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razr wireless charging WD 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN, Single Drive White gift for dad
razr wireless charging WD 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN, Single Drive White gift for dad
razr wireless charging WD 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN, Single Drive White gift for dad
razr wireless charging WD 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN, Single Drive White gift for dad
razr wireless charging WD 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN, Single Drive White gift for dad

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I think razr wireless charging it's a fair review, but razr wireless charging it's detailed to explain (most of) razr wireless charging what I've razr wireless charging encountered. It razr wireless charging isn't pretty. razr wireless charging But, I think razr wireless charging you might want razr wireless charging to razr wireless charging pay out razr wireless charging for something better. razr wireless charging Here's razr wireless charging why. . .March 3, 2022Let me start by razr wireless charging saying first that, in principle, razr wireless charging I really like this device. It's beautifully designed and relatively easy to setup and razr wireless charging use. And if the WD world was razr wireless charging perfect, then this would be razr wireless charging a five-star review razr wireless charging without question. 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Anything that you razr wireless charging access from razr wireless charging your razr wireless charging NAS goes from razr wireless charging the device, razr wireless charging out razr wireless charging to the Internet, through razr wireless charging your account razr wireless charging via their database and network, and razr wireless charging back from them to you razr wireless charging over whatever device you are using to razr wireless charging access your files--be it your computer, phone, etc. razr wireless charging Since owning this NAS from January, 2021, I have suffered razr wireless charging from two significant failures due to this system and method of razr wireless charging access.First, if you are creating hyperlinks razr wireless charging to razr wireless charging share access to a file (pretty much like you would for Dropbox for example), you have to click on razr wireless charging the file razr wireless charging in the WD interface and copy a 'share link' razr wireless charging that they razr wireless charging generate to your clipboard. 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Disappointed!! Well, at least I razr wireless charging have Amazon Prime Video, rightUPDATE (As promised):March 27, razr wireless charging 2022Ok. Here's the lowdown. . . Once home, I kept trying to log onto the device through my WD account. Nope. It was exactly as razr wireless charging it razr wireless charging was razr wireless charging from razr wireless charging Spain. So, I razr wireless charging got on YouTube and watched razr wireless charging every relevant video razr wireless charging until I understood razr wireless charging what was razr wireless charging under the hood. 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I back loaded all the movie files onto the device as if it was a brand new razr wireless charging one razr wireless charging (which it kind of is). razr wireless charging Now, razr wireless charging it's possible to catalog razr wireless charging all your razr wireless charging movies again (as if this wasn't enough of a pain already). razr wireless charging The way I did it before was to generate a hyperlink for each movie file razr wireless charging and then razr wireless charging add that to an online bulletin board, razr wireless charging listing genres razr wireless charging and 'cards' under the genre columns razr wireless charging that razr wireless charging pertain to the razr wireless charging type of film it is, then listing razr wireless charging each and razr wireless charging every razr wireless charging movie and setting the text for the movie razr wireless charging title with each respective hyperlink. Then. razr wireless charging . . I razr wireless charging discovered what PLEX is and that razr wireless charging changed my life.The problem with using PLEX razr wireless charging with the WD My Cloud Home is that it can't organize your movies nicely. razr wireless charging All razr wireless charging you get is one library. ONE. It's not the fault of PLEX. razr wireless charging It's the razr wireless charging WD razr wireless charging My Cloud Home app. It sucks. razr wireless charging Be razr wireless charging that as it razr wireless charging may, at present, razr wireless charging I'm back up and running after all that. razr wireless charging And, I have a fall-back profile registered on the device just in razr wireless charging case it somehow loses my login again! (Lesson Learned). razr wireless charging But, I'm razr wireless charging also backing everything up onto an external 5TB Seagate I got from the big box store.In the future, razr wireless charging I plan on razr wireless charging making my own razr wireless charging NAS. I'm actually thinking that I could razr wireless charging use the My razr wireless charging Cloud as a "slave" NAS to the new razr wireless charging "master" razr wireless charging NAS that I am planning to razr wireless charging make. You can use an old computer razr wireless charging and razr wireless charging load it razr wireless charging with free software called TruNAS. Follow the YouTubes on this. But, I'm done with EVER razr wireless charging buying a WD razr wireless