WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage


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WD Mycloud 3TB 3.5 inch GB Lan USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - White

A cloud of your own:
- Keep your content safe at home. Get abundant storage and blazing-fast performance without paying monthly fees.

Shared storage and backup:
- Store, organize and back up your photos, videos, music and important documents all in one place.

Anywhere access:
- Use WD’s free apps to upload, access and share from anywhere with your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.

See it in action:
- Learn more about the personal cloud and how My Cloud can help you save everything and access anywhere.

Your media and files on your own personal cloud:
- My Cloud allows you to keep all your content in one safe place at home. No monthly fees. No limits.

Centralize your family's media collection:
- Store and organize all your family's photos, videos, music and important documents in one secure place on your home network.

Access from anywhere:
- Enjoy your digital life from anywhere on your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With WD's free apps, your personal cloud is always with you.

Expand your tablet and smartphone storage:
- Upload photos and videos directly to your personal cloud from anywhere and free up space on your mobile devices

Automatic file backup for all your computers:
- Easily back up the files from all the PC and Mac computers in your home. Get peace of mind knowing that all your files are securely and automatically backed up on your network.

Flexible backup options:
- Back up, your way. PC users, WD SmartWare Pro offers options for how, when and where you back up your files. Mac users, utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect your data

Connect to Dropbox and more:
- Easily transfer files between your personal cloud, Dropbox and other public cloud accounts using WD's free My Cloud mobile app.

Increase your personal cloud capacity:
- Simply attach a compatible USB 3.0 hard drive directly to the USB expansion port on the My Cloud drive and instantly expand your storage capacity

Transfer and access faster:
- Gigabit Ethernet and a Dual-Core processor deliver faster file transfers and seamless remote access

Password protection for privacy:
- Your data is always safe and completely under your control. Protect your personal cloud from unauthorized access with password protection available for every user

Add an extra layer of protection for your files:
- You can automatically make a second copy, or safepoint, of your My Cloud on your home network. With double-safe protection for all your media, you get ultimate peace of mind

Set up in minutes:
- Get up and running in minutes with WD's rich web-based user interface for seamless web-guided setup. WD's software will auto-detect your drive to make it easy. Need extra help? Visit wd.com/setup/wdmycloud or call WD's easy setup hotline to have our expert customer support team walk you through the installation of My Cloud and WD's free apps for your computers and mobile devices.

Direct photo uploads from your camera with USB 3.0:
- Simply connect your camera using the USB 3.0 port to quickly add all of your photos to your personal cloud

- Interface: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0
- Capacity: 3TB
- OS Compatibility: Windows/Mac

- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP 3) operating systems
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard operating systems
- DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
- Internet connection

What's in the box:
- Personal cloud storage
- Ethernet cable
- AC adapter
- Quick Install Guide
Limited (24 months)
WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage
South Africa
Western Digital
Storage Capacity
3 TB
Western Digital
Bundle deals expire when stock runs out. T&Cs apply

Jaco, South Africa. 7 July 2016

Great for Personal Cloud Storage

Brevan, South Africa. 20 June 2014

Awesome product. I love it. I just wish the documentation was a bit clearer on how to access your configuration settings. It tells you how to download the application to access and manage the device, but not how to access the configuration settings.

I knew how to configure the device because I have a MyBook live as well and you access the configuration in the same way.

Francois, South Africa. 20 March 2014

Greatest product I bought in a while.
Easy to set up. Very user friendly.
A lot of storage with handy features.

Clinton, South Africa. 25 March 2014

The only reason why it’s not getting 5 stars is you can’t copy files to the device directly from your pc via USB, you have to copy, move, delete, etc in the “web” interface. Besides that it is a great product which is easy to install and use.

David, South Africa. 12 June 2014

Fantastic product does exactly what it says on the tin and very easy to setup.

Gert, South Africa. 23 July 2014

I bought this device to stream media to my smart TV and it works perfectly! Backing up and transferring big amounts of data to it is very slow when you don’t have your computer and hard drive connected to a gigabit network. If you’re planning on transferring big amounts of data (20GB and more) from a wireless device, make sure that both the wireless device as well as the router/switch support either 802.11n or 802.11ac. When copying from a USB device connected on the USB 3 port at the back, it copies much faster than over the network. See western Digital’s site for software downloads and tools. Overall, I’m very impressed with this device. Good value for money and a perfect device to centralize your data to be accessible to all networked devices.

Myles, South Africa. 28 August 2014

Brilliant piece of kit. Truly plug and play, and allows me to access my data from wherever I am with the WD My Cloud software, which is downloadable from the WD site. It also allows daisy-chaining, so my old, non-network enabled USB 3.0 WD MyBook HDD has been connected to the My Cloud's USB 3.0 port, and I can now access that HDD as well without having to plug it in all the time.

