WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, has introduced significant enhancements to WD’s family of My Cloud® personal storage devices last Tuesday, September 29. Three major things were introduced during the event, namely: their My Cloud OS 3, in-house SDK, and My Cloud Mirror.
WD’s My Cloud OS 3 features an intuitive user interface delivering a rich content-sharing experience, and back-up and sync capabilities that elevate the personal cloud NAS offering while retaining the privacy and control unique to personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office.
Mr. Simon Whitford, WD Regional Marketing Manager for APAC, discussing the latest innovations from WD
My Cloud OS 3 features new photo and video capabilities. MyCloud.com provides users
global access to their My Cloud via an intuitive web browser-based user interface and enables file collaboration, comprehensive access management and a photos and videos gallery view.
My Cloud OS 3’s new WD Sync™ feature syncs data across multiple PCs and notebooks, ensuring that important files are up to date and available to users from almost any device. The new OS also allows users to set up automatic camera-roll backup of photos from smartphones and tablets and offers a new transfer tool that enables users to easily and quickly move their files to My Cloud devices. The OS also includes Chromebook and Chromecast support.
As part of the My Cloud OS 3 launch, WD has introduced My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API enabling developers to build new extensions, features and capabilities within the My Cloud ecosystem of personal cloud storage devices. The My Cloud Device SDK, based on the Docker™ open platform technology, ensures developers can easily access and collaborate to create customized experiences. Partners already developing extensions and new features based on the new SDK include Plex and Milestone.
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In addition to new software upgrades, WD has also introduced a new version of My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage devices, featuring two hard drives set to Mirror Mode (RAID 1), ensuring content is stored on one drive and automatically duplicated to a second drive. My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage includes the new features announced for My Cloud OS 3 and an improved processor and 512 MB RAM for faster file transfers and application support.
WD My Cloud OS 3 will be available at the end of the month and will be a free download for current WD My Cloud products.
My Cloud Mirror will have an SRP of PHP 15,990 (4TB), PHP 20,990 (6TB), and PHP 25,990 (8TB).