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WD has introduced its new My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions. They provide 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, says Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronic groups
By simply connecting a My Cloud personal cloud drive to the Internet, consumers get the anywhere, any-device access they can get from the public cloud, without having to pay monthly fees or giving up control of their personal data, he adds. Using the My Cloud drive, which is Mac and Windows compatible, users can share files, stream media and access content anywhere with no monthly fees and feel secure in the knowledge that their cloud resides in their own home under their exclusive control, says Welsh.
My Cloud is available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB 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 My Cloud drive and instantly expand their storage capacity.
The 2TB and 3TB My Cloud is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com. The 4TB My Cloud is expected to be available in November. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is US$149.99 for 2 TB, $179.99 for 3TB and $249.99 for 4TB. The My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. A two drive and four drive My Cloud configuration will be available in the future.