up with a beefier small-office product, the 4-drive My Cloud EX4. Then earlier this year, they filled My Cloud gap (so to speak), with a 2-drive variant of the EX4 - the My Cloud EX2. As the EX2 was more of a business type of NAS, it commanded a bit of a price premium as compared to competing 2-bay NAS devices. The logical solution is was for WD to expand the standard My Cloud lineup upward by adding a 2-bay device to their existing consumer line.

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The My Cloud Mirror is very similar to the My Cloud EX2. You get the bulk of the same features as compared with the EX2, but with some of the more workstation / enterprise features removed. Here's a couple of slides to help explain those differences:

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Packaging is simple, with only a power adapter, ethernet cable, and quick start guide needed.

Read on for more on Western Digital's new My Cloud Mirror!

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July 10, 2014 | 01:35 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Hmm, this or a Synology NAS?

September 8, 2015 | 07:03 PM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)


Either this, Synology or build your own NAS,..... :)

I have a WD MyCloud EX2 and I run a Windows Server 2012 Essentials box as well as running a Synology DSM device. IMO, for ease of use, features and OS I would definitely recommend the Synology.

July 10, 2014 | 08:21 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.

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July 19, 2014 | 01:32 PM - 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 | 08:25 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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