charging NAS razr wireless charging again. Too much work for too little benefit. You can't even access your files from razr wireless charging it within your razr wireless charging OWN HOME NETWORK, without the Internet. It's just razr wireless charging lame.This is a good razr wireless charging product but be aware it is NOT a NAS Drive you razr wireless charging must razr wireless charging have internet for this to work. You can't access it for your local network.I bought the 8 TB My Cloud Home specifically to use razr wireless charging as a Plex Media razr wireless charging Server. I have razr wireless charging been using the Plex server on an old razr wireless charging laptop and really liked the way Plex razr wireless charging organizes and serves up my photos, music, and video files razr wireless charging on my network. But the old laptop is getting, well, older and razr wireless charging will razr wireless charging soon be an antique! razr wireless charging The razr wireless charging My Cloud Home seemed like a great and razr wireless charging elegant razr wireless charging solution to razr wireless charging run Plex and I could razr wireless charging use razr wireless charging it for other cloud storage applications as well.The My Cloud home was delivered quickly by Amazon, and setup was extremely simple. I've read some razr wireless charging user reviews that complained that razr wireless charging you had to have the WD razr wireless charging Discovery razr wireless charging app razr wireless charging open to access the drive, and that razr wireless charging just wasn't razr wireless charging the case razr wireless charging for me after razr wireless charging initial setup. It razr wireless charging connects to an ethernet razr wireless charging RJ45 razr wireless charging plug razr wireless charging on your router to access the razr wireless charging internet and becomes a "cloud" drive. After setup, razr wireless charging the drive showed up as razr wireless charging a razr wireless charging network resource with a drive letter, and razr wireless charging was super simple to razr wireless charging manage within Windows 10. razr wireless charging Some reviewers razr wireless charging have noted that razr wireless charging it was hard razr wireless charging to create your own folders, razr wireless charging and razr wireless charging this too razr wireless charging proved to be razr wireless charging mistaken. razr wireless charging I setup my folders just razr wireless charging like I wanted and razr wireless charging started to razr wireless charging transfer files. What those reviewers got right was how razr wireless charging LONG it takes to upload your content. I was getting about 10-13 MB/sec razr wireless charging during transfer, razr wireless charging nothing like typical USB razr wireless charging 3.0 razr wireless charging speeds. The My Cloud Home razr wireless charging has razr wireless charging a USB port in it razr wireless charging for file uploads, but razr wireless charging the speeds were still very slow.After razr wireless charging 2 days of uploading my media, I was ready to install Plex and see razr wireless charging just razr wireless charging how wonderful the new system would be. Plex is installed razr wireless charging as a razr wireless charging WD app razr wireless charging through razr wireless charging their online dashboard rather razr wireless charging than directly from Plex. I had to razr wireless charging install it twice to get it up razr wireless charging and running, but razr wireless charging once installed, it started to recognize and sort my media, razr wireless charging and bringing in razr wireless charging the razr wireless charging descriptions and artwork for each item. Then razr wireless charging I fired razr wireless charging up razr wireless charging Plex on my Roku and razr wireless charging started razr wireless charging to test everything out. My connection is on a razr wireless charging fast 802.11ac wireless with great signal strength. Photos came up instantly and I was able to cycle through them with razr wireless charging ease. Next, I tried the music razr wireless charging files and they played perfectly as razr wireless charging well. With great anticipation, razr wireless charging I razr wireless charging started a razr wireless charging 720p movie...and razr wireless charging the on screen status froze at 13%. razr wireless charging I let the My Cloud razr wireless charging Home crunch on it for a couple of minutes, razr wireless charging then noticed it had gone offline razr wireless charging and was restarting itself. razr wireless charging Hmm. I made some configuration changes as recommended in the Plex razr wireless charging forums, and the movie finally razr wireless charging played, but the playback razr wireless charging would stutter razr wireless charging and jump, skipping about 30 seconds with razr wireless charging each razr wireless charging jump. It razr wireless charging was unwatchable. I tried razr wireless charging a razr wireless charging different HD movie and got razr wireless charging the same razr wireless charging results, if I could even razr wireless charging get the movie to play at razr wireless charging all. Next razr wireless charging I razr wireless charging tried an 480p SD movie, and it played just fine. razr wireless charging In fact, razr wireless charging all of my SD content razr wireless charging played fine, but the razr wireless charging higher razr wireless charging resolutions like razr wireless charging 720p or 1080p would not (I didn't have any 4K razr wireless charging to try).After trying razr wireless charging to find a solution and razr wireless charging troubleshooting for razr