Western Digital Launches Consumer and Prosumer Storage Solutions – the WD My Cloud and My Cloud EX4

Instead of backing up your files on the cloud, why have your own Personal Cloud? That’s what Western Digital’s new storage solutions offer, a cloud – read: huge storage – of your own. You can leave it on your desk, at work or at home, because, as long as you have Internet connection, you can securely access and share your files anytime.
Taking your My Cloud with you.

Simon Whitford, Senior Regional Marketing Manager APAC, Western Digital, walked the audience through the features of both My Cloud products launched.

Launched were two Western Digital (WD) consumer and prosumer storage devices – the My Cloud and My Cloud EX4, respectively. Let’s check out the My Cloud first.

  • The WD My Cloud, available since January 2014, houses a single drive and is small enough to fit in a bag, as any slightly chunky dictionary would.

  • The WD Mobile App (for iOS and Android) allows transfers between Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive public accounts. The App also allows easy and secure file sharing and collaboration – you can email files, share them as links, and print them through third party apps. Restricted file sharing with, for example, the computer or mobile device of a co-worker, is possible. Share only the folders you want, and then later, remove your co-worker’s access. You can also upload files from your mobile device to your My Cloud storage.

Western Digital My Cloud Specs and Pricing

Dual Core Processor
Gigabit Ethernet
USB 3.0 expansion port
PC/Mac compatible
DLNA 1.5 & UPnP certified
Free mobile apps for iOS and Android
Free desktop file management app
Web-based setup UI
Control dashboard
iTunes server support
Automatic device discovery
128-bit AES encryption for cloud

The WD My Cloud comes in 3 configurations:
2TB – PHP 7,490.00
3TB – PHP 8.990.00
4TB – PHP 11,490.00


Now here’s the WD My Cloud EX4.

Fits on your desk

The WD My Cloud EX4 (above), a high-performance four-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution for creative professionals, prosumer, workgroups, and anyone who wants a reliable way to save, share, back up, stream, and manage MASSIVE amounts of digital data. Again, as long as you have Internet connection, you can also access your files from anywhere and share them securely.

Hot swapping

The WD My Cloud EX4 allows for hot-swapping of drives, no need for screwdrivers, toolkits, or trays. Also, you can even attach a compatible USB 3.0 hard drive to the USB expansion port to expand storage capacity.

Rear shot

The WD My Cloud EX4 comes in four configurations:

0 drive … SRP PHP 17,990
8TB ……. SRP PHP 36,490
12TB …..  SRP PHP 46,090
16TB …..  SRP PHP 55,190


So, how do you want to manage your growing collection of pictures and downloads? Dozens of external hard disks? Paid cloud storage? Or your own cloud? For details on the WD My Cloud and WD My Cloud EX4, visit the Western Digital website.


Author’s Note:

An earlier version of this post appeared on Technoodling.net.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.