WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage - Hard Drive £65 instore @ Sainsburys
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WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage - Hard Drive £65 instore @ Sainsburys

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LocalFound 26th Apr
Bought this from Sainsburys (Bentley Bridge Wolverhampton) today, for £65.00. Seems like a good price?
They also had quite a few other HDD's on the shelves 500Gb, 1TB and 2TB ranging from £25.00 (500Gb WD Basic).
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good starter nas for the price if you're just interested in storing pictures and family stuff. if you want more functionality, you can pull the drive from this and stick it in a synology nas - I did with my first one before I upgraded a few years later to 3tb
Very true @HankHandsome, it will mainly be used for pictures and family stuff etc, but I have noticed it has USB connectivity on the back so i'm guessing I can add more storage and share that through this too?
mmmbacon20162 h, 10 m ago

Very true @HankHandsome, it will mainly be used for pictures and family …Very true @HankHandsome, it will mainly be used for pictures and family stuff etc, but I have noticed it has USB connectivity on the back so i'm guessing I can add more storage and share that through this too?


you should be able to, yeah, although with 2TB you won't need to upgrade for some time.

i've got all my movies, tv shows and pictures on mine and i'm still only a shade over half full.
mmmbacon20165 h, 42 m ago

Very true @HankHandsome, it will mainly be used for pictures and family …Very true @HankHandsome, it will mainly be used for pictures and family stuff etc, but I have noticed it has USB connectivity on the back so i'm guessing I can add more storage and share that through this too?


I have just tested plugging a USB on mine.

You have a new folder called usb_disk_2_0-1 or usb_disk_2_0-2 (or similar) and you have read/write access to it (and anyone else with access to the server).

I would strongly not recommend to using those USB ports as a "permanent" storage function, no matter how much extra space you want to add. The USB is not backed up, does not form part of your RAID and it does not have redundancy. The chances of catastrophic data loss are high, especially if using cheapo USB sticks.
You want to use those to plug your USB stick in, transfer whatever data you need, and unplug it.


You can create a backup job so that the USB is copied to a folder upon connection, or so that the folder on the NAS is copied to the USB (for instance, after your holiday pics, you plug the USB in and it takes all the pics into the server). Or your work folder can be copied off site before you go on holidays. That's the intended use, and not a patchy "extra space but not quite a new drive".
Thank you for providing this information Halfang, it's very much appreciated
This was £80 at my local so must be store specific
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