amazon WD My Cloud Pro reviews
Design and Accessories
PR2100 carrying a square design with good size and heavy. The hard drive is equipped with multiple peripheral connections: 2 USB 3.0 ports (one on the front and one at the back), 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 power connector DC 12V (for redundancy in case one port having problems ).
Two slots designed drive along the front, allowing users to replace hard drives without the need for a tool. PR2100 has 2 hard drive trays, supports up to 16TB capacity. Drive is the default setting in RAID 1 mode, bringing a higher level of security for data but is only available capacity 8 TB. If you want higher capacity the user can switch to RAID 0. The addition also provides product WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 with 4 hard drive tray, supporting a maximum 32TB capacity.
WD equipped accessories included to ensure the drive can use immediately, including external sources to complete the electrical plugs ordinary and cords Gigabit.
Simple installation, does not take much time
Simple settings are always advantages of My Cloud line. You just plugged in, connect the drive, then on the interface via browser settings. When installed on the first interface, you will be prompted to create an account and password (optional). You should also update firmware to the latest version. After performing these two steps you can use the features of the drive.
Accessing, copying data onto My Cloud can perform through the file browser (File Explorer on Windows or Finder on MacOS).
Web management interface is very simple and easy to grasp. Install WD divided into sections such as user management, sharing and management of remote access, backup …
Data backup is a very important activity for those who do content, and the WD My Cloud Pro to ensure adequate supply of the methods most commonly used backup. Drive supports automatic backup software for both Windows (WD SmartWare Pro or Acronis True Image) and MacOS (Apple Time Machine). The other backup methods including USB, remote backup to a different server, then save up services (ElephantDrive, Amazon S3). Also WD is also providing backup solutions from surveillance cameras, allowing integration into the monitoring system.
For those who do design work or creative content, often need to copy data to the SD card or USB memory, the backup feature via USB will be very useful. You can create a command to drive and backups run automatically every time you connect the USB. In the course of actual use, each time taking pictures or filming, I just plug the memory card into the reader and connect to WD My Cloud Pro, the data will be automatically synchronized into the shared folder preset to all colleagues are accessible.
Due towards the film maker or design, WD My Cloud Pro is also compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud, the cloud storage service of the popular Adobe Creative. Besides drive also supports transmission (stream) image via Plex Media Server and allow access through mobile devices.
For hard drive network of WD , it can not fail to mention the companion version on mobile devices: My Cloud app. This application is the access, setting up synchronization between phone and network hard drives. On the Android operating system, this is also the most convenient app for browsing video files, photos or play music directly from supporting player on the outside or open up the very good format compatibility. On iOS, the browser features entertainment content more limited.
The most convenient feature of My Cloud is a self-synchronous snapshot from the phone. You will not know when your smartphone is no problem, so backing up your hard drive should do whenever possible. In addition to the comfortable capacity than online services, hard drive network backups also provides higher privacy and allows you to access faster.
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Operating speed test
My Cloud Pro product line is equipped with a powerful configuration, including 4’s processor and 4GB of RAM, Intel Pentium N3710 to ensure stability when many, many tasks at the same time work. We tried simultaneous processing capabilities of the device by watching movies on 3 transmitted from the device via WiFi phone, at the same time do copied large file to the drive via an ethernet connection. Test results showed the device to watch movies smoothly, and speed copied file to drive is not affected.
To test the speed of operation of the device, we measured the speed of read / write realistic for large files (video file), and file sizes small (folder containing 1000 images with text size different amounts).
Results show that the My Cloud Pro 2 ensures fast read / write continuously approximately 100 MB / s for large files, and about 60MB / s for small files folder. This speed will be reduced significantly if the connection via WiFi, just reach up to 10MB / s for standard network N. Still WiFi network speed enough to transmit films or data access smoother.
WD My Cloud Pro is the hard drive network users towards filmmaking, design features of the drive should also be customized for the user needs. Drive supports multiple forms of backup, the ability to transfer media files well and feature access, synchronization of mobile devices are also focused. If you know the advantage of My Cloud Pro features will be a very good support and equipment for the job, especially for group work.
– Supports multiple backup features, TV movies towards filmmakers, designers
– Install and use a simple
– Allows easy hard drive replacement without tools
– There are many to choose storage levels
– The price is high