We're now looking at a NAS storage that comes with the feature of a cloud storage for today's review, greatest thanks to Western Digital for providing us with the review unit of the My Cloud Business Series DL4100, a 4-bay business oriented NAS storage that is offering the benefits of both NAS and cloud in one single device.
The My Cloud DL4100 comes in WD colours of deep blue with the NAS unit pictured at the front with the product name shares the same space.
The extra feature which you can find at the front is the LCD panel that allows you to go through additional details such as IP address, drive temperature, drive status and more. The accessibility of locally stored files over the Internet can be of great convenience to many small business users, but the task of doing so without using a third-party service such as Dropbox isn’t always straightforward unless you have some networking know-how. Without an LCD screen built in to the NAS (the 4-bay has a screen), you can’t just glance at it for its IP address after you plug it to your network and switch it on. Using WD SmartWare to backup a PC.Once you set up a backup for your USB drives, you can simply press the button on the front of the NAS to copy data to the NAS, or backups can start automatically. Performance on our network using a Gigabit Ethernet connection between the NAS and a desktop computer resulted in impressive overall speeds.
Viewing content from the My Cloud on an Android phone using ES File Explorer.App support is something that virtually all NAS devices offer these days, with vendors such as Synology and Asustor being particularly active in this area (and with richer offerings than most). You can add the Dropbox app to synchronise your files on your My Cloud.For more advanced needs, there is the ability to manage users and groups, you can set up virtual drives via iSCSI, there is Active Directory support, and link aggregation and failover (the dual Ethernet ports we mentioned at the start). First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling. For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents. The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of IDG Communications is prohibited.
With over 25 years of brand awareness and credibility, Good Gear Guide (formerly PC World Australia), consistently delivers editorial excellence through award-winning content and trusted product reviews. The model we have here ships with a total of 4 WD's own 6TB RED NAS storage drives in a total of 24TB of storage. Something that comes in very handy for troubleshooting, a definite needs in business environment.

Many NAS devices are making it easier, though, thanks to automatic Cloud configuration options and desktop and mobile apps that are a cinch to use. However, the setup is aided by the ability of the NAS to be discovered through its name: simply type wdmyclouddl2100 in the address bar of your browser to get to its login page. The setup interface actually gives you some hints as to how this all works, and it’s part of WD’s attempt to make this NAS as easy as possible to understand for those of you who have never dealt with network storage before. Out of the box, there is a P2P torrent manager installed, and you can choose to add apps such as Dropbox, and WordPress if you wish. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located. WD’s My Cloud DL2100 is such a NAS device.Cloud access of your personal, locally stored files is the predominant selling point of this network attached storage (NAS) device, and you’ve probably already surmised that from the product name and our introductory paragraph. This means you can configure the NAS from a laptop or a tablet quite easily.The setup process includes the step that requires you to create a login for WD’s My Cloud site, which is the site that will keep tabs on the IP address of your NAS and allow you to access it from anywhere through an app or desktop. You can back up the DL2100 to an external USB drive, or to another DL2100, and Cloud services such as Amazon S3 and Elephantdrive are supported. Dropbox is worth installing as you can then synchronise all data in your Dropbox account with your My Cloud NAS. After you’ve created your account for the WD My Cloud service, which will keep track of your NAS on the Internet, you'll need to install a desktop client on all computers from which you want to access your NAS when you’re on the road, and you’ll also need to download the WD My Cloud app for your mobile devices. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions. But we'll talk a bit about its other features first.It’s a 2-bay NAS with the ability to house up to 12TB of space via two 6TB. We initially had issues setting this up because we already had a WD account from previous reviews, but it worked okay when we created a fresh account.Once you get to its interface proper, you’ll find a layout that is one of the cleanest in the world of NAS devices. You can register mobile devices with the NAS device by using a code, and this is the method that we used with good success. There is an at-a-glance snapshot of the system, which lets you know the status of your drive, how much space is being used, and how many users and devices are currently connected to it. It’s important to note that if multiple users will be accessing you’re my Cloud DL2100 remotely, then they will need their own login details for the My Cloud service, and then proceed to associate their devices with the NAS, too.WD's My Cloud app allows you to log in to the NAS while connected via Wi-Fi or through the mobile network.

WD supplies its Red drives for the pre-configured models of this NAS, but you can also get the case on its own and put in your own drives if you wish.
You can use it to access files on your NAS, such as the photos in our example.Where the Cloud functionality comes in handy is in situations when you want to access files that aren’t necessarily easy to carry on a mobile device or laptop. Across the top, there is a navigation bar for you to hop over to the various configuration areas of the drive so that you can set up users, add devices to the Cloud service, initiate backups, and perform other management tasks.
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  1. 09.09.2015 at 20:35:55

    Offered by an outside provider is also what.

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  2. 09.09.2015 at 21:19:34

    Work (create and edit) with documents even.

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