WD WDBZVM0040JWT-NESN 4TB My Cloud Mirror Personal Network Attached Storage
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|Item Dimensions||6.10 x 3.90 x 6.75 inches||6.10 x 3.90 x 6.75 inches||9.14 x 4.25 x 6.50 inches||7.60 x 8.20 x 6.30 inches|
|Item Weight||3.40 lbs||5.00 lbs||2.87 lbs||2.12 lbs|
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Save, sync and share all your stuff on your very own cloud.
Compatible with PC and Mac computers
Works great with all the PC and Mac computers in your home, right out of the box.
My Cloud Mirror is a private, 2-bay personal storage device that plugs directly into your home network. It can automatically back up all your computers and duplicates all your stuff onto the second drive so it’s extra safe. And just like My Cloud, you keep it at home but can access it from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
- Automatically creates a second copy of all your content
- Centralized, whole-home storage
- Mobile and remote web access
- Photo and video backup for smartphones and tablets
Store it all in one place with twice the protection
All your photos, videos and files are centralized on one drive and automatically duplicated onto the second drive for twice the data protection.
Access it from anywhere
If you have an Internet connection, your photos, videos and files are just a click away. Sign in to MyCloud.com or use the My Cloud app on your phone or tablet to connect directly to your personal cloud.
Sync your favorite content
WD Sync automatically synchronizes content across all your computers and your My Cloud Mirror unit, so your important files are always up to date and accessible from all your devices.
Backup for all your computers
Automatically back up all the PC and Mac computers in your home to your My Cloud Mirror device.
Photo and video backup for smartphones and tablets
Automatically back up all the photos and videos captured so you can easily free up space and never miss a shot.
Collect and share photos in one simple place
Create one simple place for you, friends and family to collect and share memorable photos so nobody misses a thing.
finally, A Cloud Of Their Own - Give Your Customers A Complete Solution To Save Everything In One Place With Twice The Protection And Access It Anywhere From Their Computers, Tablets And Smartphones. Automatic File Backup For All Their Pc And Mac Computers Means Their Files Are Protected. And It's All Stored On A Home Or Office Network, Not A Remote Server, So There's No Mysterious Location Of Their Data. It's More Than Network Storage, It's A Dual-drive Personal Cloud.
Features & details
- Files are automatically saved twice with Mirror Mode (RAID 1), once on each drive
- Automatically back up files from all your PC and Mac computers
- Stream to your DLNA/UPnP-certified connected TVs, media players and gaming consoles
Product information 4TB
|Standing screen display size||6.8 Inches|
|Item model number||WDBZVM0040JWT-NESN|
|Hardware Platform||PC, Mac|
|Item Weight||3.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||6.1 x 3.9 x 6.75 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||6.1 x 3.9 x 6.75 inches|
|Customer Reviews||3.5 out of 5 stars 385Reviews|
|Best Sellers Rank|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||April 10, 2014|
- ASIN: B00ITI05CS
- Customer Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars 385Reviews
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- Date First Available: April 10, 2014
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Q: Does WD MY Cloud Mirror include the hard drives when purchased?
A: Yeah, I fell for it, too. I thought I was getting 2x 4TB drives -- and it is TB, btw...no…
Q: I'm not completely clear..is the 4TB, 4TB of total storage (2x2TB) or (2x4TB)? ...It is mi…
A: It is misleading. Because "Mirror" is in the product name, it's easy to assume that the 4…
Q: So is it correct that the usable storage is only 1/2 the advertised capacity due to duplic…
A: I would strongly discourage you from striping the drive (Raid 0). The whole point of a sec…
Q: How is the WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB compare to the WD My Cloud EX2 4TB? Is there an advanta…
A: From WD website- EX2 is hot swappable, IPv4/v6 ready, has more RAM (512mb), Active directo…
Don't believe it. This unit failed within mere months after purchase. First one drive wasn't available and then the other. When I checked with WD I found that the drives are not user replaceable. The whole unit, all your duplicated data, has to be sent to WD and they give you a new unit. Your data is lost.
Since the failure of my unit was intermittent, thanks be to a higher power, I bought a second 12 TB Mycloud unit and copied all of the files to the new unit. Presumably because the original unit was failing, it took a full week to transfer files from the failing unit to the new unit. WD then gave me an RMA to return the failed unit. They don't try to save your data. Forget about. You disowned any security for your data when you signed the Accept agreement that flashed by during setup.
Instead of caring about my data, WD just sent me a new bare unit. I will use it to back up the unit that is currently working. Who knows where my data has gone? Anyone, even the NAS, can access all my personal files. Don't put anything significant onto one of the WD units.
My advice is to skip this altogether. The promised concept simply isn't honored by WD. Their customer service is good if your standard is that they answer the phone but it's terrible if you think that WD cares about the implied commitment that you data will be safe on a WD My Cloud Mirror. It's not.
Consider any data that you put on these drives to be fully at risk both for loss or for prying eyes.