The WD My Cloud also takes care of any compatability issues, so if you have a Mac / PC and your existing HDD is formatted incorrectly, it doesn't care. The on-board CPU takes care of the conversion algorithms, so all you see is an External Network Attached Storage Device, and you can drag and drop to your heart's content.

Truly a magnificent piece of kit. Would I buy another one? You betcha.

Alan, South Africa. 10 April 2014

Great product at a very good price when you look at the size and compare it to conventional external hard drives with a power supply. I suggest having a portable external as well for when you are on the go or you can just access your files from home over the internet. Not something you would move around, but great when connected to network.
Great for backups.
Easily plays media files on Xbox 360 which is also connected to the network.

Etienne, South Africa. 3 August 2014

Terrible product. Sluggish software. Painfully slow. And disconnects all the time. Stay away.

Hermanus, South Africa. 24 June 2014

After a restart that was needed to turn-on SSH I came to a surprise that my drive which was plugged into the USB3 port was formatted. No warning or anything. Normally I would eject a drive if I'm doing something like this, but forgot about it and drive got formatted.

For the rest of the product I'm happy with.

Albert, South Africa. 10 April 2014

Excellent speed, had some Media streaming service issues (indexing took a lot of CPU, generating excess heat) - for the rest it worked like a charm! Very good value for money

Jarod, South Africa. 20 May 2015

Total waste of money....

I got this to use with my MacBook pro (mid 2014) i7. The SSD on my MacBook is too small so I wanted to keep all my things on the external. The my cloud appealed to me because I could connect wirelessly. In reality though this my cloud is so slow and painful!!! Takes forever to connect to and when you do copy something to it you wait for hours. I connected directly with Ethernet cables as that is supposed to be the fastest way, lame lame lame...the write and read speeds are horrific. Eventually got all my stuff on it and tried to use it over wireless network...even worse!

I have another WD my book and that thing is lightning, using that instead of this rubbish.
No idea if it works better on windows but if you have a mac then give this a skip. Rather get an external like the my book and use that. Will suck that you can't connect wirelessly but at least it works properly.

Yacov, South Africa. 26 March 2014

This cloud storage works very well. But to get a better performance it should be connected via a 1GB switch.
The service and price were very good.

Abraham, South Africa. 10 May 2016

The interface is very user friendly. Much better the seagate. One thing that you need to know is that it is slow over the standard wifi that you may have in your home if you work from the cloud it self or copying to it is slow... but that is the wifi. So wire is the best for this product if you dont want to spend R2000 on a hi end router.

Hennie , South Africa. 20 April 2016

Very good.

Pierre, South Africa. 8 July 2016

Easy, speedy and convenient!

Mark, South Africa. 17 December 2014

My 3rd drive, excellent value, does the job

MARTHINUS, South Africa. 19 January 2015

What a dissapointing piece of equiptment, its tempramental, its slow, and cumbersome. You will do much better just buying a ordinart 3 T harddrive than this overpriced piece of junk

Werner, South Africa. 7 November 2016

Very good product. Auto back-up music, photos and videos from your phone (Android and Apple). Plays movies through DLNA devices. Works great.
Can't install plex on it though, only the WD mirror cloud is able to run plex.

Pawel, South Africa. 22 December 2016

Network IO is slow, the web interface takes a redicuously long time to load, and then elements within the web UI load without any progress indicators. Overall I would not recommend the drive to anyone who wants to run multiple IO operations simultaneously (even via SSH).

Francois, South Africa. 12 January 2017

Good for general home-backups and as a source from where you stream your movies/series. The remote cloud access works 60% of the time. The warranty is 2 years. After 26 months, my 3TB My Cloud just died - the controller board failed and in turn damaged the drive. To recover the data would cost between R4500 to R11 000. This is an affordable, fairly decent option, but be warned you still need to do regular backups via an external drive once a month. It is not particularly fast, or powerful, or completely reliable, but for the price it is as good as it it going to get for a home NAS.

Pieter, South Africa. 10 February 2017

Excellent product and easy to use. No more need to carry an external hard drive around anywhere. Everything on it is accessible from all the computers at home and from anywhere I am over the internet, computers and smart phones. Different user profiles makes controlling access to folders a breeze. With the software on the smart phone, taking photos automatically uploads to my personal cloud, and I need not keep it on the phone anymore.Great product.

Sergio, South Africa. 8 November 2016

Extremely versatile and good value for money.

John, South Africa. 19 October 2016

Really good product.

YASMIENA, South Africa. 21 November 2016

I am very happy with the choice that I have made. It is a wonderful product.

Le-Handre, South Africa. 24 March 2017

An awesome product and I highly recommend it.

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