wireless charging a week, razr wireless charging checking my router, setting up a razr wireless charging static IP, making sure razr wireless charging the razr wireless charging firmware razr wireless charging was up to date, etc. nothing seemed to work. Finally, I reinstalled by old laptop razr wireless charging again just to see if something had failed in my razr wireless charging network. razr wireless charging Lo and behold, everything worked fine again! My razr wireless charging conclusion from all this trial and error is that the My razr wireless charging Cloud Home razr wireless charging just razr wireless charging doesn't have enough processing horsepower to transcode higher-def videos, at least when compared to razr wireless charging an 8 year old razr wireless charging laptop. razr wireless charging Since my goal was to razr wireless charging replace the laptop as a Plex server, it razr wireless charging just razr wireless charging didn't do what the razr wireless charging WD razr wireless charging description says it will do. I razr wireless charging really wanted to razr wireless charging like the razr wireless charging My Cloud Home and it offered functionality beyond Plex that was razr wireless charging pretty interesting to me. But in the end, it razr wireless charging just didn't live up to its promise, thus I reluctantly had to send it razr wireless charging back.I razr wireless charging might razr wireless charging try razr wireless charging a different Plex server razr wireless charging option in the future, like a Synology razr wireless charging drive razr wireless charging or razr wireless charging try razr wireless charging one of those small NUC computers, razr wireless charging but for razr wireless charging now the old Dell razr wireless charging is still working razr wireless charging fine. If you need razr wireless charging a solution razr wireless charging for razr wireless charging cloud storage, easy backups, and the ability to access razr wireless charging and share files remotely, then the razr wireless charging My Cloud Home could be a razr wireless charging great razr wireless charging value razr wireless charging for you. But as a Plex razr wireless charging Media razr wireless charging Server, I just can't recommend razr wireless charging it. razr wireless charging Sorry...


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Buyer's experience:


      1: Pre script -- If all you want this thing for is to store and access files, it's fine. Skip this review. But, if you want to TRY to use it as a media server, I think you better read this. I think it's a fair review, but it's detailed to explain (most of) what I've encountered. It isn't pretty. But, I think you might want to pay out for something better. Here's why. . .March 3, 2022Let me start by saying first that, in principle, I really like this device. It's beautifully designed and relatively easy to setup and use. And if the WD world was perfect, then this would be a five-star review without question. However, as you might have noted with the title of this review, the whole point of having a home NAS is so that you can have a trusted, reliable backup and access of your files. That's where this thing begins to break down in my opinion. I am at present in Spain, visiting my son for a month. Into the second week, the access to my MyCloud Home failed. I could provide you with excruciating specific details, but I'll spare you. Instead of a deep dive, we'll just do a short dip. DealThe built-in software requires you to create an account on the WD network. Anything that you access from your NAS goes from the device, out to the Internet, through your account via their database and network, and back from them to you over whatever device you are using to access your files--be it your computer, phone, etc. Since owning this NAS from January, 2021, I have suffered from two significant failures due to this system and method of access.First, if you are creating hyperlinks to share access to a file (pretty much like you would for Dropbox for example), you have to click on the file in the WD interface and copy a 'share link' that they generate to your clipboard. Then, you can paste that hyperlink into an email for example. Or, as I use it, on a digital online bulletin board to which I give family and friends access. But, Western Digital's link generating system was down for many hours once and it took me forever to troubleshoot that the problem was with their servers and not really with my NAS hardware. This chat support rep I was working with didn't even know what was going on and their automated server monitoring system that you can see online didn't flag the problem, but should have. Finally, the chat person had me hold for a long time, came back, and told me that it was, indeed, their servers that were failing to generate the links. This happened several months ago, never to be repeated. But, it underscores the inherent problem with relying on the WD network for utilitarian functions that should just be between you and your device, if you get what I mean. So, there's that.Anyway, back to the matter in Spain. I did some research on Google and found out that this is a common enough problem that folks have posted it on forums. You can't access your own NAS files through their network. You can't log onto your own device. And, then when you give the secret code that's on the bottom of the box (It's a 9-digit Alpha code that the WD login dialogue asks you for to find your NAS, like "QXF-5RR-GBS"), the login system comes back and tells you that you need to 'ask the owner to send an invitation to your email.' That's bonkers because I'M the owner!They tell you that the box can drop the first registered account in favor of one