Tech Made Simple

Hot Topics: How to Fix Bluetooth Problems | The Best Coffee Grinder | Best Fitness Trackers Under $50 | Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy

Top News Stories

author photo

WD My Cloud Home Makes Controlling & Accessing Files Anywhere Easy

by on August 30, 2017
in Computers & Accessories, News, Sponsored, Computers and Software, Blog :: 1 comment

Today, Western Digital announced the My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo personal cloud storage solutions. Both are designed to provide an easy way to back up all your files from all your devices in one central place – and control and access those from anywhere with an internet connection.

Setup is as simple as plugging the My Cloud Home or Home Duo into your router, creating a My Cloud account, and installing the app on your devices. You can set your family’s computers, tablets and smartphones to automatically back up wirelessly, and quickly import photos and videos from other devices, including USB flash drives, external hard drives and even cloud storage providers. Each family member can have their own private space that only they have access to. 

My Cloud Home Duo

With all of your photos and videos in one place, they’re also easy to share privately with family and friends, including the option for SMS-optimized thumbnails that link to full-sized images. And the My Cloud Home drives make streaming video a smooth experience, even when you’re on the road, with their ability to match the quality of the video to your screen resolution and connection speed. It also integrates with Plex for watching videos or listening to music on a smart TV or media player.

The My Cloud Home Duo offers the same features as the My Cloud Home, plus a dual-drive configuration set to Mirror Mode (RAID 1) to provide an extra layer of security.

The My Cloud Home starts at $159.99 for a 2TB drive and will be available for $179.99 for 3TB, $199.99 for 4TB, $259.99 for 6TB and $319.99 for 8TB at The My Cloud Home Duo starts at $309 for a 4TB drive will be available for $399.99 for 8TB, $549.99 for 12TB, and $699.99 for 16TB at

[Image credit: Suzanne Cohen/Techlicious, Western Digital]

Discussion loading


My Cloud Home

From Cheri Madison on September 16, 2017 :: 1:48 pm

I’m kind of a newbie so I hope this doesn’t sound like too stupid a question:

Why isn’t this a better solution for file backup than using a cloud storage service onto some remote server? It’s automatic so files would be up-to-date. And there are no monthly fees, so it would end up being far cheaper.

Knowing you get what you pay for, what do you lose by going this route?


© Techlicious LLC. Home | About | Meet the Team | Sponsorship Opportunities | Newsletter Archive | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Techlicious participates in affiliate programs, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which provide a small commission from some, but not all, of the "click-thru to buy" links contained in our articles. These click-thru links are determined after the article has been written, based on price and product availability — the commissions do not impact our choice of recommended product, nor the price you pay. When you use these links, you help support our ongoing editorial mission to provide you with the best product recommendations.

site design: Juxtaprose