Keeping all those digital memories safe – the easy way – with WD’s My Cloud review

Have you seen the brilliant My Cloud drive from WD? It’s a whopping 3TB of your very own personal storage cloud, and may well be the ultimate gift for your family this coming year.

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Do you worry a bit about the infamous ‘cloud’? I do actually understand the principle… but things just feel safer where I can see them, and control who gets to them. Which is why I’m a bit in love with WD’s ‘My Cloud’ drive – it’s an actual, real drive that you plug in at home. And it operates like your very own personal cloud to store all those essential files on.

Unlike public clouds, My Cloud personal cloud storage allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home network – there’s no mystery about where your data is located, and there’s no monthly fees.


So it acts like a central hub for the whole family’s media collection; backing up and organize all your family’s photos, videos and music in one secure place, and seamlessly stream them to all of your devices.

There’s also Automatic backup for tablets & smartphones

Most of those stupidly irreplaceable, massively cherished photos that you grab are on your mobile devices, aren’t they? It always seems to be your phone that’s at hand when your child does something amazing, stupid or hilarious – the resulting shots might be a bit out of focus, chopping the odd limb off or come out in a weird orangey glow. but it doesn’t matter; every time you look at it you glow and grin and remember. And that makes it irreplaceable.

And the My Cloud mobile app is a little touch of genius which will genuinely help keep those irreplaceable moments protected – with automatic backup to your personal cloud storage as you take them.mycloud_features_1

You can of course use the My Cloud as your main storage device – but then please don’t forget that IT will need backing up. You always need a second copy of everything, sitting safely somewhere.

You can buy the My Cloud direct from WD – the 2TB version sits unbelievably at under £95.

And don’t forget that Day 12 of the #LittleStuff24 is your chance to win a My Passport Drive from WD. It’s not the same as a My Cloud, but it’s similarly awesome, and you’d be mad not to enter!

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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