WD 2TB (RECERTIFIED) My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage NAS Drive £61.99 @ WD
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WD 2TB (RECERTIFIED) My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage NAS Drive £61.99 @ WD

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Found 21st Mar 2017
WD 2TB (RECERTIFIED) My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage NAS Drive

@ WD Store

£61.99

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WD 2TB My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage NAS Drive

Store your files and backups in a central location and have access to them remotely

2TB storage capacity gives you enough space for up to 640,000 digital pictures

Automatically backup your Windows or Apple Mac computer

Guard any files or backups made to My Cloud from being unrecoverable by creating safe points

DLNA and UPnP let you steam files to a smart TV, speaker or any other device that is DLNA and UPnP compatible

Free up valuable space on your smart device, by backing up pictures and videos via the Apple iOs and Android My Cloud app

Using the My Cloud app, transfer files between Dropbox and other cloud services
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would this work with an Xbox one
Shame none of the other drive sizes are available.
great price for a basic nas. i'd go for more functionality and a synology personally, but this is great. heated.
I'd love to know why this needed to be moderated (seems to be happening to a load of my recent posts!)...

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theyiddo

I'd love to know why this needed to be moderated (seems to be happening … I'd love to know why this needed to be moderated (seems to be happening to a load of my recent posts!)...



Morning theyiddo,

There are are many reasons why a post drops in for a quick mod check, it can be when comments are posted in quick succession, sometimes when a pic is posted.
I currently stream from a drive connected to my laptop to our TVs using dlna but my pc has to be on so would this also need the pc to be on to be discoverable?
Great find. Stumbled on it yesterday and snapped it up
epwhamilton

Great find. Stumbled on it yesterday and snapped it up


Are you able to connect this drive directly to router with Ethernet cable? Thanks
Typey1

I currently stream from a drive connected to my laptop to our TVs using … I currently stream from a drive connected to my laptop to our TVs using dlna but my pc has to be on so would this also need the pc to be on to be discoverable?



nope. you do need a DLNA capable device that's connected to your TV that can see this drive, but if you've got one - a blu-ray player maybe - then you don't ever have to have your PC on.
HankHandsome

nope. you do need a DLNA capable device that's connected to your TV that … nope. you do need a DLNA capable device that's connected to your TV that can see this drive, but if you've got one - a blu-ray player maybe - then you don't ever have to have your PC on.


Thanks
A lot of HUK deals about this recently have had people posting about security issues with the remote access - is there any truth in this?
Typey1

I currently stream from a drive connected to my laptop to our TVs using … I currently stream from a drive connected to my laptop to our TVs using dlna but my pc has to be on so would this also need the pc to be on to be discoverable?


No, Twonky handles that and works perfectly with my TV without needing a PC. The unit is also hackable, I've got Transmission and NZBGet installed on mine and both work perfectly. It's also the most stable thing I've ever owned, runs 24/7 and has never needed a reboot.
Is it noisy. I got a Iomega 2tb and gets quite loud
paperdragon

Is it noisy. I got a Iomega 2tb and gets quite loud


It's as loud as the drive inside. There is no fan.
The WD red drives in these units can be on the noisy side for a 3.5" hard drive. I wouldn't want it sat on my desk. But tucked away in a cupboard should be fine.
wishihadadonkey

There are are many reasons why a post drops in for a quick mod check, it … There are are many reasons why a post drops in for a quick mod check, it can be when comments are posted in quick succession, sometimes when a pic is posted.


(Sorry for the off-topic post) It does it everytime if I'm connected to my work network via VPN. I assume it's because the post appears to be coming from a non-UK IP address.
Cheers, Was about to bite the bullet on this last week at £68.99. This is even better
is it a good idea to entrust valuable data to a second hand hard drive ?
Typey1

Are you able to connect this drive directly to router with Ethernet … Are you able to connect this drive directly to router with Ethernet cable? Thanks


yep and its a gigabit ethernet.
Cal_G

No, Twonky handles that and works perfectly with my TV without needing a … No, Twonky handles that and works perfectly with my TV without needing a PC. The unit is also hackable, I've got Transmission and NZBGet installed on mine and both work perfectly. It's also the most stable thing I've ever owned, runs 24/7 and has never needed a reboot.


Is twonky a server? I'm using plex, would i need to add it to the nas drive first to see my files that i copied to it, i bought the drive so just getting my head around the setting up process!
Thanks OP If you keep this in a cupboard/cabinet, make sure there is sufficient airflow/circulation for fan cooling.

can this be used as NVR?
Went for it. I know there will be tons of info on the net, but does anyone have an easy to follow step by step guide on how to set it up for media sharing please.
Thanks
Where do recertified drives come from ?
All customer returns?
It's a bit of a red flag that WD seem to always have so many refurbished drives to resell. It implies a pretty high rate of failure.

