Can WD My Cloud be used as NAS?
The Ethernet port is just about the only thing that the WD My Cloud Home has in common with its predecessor, the WD My Cloud. This is not a traditional NAS device, in that it doesn’t work like a server that sits on your network. It cannot be accessed or configured using universal network standards and protocols.
What is SmartWare on WD My Cloud?
WD SmartWare is designed to provide users with administrative controls over their external drives. Much like other software backup tools, WD SmartWare provides users with the ability to schedule automated backups at periodic intervals which will take place without requiring user input.
What can I use WD My Cloud for?
My Cloud™ Home is an easy-to-use personal cloud storage device that plugs directly into your Wi-Fi® router at home so you can save all your digital content in one central place. Unlike a NAS, it’s a simple centralized solution to back up your photos, videos and files, and have it stored in one place.
Can I connect WD My Cloud directly to computer?
see less To summarize all the debate below: you CAN connect the My Cloud directly to your computer via Ethernet ONLY. You CANNOT use the USB port; the My Cloud is an intelligent network device, not a dumb* USB drive. As an intelligent network device, it can support additional drives of its own.
Can I use WD My Cloud without Internet?
You cannot use the My Cloud without internet access. It requires internet as it authenticates you through the WD servers. If you disconnect from the internet while using it, it will continue to work for up to an hour before your session expires and you lose access to your files.
Is WD SmartWare backup any good?
The WD My Book Essential is a good choice for a personal backup or plain ol’ external hard drive. The ability to protect your data with a password and 256-bit encryption is a welcome addition, and the integrated backup software, SmartWare, does a solid job of providing automatic backup.
How do I backup with WD My Cloud?
Back Up Files and Folders Using WD SmartWare
- Download and install the WD SmartWare software on your computer.
- Connect your computer and your My Passport Wireless drive with a USB cable.
- Launch WD SmartWare and select your My Passport Wireless as the backup destination.
- Click the Backup tab.
Is WD SmartWare still supported?
WD SmartWare Pro software is no longer available for purchase. You can download WD Backup Software to back up content to supported WD drives or to a cloud storage service, like Dropbox.
Why is WD My Cloud so slow?
ANSWER WHY IT IS SLOW
WD My Cloud is slow because it is connected on a 100 mbps LAN network which means the max transfer speed is 100/8 -> 12.5 MO/sec you can know if your WD My Cloud is on a 100 Mbits or a 1 Gbits network by looking at the led next to the RJ45 plug. If it’s orange, it’s 100 Mbits that you have.
How do I add WD My Cloud to a network drive?
Head to the File Explorer and locate your WD Cloud drive. It should be called WDMyCloud. Right-click on the public folder, then select the map network drive option. Choose an available letter from the drive list (drop-down), ensuring to tick the box that says Reconnect at login.
Why can’t I access my WD My Cloud?
Go to Control Panel > Credential Manager > Windows Credentials, and click Add a Windows credential on the lower right side. Step 2. Type the username and password of My Cloud in the following window and click Save. Later, restart your computer and see if WD My Cloud Windows 10 cannot access is solved.