My only issue was the temperature the NAS was reporting. I was watching the temps on the hard drives (which are reds btw) and they would stay between 49-51 degrees celsius. The tiny fan on the inside turned on for only a few min when temps peaked and if the drives are in the 40's it won't turn on at all. I contacted WD and it seems this is within acceptable range (and all the displays says all is healthy). But I also know that hot HDD's die sooner and was concerned. To its credit (or fault I can't decide) it never shut down or gave any issues even when it hit 56 degrees. The reds are rated up to 70, but that is cooking and I could imagine on the 1096th day (one day out of warranty) one of the drives die, or worse both..
My solution was to purchase the Thermaltake Mobile Fan II. Its quiet, 11 bucks, and plugs into the USB port of the NAS. I keep it at half speed sitting on top the NAS pulling air. Its now at a comfortable 30 degree celsius. The fan could easily drive it colder but I prefer to keep the fan low enough its not audible. Since my NAS is not visible I am fine with this solution but if yours is this might not be the best solution but a laptop cooling pad could be viable.
Normally for this big of a flaw I would give it 3 stars. But considering how easy it was to setup and the price compared to other NAS I only knocked off one.
There is some debate if temp is related to failure rates but a joint paper by the University of Virginia and Microsoft showed fairly convincing evidence (at least for myself). If you want read it yourself do a google search for Datacenter Scale Evaluation of the Impact of Temperature on Hard Disk Drive Failures, first author: SRIRAM SANKAR.
Well, don't have other NAS to compare it with but this is a good product. It has many advanced options, some of which I haven't yet played with like the iTunes server, torrents and streaming.
My main use, for now, is the file-server part and to store documents, music, movies and family pictures.
To set it up you have to download a couple of Windows applications, all of which are detailed in the included brochure. After that, you can rename your device, set up folders, user accounts, and opt to use (or not) the default hard drive mirror configuration.
You can create cloud user accounts which allow you to see everything stored from your iPhone (after getting the free apps), and that part is very easy to set up and use.
It has default PUBLIC folders which means that every user will be able to access, but you can set up others and modify the security settings (similar to Windows).
One of my favorite features is that you can set up a schedule for the device to turn itself on and off, which for me works like a charm since I don't want that device turned on 24x7.
When I travel, I can copy my pictures from the iPhone to the WD with just a couple of clicks (it appears as another option from inside Apple's Photos app.)
The only time I've seen it was "slow" was when copying all my movie and MP3 collections from a laptop to the device using Wi-Fi (1.2TB or so), but later I hooked it using a LAN cable and it was fast. I have a N-type of router with 100Mbps wired ports.
As for the other options, already found through Google how to set up the Plex streaming and iTunes server, so I'll be doing that soon.
I'm very pleased with my choice.
I think many of the poor reviews could be due to the fact that it was updating firmware the first few days. I noticed that performance drops when the device is auto updating its firmware. It will be updating firmware a few times when you first plug it in and I'm sure most people started copying data to it immediately like me. Once the updates were done, performance would return to normal. I average 60MB/second over the network port.
I've had no problem creating shares, setting up users, and transferring my first 2TB of data. No timeouts or write issues. I used both Robocopy and Drag and Drop to transfer files without issue.
The drives sit at 30 degrees idle but will hit 55 when active. I couldn't be happier so far.
EDIT: Auto firmware is disabled by default on the NAS. I think the WD Access and WD Sync apps were auto updating. Either way, if performance is flaky, make sure nothing else is running.
Also I connected an external drive to it, worked on the first day and I was happy, disconnected it to do some quick management on it, because over network is slow (even over ethernet operations like moving files within drive take so long, and update takes even longer) and when I attached the drive back to it, it did not want to read the drive. Unsupported file system warning. and the same drive worked on it less than 12 hours before this.
Putting externa drives on the network is one of the main reasons I went for this thing in the first place so that is really sad. i guess you get what you paid for.
The relationship with this device got off to a rocky start when I could not get TimeMachine to work consistently. Admittedly this was years ago and the functionality may have improved but it set the tone for what turned into rolling discrepancies with advertised features. TimeMachine was advertised as an "Out of box" feature and was one of the reasons for purchase.
With the TimeCapsule issue aside, I decided to see how the drive could help in other areas. Mainly media storage and streaming. Unfortunately more issues continued to surface. Half-baked solutions continued to slow the drive down and cause frequent shut downs and dropped connections.
The issues became unbearable. As a last ditch effort, most functionality was disabled in hopes that treating the drive as strictly a storage device would help its reliability... It did not.
I wish I hadn't give the drive so many chances to redeem itself. I wish I had returned it when I had the chance. To anyone considering this device, i implore you to pursue other options. One need only take a quick trip down the Google lane to see community boards flooding with user issues which, disappointedly, remain unanswered but Western Digital.
To Western Digital directly - Your company name had become synonymous with quality to a point where purchasing products became a "No-Brainer". I'm sad to say that I would be hard pressed to purchase another product after my experiences with the My Cloud Mirror. You're better than this.
Setup was a nightmare. The instructions sent us around in circles. We later discovered that the instructions given by WD are wrong. Documentation is very weak. It doesn't explain things like users, shares, public, Smartware, Timemachinebackup... Still confused about which software/apps we should/need to download and wonder if our setup is even secure. Can we share the public folder with a non-user...we still don't know.
Sending it back and paying for a Business Dropbox subscription. If you are VERY tech savvy, it might make sense, but it just isn't worth the hassle for most of us.