The refurbished ones might be fine but personally I'm concerned.
Typey1

Is twonky a server? I'm using plex, would i need to add it to the nas … Is twonky a server? I'm using plex, would i need to add it to the nas drive first to see my files that i copied to it, i bought the drive so just getting my head around the setting up process!



Yes Twonky is a DLNA server. Plex can be added to the NAS once hacked if that's what you prefer.
tonysat

Went for it. I know there will be tons of info on the net, but does … Went for it. I know there will be tons of info on the net, but does anyone have an easy to follow step by step guide on how to set it up for media sharing please.Thanks



it would help if you said what equipment you've got as far as tv, bluray e.t.c..
Cal_G

Yes Twonky is a DLNA server. Plex can be added to the NAS once hacked if … Yes Twonky is a DLNA server. Plex can be added to the NAS once hacked if that's what you prefer.


If Twonky is already installed I'll stick with that, looks like a bit of hassle to hack, also i noticed you can add a drive via the usb so hopefully I'll Access my files straight from there.
HankHandsome

it would help if you said what equipment you've got as far as tv, bluray … it would help if you said what equipment you've got as far as tv, bluray e.t.c..


Thanks for the reply. I would use my laptop, Tablets, iPads and Android boxes that do have DLNA options, rather than a smart TV.
tonysat

Thanks for the reply. I would use my laptop, Tablets, iPads and Android … Thanks for the reply. I would use my laptop, Tablets, iPads and Android boxes that do have DLNA options, rather than a smart TV.



The android box connected to your television would probably be the most efficient method really. you can install kodi and point it towards the nas drive for your video content.

there's a very good DLNA-capable app on the play store called "Media House"

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dbapp.android.mediahouse&hl=en_GB

I used this myself before I eventually discovered kodi.

basically, you need any DLNA-enabled device that can connect to your TV. once you've got that, then it should just see the NAS on the network and you can go from there.

RECERTIFIED = Refurbished; I would stay away from these. They have limited 6month warranty apparently. wdc.com/en-…tml
Edited by: "dealicon" 22nd Mar 2017
HankHandsome

The android box connected to your television would probably be the most … The android box connected to your television would probably be the most efficient method really. you can install kodi and point it towards the nas drive for your video content.there's a very good DLNA-capable app on the play store called "Media House"https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dbapp.android.mediahouse&hl=en_GBI used this myself before I eventually discovered kodi. basically, you need any DLNA-enabled device that can connect to your TV. once you've got that, then it should just see the NAS on the network and you can go from there.


Thanks. I must admit I was thinking of mainly using the boxes, and do already have Kodi installed. I was wondering if there was any special or specific way that the NAS box itself should be set up and configured, or it that straight forward?
tonysat

Thanks. I must admit I was thinking of mainly using the boxes, and do … Thanks. I must admit I was thinking of mainly using the boxes, and do already have Kodi installed. I was wondering if there was any special or specific way that the NAS box itself should be set up and configured, or it that straight forward?



once you've followed the usual out-of-the-box setup, then it's often ready to go from that point onwards. when it's visible on your network, you're generally good to go
HankHandsome

once you've followed the usual out-of-the-box setup, then it's often … once you've followed the usual out-of-the-box setup, then it's often ready to go from that point onwards. when it's visible on your network, you're generally good to go


Cheers Hank
got mine yesterday, took it out from the box and found some rattling noise inside when you shake it. something like loose/broken plastic. will give them a call today.
What is the drive like for porn backups 1080p formats lol?
Can this drive be used like a normal external hard drive and disabling the cloud network feature?

Edited by: "shayureppa" 24th Mar 2017
imagineS

What is the drive like for porn backups 1080p formats lol? :pCan this … What is the drive like for porn backups 1080p formats lol? :pCan this drive be used like a normal external hard drive and disabling the cloud network feature?


You can disable the cloud features, but there is no USB port on these so you'd still need to connect it to the network via an ethernet cable to access locally.

I have the 6tb, and altough it took a while to get all my stuff on it, it's now working perfectly well. I say it took a while because it would start of with a good transfer speed, then go right down to pratically zero! Had to keep rebooting it to get it to transfer fast again.

Although initially it was a pain, I'm happy with it now, and I use 2 Kodi boxes (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs) to access all films / tv series I have on it.
I got one of these and am trying to return it but it is proving almost impossible to do. I have been given a returns authorisation number but still awaiting instructions on how to send it back. I have phoned them last Friday, yesterday and today. All they say is I have to wait for further instructions.
I added a passport drive to it's usb and it didn't read many files but when i hooked up my powered elements it could see all and the dlna around the home is perfect so i decided to keep it but returning it is hard they emailed me a contact number to initiate return but i then changed my mind.
epwhamilton

Great find. Stumbled on it yesterday and snapped it up



Did it have to go back only to be resold as recertified?
Can you get 2 of these and set them up to mirror each other?
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