of the other accounts. (That's a bug they never warned me about prior to purchasing the device. Now YOU are warned!) The big problem in my case is that I was the ONLY account that was created without any secondary accounts associated with the NAS for it to fall back onto; and now they've acted like I'm simply S.O.L. with all my data. So, as soon as I get home, I'm going to try and figure out how to access the data like you would on just a hard drive and offload it to another drive. I'm hoping that works. But, treachery is defined as "betrayal of trust; deceptive action or nature." Pretty much describes this MyCloud Home NAS situation. My advice is that if you DO decide to purchase one of these (which I totally understand if you do), MAKE SURE that you create one or more secondary accounts so that if it drops the owner account, it will default down to one of the others and you can still access your stuff. That's going to be my plan moving forward if I can actually recover from this.So, that's about the size of it. But my greatest disappointment is with the WD support. Their availability and follow up are pretty good. I mean, they stayed with me on chat for a long time while I obtained the S/N and other numbers remotely from back home over the phone with my wife in Florida, and they waited patiently while rebooting, etc. But in the end, they really offered no hope as the technical issue seemed to finally fall outside the gamut of their mindless support script. I was expecting a follow up contact email with the solution once I provided the debug files, but it's been weeks now and my email is dead silent. So, there it is folks.Once I return home and get my hands on this box, I'll follow up this review with an update. (Maybe it's not as bad as I think it is.) But right now, I'm watching Catalonian TV and unable to access any of my own entertainment from home--right when I need it most. Disappointed!! Well, at least I have Amazon Prime Video, rightUPDATE (As promised):March 27, 2022Ok. Here's the lowdown. . . Once home, I kept trying to log onto the device through my WD account. Nope. It was exactly as it was from Spain. So, I got on YouTube and watched every relevant video until I understood what was under the hood. The problem with those videos is that there are four clips they warn you about that's holding the two halves together (once you remove the four screws under the two rubber feet), but they don't show you EXACTLY where to find them. There are four white guide studs that LOOK like they could be the clips, but they are only guides. None of the videos were explicit about the locations of the clips or what they looked like and how to depress them, and I ended up breaking them all. Once the first one snapped, it doesn't matter because now the warrantee is voided. (That's all the clips are for anyway. If you want the warrantee to be in force, just don't do what I did--I mean, take it apart.)I followed the other videos on tearing down the device. It's not hard, but a tad bit tedious. Figure on just taking your time. After finally extracting the 4TB WD Red hard drive, I placed it into the Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Flat Docking Station that I got from Amazon and plugged it into my Windows 10 machine. But, you aren't home yet. You have to download a ten-day trial software (Linux File System for Windows by Paragon) that allows you to read files from a hard drive that's formatted in Linux, which is what this My Cloud device reads and writes in. You must be very careful not to write to the hard drive; only read the files! They are a pain to find and there are no file extensions. They encode the names with scrambled letters and numbers and decode them within the device. You can go by the file sizes to determine which are videos, but picture files are another matter. I renamed each file with the .mp4 extension on my target drive and then watched the beginning of each one to figure out what movie it was. Then I renamed the file to that movie. There's no other way that I could find on the Internets as to how to determine your movie files.Once retrieved, you can put your My Cloud Home back together. Fire it up. Factory reset it. And now, create a new login to it with your WD profile. I back loaded all the movie files onto the device as if it was a brand new one (which it kind of is). Now, it's possible to catalog all your movies again (as if this wasn't enough of a pain already). The way I did it before was to generate a hyperlink for each movie file and then add that to an online bulletin board, listing genres and 'cards' under the genre columns that pertain to the type of film it is, then listing each and every movie and setting the text for the movie title with each respective hyperlink. Then. . . I discovered what PLEX is and that changed my life.The problem with using PLEX with the WD My Cloud Home is that it can't organize your movies nicely. All you get is one library. ONE. It's not the fault of PLEX. It's the WD My Cloud Home app. It sucks. Be that as it may, at present, I'm back up and running after all that. And, I have a fall-back profile registered on the device just in case it somehow loses my login again! (Lesson Learned). But, I'm also backing everything up onto an external 5TB Seagate I got from the big box store.In the future, I plan on making my own NAS. I'm actually thinking that I could use the My Cloud as a "slave" NAS to the new "master" NAS that I am planning to make. You can use an old computer and load it with free software called TruNAS. Follow the YouTubes on this. But, I'm done with EVER buying a WD NAS again. Too much work for too little benefit. You can't even access your files from it within your OWN HOME NETWORK, without the Internet. It's just lame.


