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Western Digital (WD) My Cloud Home 6TB Review

 

The front of the box has a large image of the drive with a sticker in the bottom right hand corner displaying its capacity and support for Android and iOS devices, HD Streaming and backing up.

The rear of the box has some multilingual marketing under which is dual language bullet points about the box contents and system requirements.

 

  

The My Cloud Home features a new design, moving away from the rounded, single colour units to a dual colour with a sharper cornered look and feel. The top half of the unit has a plain white finish while the bottom half is a patterned silver.

Where the two finishes meet at the front of the unit is a white LED activity indicator strip. WD’s branding on the My Cloud Home is quite subtle, just a small embossed WD logo on the top white half of the unit while the rear panel carries the My Cloud Home name and the url of WD’s My Cloud page. The rear panel of the drive just has a Gigabit Ethernet port and a single USB 3.0 (the My Cloud Home Duo has two) port, which only works for importing data. As for the power switch/button, don’t worry, there isn’t one.

If you fancy upgrading the drive inside the My Cloud Home, you are out of luck as the unit isn’t user serviceable. If there is a problem with the drive you have to RMA the whole unit back to Western Digital.

 
Most of the bottom and all of the top panels of the unit are given over for vents to help keep the My Cloud Home cool.


The bundle that comes with the My Cloud Home consists of a Gigabit Ethernet cable, an 18W power adapter (APD WB-18L 12R), warranty information and a setup guide card.

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