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Western Digital My Cloud DL4100 review

The future looks cloudy for WD’s new business NAS appliance

Deployment and mobile access

Installation took 10 minutes and the browser quick start wizard gets cloud access sorted out straight away. We created new accounts and on completion each user was emailed a link to the WD My Cloud portal.

It shows the appliances they can access and provides download links for WD's SmartWare backup software plus desktop and mobile apps. With the Windows app installed, they could browse their shares, drag and drop files to the appliance and email links to selected files for other users to download.

Enabling remote mobile access on each user's account produces a 12-digit code that's valid for 24 hours. After entering this in the iOS app on our iPad, we gained direct access to the appliance and could view our shares and play back music.

The WD Photos iOS app may prove handy for budding photographers. With this on our iPad, we could upload selected photos from the Camera Roll directly to a dedicated share on the appliance.

WD's Dropbox app provides file syncing services but only for one account

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