      2: It is almost a plug and play. This is the 2nd I have owned - software for the 1st was easier but quirky and went EOL forcing me to get this one. Took quite some time to image the old cloud drive to this one. Mostly pictures and backup files. Pics do not display full resolution on phone for some reason - have to investigate.


      3: I bought the 8 TB My Cloud Home specifically to use as a Plex Media Server. I have been using the Plex server on an old laptop and really liked the way Plex organizes and serves up my photos, music, and video files on my network. But the old laptop is getting, well, older and will soon be an antique! The My Cloud Home seemed like a great and elegant solution to run Plex and I could use it for other cloud storage applications as well.The My Cloud home was delivered quickly by Amazon, and setup was extremely simple. I've read some user reviews that complained that you had to have the WD Discovery app open to access the drive, and that just wasn't the case for me after initial setup. It connects to an ethernet RJ45 plug on your router to access the internet and becomes a "cloud" drive. After setup, the drive showed up as a network resource with a drive letter, and was super simple to manage within Windows 10. Some reviewers have noted that it was hard to create your own folders, and this too proved to be mistaken. I setup my folders just like I wanted and started to transfer files. What those reviewers got right was how LONG it takes to upload your content. I was getting about 10-13 MB/sec during transfer, nothing like typical USB 3.0 speeds. The My Cloud Home has a USB port in it for file uploads, but the speeds were still very slow.After 2 days of uploading my media, I was ready to install Plex and see just how wonderful the new system would be. Plex is installed as a WD app through their online dashboard rather than directly from Plex. I had to install it twice to get it up and running, but once installed, it started to recognize and sort my media, and bringing in the descriptions and artwork for each item. Then I fired up Plex on my Roku and started to test everything out. My connection is on a fast 802.11ac wireless with great signal strength. Photos came up instantly and I was able to cycle through them with ease. Next, I tried the music files and they played perfectly as well. With great anticipation, I started a 720p movie...and the on screen status froze at 13%. I let the My Cloud Home crunch on it for a couple of minutes, then noticed it had gone offline and was restarting itself. Hmm. I made some configuration changes as recommended in the Plex forums, and the movie finally played, but the playback would stutter and jump, skipping about 30 seconds with each jump. It was unwatchable. I tried a different HD movie and got the same results, if I could even get the movie to play at all. Next I tried an 480p SD movie, and it played just fine. In fact, all of my SD content played fine, but the higher resolutions like 720p or 1080p would not (I didn't have any 4K to try).After trying to find a solution and troubleshooting for a week, checking my router, setting up a static IP, making sure the firmware was up to date, etc. nothing seemed to work. Finally, I reinstalled by old laptop again just to see if something had failed in my network. Lo and behold, everything worked fine again! My conclusion from all this trial and error is that the My Cloud Home just doesn't have enough processing horsepower to transcode higher-def videos, at least when compared to an 8 year old laptop. Since my goal was to replace the laptop as a Plex server, it just didn't do what the WD description says it will do. I really wanted to like the My Cloud Home and it offered functionality beyond Plex that was pretty interesting to me. But in the end, it just didn't live up to its promise, thus I reluctantly had to send it back.I might try a different Plex server option in the future, like a Synology drive or try one of those small NUC computers, but for now the old Dell is still working fine. If you need a solution for cloud storage, easy backups, and the ability to access and share files remotely, then the My Cloud Home could be a great value for you. But as a Plex Media Server, I just can't recommend it. Sorry...


      4: This is a good product but be aware it is NOT a NAS Drive you must have internet for this to work. You can't access it for your local network.



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Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00
Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00
Bob
This is a beautiful stuff.
2021.03.06 12:00