WD rolls out My Cloud OS 3; puts control of content into the hands of consumers

WD, a leader in storage solutions, launched the third generation My Cloud OS at the recently concluded IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin last September. Now, WD My Cloud users in the Philippines can get the best of their storage solutions with the newest My Cloud OS. With the My Cloud operating system 3, you can take your “cloud” with you, access and transfer files, wherever, via your mobile device.

The redesigned My Cloud OS 3 features an intuitive user interface, and back-up and sync capabilities that boost the personal cloud NAS offering while retaining the privacy and control unique to personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office. My Cloud OS 3 also features new photo and video capabilities via two new user experiences: MyCloud.com, which enables file collaboration, comprehensive access management, and photo and video gallery access; and My Cloud Albums app that enables users to send a link to a common location, or “album,” on the My Cloud to all their friends and family.

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“We know our personal cloud customers place the highest value on their personal content and enjoy the peace of mind from backing up PCs, smart phones and tablets to and centralizing content on their My Cloud systems,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of Content Solutions business at WD. “They tell us they are confident in the privacy, control and anywhere access we provide them with the My Cloud OS. Now, with My Cloud OS 3, we’ve made users’ management of their digital lives easier than ever before.”

The My Cloud OS 3 also has a new WD Sync feature that enables users to sync data across multiple PCs and notebooks, ensuring that important files are up to date and available to users from almost any device.

WD has also introduced My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API which enables 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, allows easy access and collaboration among developers to create customized experiences. Partners already developing extensions and new features based on the new SDK include Plex and Milestone.

On top of that, WD also rolled out 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. Out of the box, it will carry the new features announced for My Cloud OS 3, an improved processor, and 512MB RAM.

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WD My Cloud OS 3 is now available as a free download on current My Cloud personal cloud storage devices. My Cloud devices supporting the new OS 3 include: My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud Expert Series EX2/EX4, My Cloud Expert Series EX2100/EX4100 and My Cloud Business Series DL2100/DL4100. Customers can also download the new WD My Cloud mobile apps, which are now available on the iTunes and Google Play stores. Access to My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API will be available to interested developers late October.

My Cloud Mirror will have a sticker price of PHP 15,990 for 4TB, PHP 20,990 for 6TB, PHP 25,990 for 8TB and will be available at select retailers and distributors later in October.

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