WD, a body of Western Digital and an affluent in storage solutions rolls out new enhancements to WD’s family of My Cloud personal storage devices in India. The new developments comprise a new, redesigned My Cloud OS 3 operating system, Software Developer Kit (SDK) to enable better app integration, and new My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 personal cloud storage device with faster processing capability than previous generations.
WD’s My Cloud OS 3 features
- Intuitive user interface that delivers a rich content-sharing experience and back-up and sync capabilities while retaining the privacy and control of personal cloud devices physically located in the home or office.
- With new web browser MyCloud.com enables users a global access to their My Cloud 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 notebook computer and Chromecast device support.
Commenting on the latest development, Khalid Wani, Director, Content Solutions Business, India, Middle East and Africa, WD said, “Availability of better infrastructure such as 4G and increased broadband speeds has made it compelling for our consumers to adopt personal cloud. They enjoy the peace of mind from backing up PCs, smart phones, and tablets to and centralizing personal content on their My Cloud systems.” “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 company made other announcements like the My Cloud Device SDK based on Docker open platform technology and My Cloud API enabling developers to build new extensions, features and capabilities within the My Cloud ecosystem of personal cloud storage devices.
A new software upgrade with commencing a new version of its My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage device, Gen 2, featuring two hard drives set to Mirror Mode (RAID 1), ensuring content is stored on one drive and automatically duplicated to a second drive. The new My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 personal cloud storage device includes the new features announced for My Cloud OS 3, an improved processor and 512 MB RAM for faster file transfers and application support.
Pricing and Availability
WD My Cloud OS 3 will be available at the end of the month as a free download on current My Cloud personal cloud storage devices. In India, My Cloud devices that will support the new My Cloud OS 3 include: My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror and My Cloud Expert Series EX2/EX4. Customers can also download the new WD My Cloud mobile app, available now on the iTunes and Google Play stores. Access to the My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API will be available to interested developers late September.
The My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 personal cloud storage device will have an approximate price of INR 23500 for 4 TB, INR 30000 for 6TB, INR 37500 for 8TB, and INR 55000 for 12 TB variants. The product will be available in India from November onwards through WD’s leading resellers, large-format retail, and online partners.