Western Digital WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage In-Depth Review – 2TB 3TB WDBCTL0020HWT-NESN

Western Digital WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage In-Depth Review – 2TB 3TB WDBCTL0020HWT-NESN

Buy it on Amazon – http://goo.gl/QU4nS7 (affiliate link). See my follow up videos here:

All of my MyCloud videos – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCZHp4d1HnIsoGwdI2GZHFpdB9e0XZ9fK

Benchmarks – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD5H1CjmgZY
Direct USB Transfer and SSH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnipLxXawZU
Connecting Multiple Drives – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmYi2oPYr3Y
Configuring remote users – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46EV7Yg2wV4

The Western Digital My Cloud hard drive combines local network attached storage capabilities with external cloud access.

The drive can be accessed with a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device. It also automatically shares media files stored on the drive with DLNA and UPnP devices like smart televisions, Xboxes, and PS3’s.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product through the Amazon Vine program to review on Amazon’s site.



vickie paolini says:

as usuall overengineered software. slow software. almost forces youto use the "cloud". dont use the configutil. confusing. I just want a file server, I dont need it tio give me blowjobs also.

CrossFitConfessions says:

You should be able to install Infuse on your AppleTV (4), and find your shared folders. I have used Infuse for years on AppleTV 2 and now AppleTV 4, and pointed it to my shared folders on my iMac which has all my videos. The shouldn't be a reason why Infuse would not see your shared folders on your WD CloudDrive, as there would be no logical reason why it would see a shared folder on an external hdd attached to an iMac, and not a nas connected to my router??? Or is there?
Might go and pick one up to test that issue.

Dulaj Atapattu says:

Great video. A clear demonstration.

samiebuka says:

I bought the wd myCloud, based in part on this review and I am sorry to say that is the most useless product I have ever used. Terrible! Slow, unreliable. I tried a gigaspeed hub an cables. It takes hours to backup any large files. No trash can, so if you miss clic on the web interface, the files are gone, which is so slow, it is likely to happen. This sort of defeats the purpose of backups.

Also, I you want to verify what is on the disk, take your time, you better not be in a hurry. I am not bashing, just warning people. I have spent the last 3 days trying to access my files because of a firmware issue? update? No direct access, only network.

Terrible, I would gladly send it to you so you can use it as a paper weight.

M/V Ammonite says:

Great video!

Tanmay Shrimali says:

Hey Lon.
Hi, Greetings from India.
Thanks a Lot Your reviews helped me a lot buying nas storage for my home.
I have a Issue . I am not transfer speeds more than 11.5 MBps max on wifi on WD my cloud.I am using a 850MBPS router also.
Other customer on amazon here claim to get upto 55MBps speed with a gigabit router. Can You help?
I am using Dual band gigabit router TP LINK archer C60 AC1350

Kyle Peterson says:

Can you edit the files anywhere with that Cloud feature on? Such as pictures, if I were to go through and fine tune them at a coffee shop with my drive at home??

Karl Mullings says:

Hi Lon,

Thanks for the videos. My name is Karl and I am a photographer in Flagstaff. I have a small studio with myself and two assistants. I am looking of a way to have a NAS in the studio, any of the three of us to access the images from the office or home. We shoot 30 to 50K images per year.

Any ideas, we all change files daily.

Right now I backup using crono sync

Ruckus Tran says:

yo Lon can i delete all the other stuff that come with the Harddrive and just make a Simple one folder? or i gotta leave all those stuff an then make one folder for my self

Haiting Liang says:

Such a useful video!! Picked up a few tricks to configure my cloud. Thank you so much!
Just a quick question, my PC tends to download the music, instead of playing/streaming the file, when I click on the file. Is there anything I can do in the Settings to make my computer play the file directly? Thanks!

mrken503 says:

Great video! I like how you clearly explain how to use the device. 

I was hoping you may have an answer to my problem. I recently purchased a My Cloud server. I have several documents I wanted to load on the My Cloud that have hyperlinks to jump from the main document to other documents and then back to the main document. These documents are running on MS Word 2003 and work fine on my PC.
I loaded these same documents to the My Cloud server in my
Network, under the Public folder.  When I logon through the My Cloud web access link, and open the main document, the
hyperlinks that jump to different sections within the main document work well. If I try to use a hyperlink in the main document to link to other documents, I get an error.

I called Western Digital Tech Support and they said the My Cloud server does not support hyperlinks. I returned the My Cloud server.

Are you aware of a personal server that will support hyperlinks
between documents?

Moisés Briseño Estrello says:

Thanks! It was extremely useful, I didn't knew how to use my wd my cloud. Thanks a lot!

Fünfte kraft says:

Can someone help me? i want the machine to go on sleep mode. In the dashboard there is an Option for it but still it does Not put the machine to sleep, what am i doing wrong?

zulizali says:

Thank you so much for this excellent video explanation, much appreciated.


Great Video! WD really didn't give us any info on this device.

Leonardo Lopez says:

Hi Lon, how do you sinc the TV with The cloud, to see the video files and play them on the TV?, do you need an extra app on the TV? I have a Sony Bravia smart-tv

Darryl James says:

this was published in 2013 it now 2017 does the new WD NAS and Apple TV 4 Gen sycn up

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