Wd my cloud mirror 4tb review

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If you’re looking for a trang chủ storage solution but can’t be bothered sourcing & installing your own disks then the WD My Cloud Mirror is an attractive sầu option at a good price. WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB Review.

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trang chủ storage và remote access without the hassle

ByBenny Har-Even| 02 Jan 2017


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When it comes to ease of use the WE My Cloud Mirror is hard to lớn beat. Initial thiết đặt is very easy & even sorting our remote access is simple too. For sharing music, movies, photos và documents it works a treat & performance is fine. The downside is that you don’t get the huge range of apps that are available for other brands. However, if you prioritise ease of mix up và ease of use the WD is worth looking at và with 4 TB of storage included for the price, it’s a great value option.


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While many NAS drives, with their need for installing disks và using screwdrivers, have a rather techly feel about them, the WD My Cloud Mirror range is clearly aimed at the consumer. It’s a very compact unit with a pleasingly space age looking shell with curves rather than the harsh angular lines of most NAS. It looks more like WALL-E’s futuristic friover EVE, rather than well, WALL-E.Also see: Best NAS drives

It does however have quite a plastic feel khổng lồ it và is less sturdy as other units we’ve tested. It’s a two-cất cánh Model và this 4TB models comes pre-populated with two 2TB disks preconfigured as RAID 1, so you get 1.96 TB of usable storage capathành phố, which doesn’t seem that much for a NAS these days. You can buy one with 16 TB, but that versions costs over £750. The 6 TB version could be the better value option.You can buy this 4TB version at Amazon.

If a drive sầu does fail, or if you wanted nâng cấp you can access them simply just by popping the lid off on the top.

At the rear, there are two USB 3.0 ports & a simply Gigabit Ethernet port. Make sure your router và your computer have Gigabit Ethernet if you want to ensure you get the maximum speeds you can. There’s also a cable lochồng port for physically securing the drive và a rephối button.

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Set up was straightforward. You type ‘http://wdmycloud’ into lớn your browser và from there you create a login password and an account for remote access. With no need lớn install disks or build the RAID you are up & running very quickly.

The main UI has a rather simplistic look khổng lồ it but is designed to be easy lớn use. The remaining capathành phố is presented in very large numbers and the range of functions is spread across the top. You still need to lớn cliông xã small arrows to view all the options at the top though. This includes the Apps button from where you can install third-các buổi party apps by clicking the icons below the danh sách of pre-installed apps. Of these the P2Phường downloads ứng dụng was the only one of interest.

Oddly, when I first selected the danh mục it appeared blank, and I had lớn reboot the device to solve sầu this. Compared to the huge number of options you find from the likes of Synology and QNAP the choices are limited but you will find essential such as a Plex Media Server và even Dropbox, so you can sync all your files between the website and the drive sầu without having lớn take up space on your main computer. Standard DLNA is also supported as is an iTunes VPS.

Remote access is possible via a dedicated tiện ích. You just sign into your My Cloud tài khoản và you can access your drives content. As the iPhone doesn’t natively support demo files the app could not stream the videos direct khổng lồ my phone. Instead I downloaded the whole file and from there could lunch it to my app of choice to play the tệp tin.

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From the UI you can easily create new users and extra shared folders and perkhung backups lớn another external device. What we really appreciated was that the WD was quiet in operation, hovering around 50db.See all NAS drive sầu reviews

WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB review: Performance

Testing đoạn phim file playback via PS4 client, Plex worked as advertised, playing our H.264 MKV tests files và an MP4, but it could not transcode our kiểm tra H.265 encoded files. However, these did stream the files flawlessly lớn an iPhone 7 Plus & the AV Player ứng dụng, which handling the decoding without any issues.

In our tests we were more than satisfied with the speeds we say, hitting a read speed of 107MB/s and 115.8 MB/s with the Crystal Disk Mark, nearly the limit of the Gigabit Ethernet liên kết. Files copied from a USB key to lớn the drive sầu at a peak of 11.1 MB/s.See all storage reviews

Specs

WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB: Specs


•Marvell ARMADA-385 1.33GHz (Dual-Core) Processor•512MB•1x Gigabit Ethernet•1x rear USB 3.0 port•1x 40milimet fan•Max capacity: 2 x 10TB •139.9 x 170.6 x 49 mm

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