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WD Adds High Performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) Solutions for Expert and Business Users to My Cloud Line
The new My Cloud Business Series includes My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems built to provide the reliability, security and scalability small business customers need. Powered by Intel Atom dual-core processors with up to 24 TB2 of storage capacity, the My Cloud Business Series runs on the acclaimed Linux-based WD My Cloud operating software (OS).
WD to Demonstrate World's Fastest 4 TB Hybrid Drive at Storage Visions 2015
Heavy desktop usage scenarios will benefit from larger cache sizes (64 GB will be demonstrated) by enabling retention of key hot data across multiple applications, which improves overall performance. In WD's labs, WD's SATA Express 4 TB drive with 64 GB cache achieved a PCMark8 benchmark score of 4459, demonstrating near-SSD performance at an optimized GB-per-dollar value.
WD My Cloud Software and App Downloads Reach 4 Million
With the My Cloud family, users have anywhere access to their favorite digital content by using WD's award winning WD My Cloud mobile app for iOS or Android mobile devices. The WD My Cloud OS1.5 upgrade adds a dynamic Media View feature to the mobile app, providing users with a more engaging experience to view and search their photos, music and video content. The WD My Cloud app also helps unify all of a users' cloud storage under a single app and user interface, allowing access to content on their personal cloud and on major public cloud services such as Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive from just one app.
WD'S New Ultra-Compact Storage Server Protects User Data, Seamlessly Integrates Into Windows Environments
"The WD Sentinel DX4200 provides the enterprise grade storage and file services capabilities of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 workgroup, in a compact package that is ideal for to the SMB segment," said John Loveall, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center, Microsoft. "We are pleased to work with WD to serve our mutual customers."
WD Introduces Cold-Data-Storage HDDs Optimized for the Modern Datacenter
The expanding scale of data creation and the corresponding need to retain, preserve and extract value from that data creates a new and unique challenge for large-scale datacenter entities. Reliable, long-term data management for massive-scale data storage is becoming ever more critical. The conventional tools and technologies for cost-effective storage are not effective in massive-scale datacenters, so entirely new approaches to storage architectures and associated component technology are emerging.
WD and Smartvue Announce New Surveillance Platform Based on My Cloud EX Series
By installing the Smartvue app within the apps feature of the My Cloud dashboard, the My Cloud EX products convert into a powerful video surveillance system capable of supporting up to eight cameras from one web portal1. In addition, the Smartvue mobile app, available for iOS and Android mobile devices, provides viewing and management of camera footage recorded on the My Cloud EX products, as well as remote monitoring of live feeds from the cameras. The Smartvue surveillance app also allows users to set automated alerts, motion detection, recording schedules and more. With support for hundreds of leading IP cameras, My Cloud EX and Smartvue users have plenty of quality options for setting up their surveillance system.
New WD Portable Storage Drive Wirelessly Connects to Smartphones, Tablets, Cameras and More
The My Passport Wireless drive broadcasts its own wireless network that allows up to eight devices to connect at the same time and access any content stored on the drive. Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB models, users now have the ability to store and access up to hundreds of hours of movies and music, as well photos and other digital files, from their smartphones and tablets that are typically limited by minimal storage capacity.
WD Celebrates 10th Anniversary of My Passport Drives with New Design and Limited Anniversary Edition
"Ten years is a milestone by any consumer technology standard, and having the opportunity to consistently reinvent a product line like My Passport to suit the changing needs of consumers and creative professionals is something we are especially proud of," said Tony Tate, vice president and general manager of WD's Content Solutions unit. "We thank all of our customers for their ongoing feedback over the years, which has helped make My Passport the most popular external hard drives ever."