Western Digital is announcing a new hard drive that they’re pitching at photographers and the road warriors. Their new USB 3.0 My Cloud drive plugs directly into your router and home and uses an interface with both iOS and Android (as well as your computer) to give you access to your files in the same way that a home server pretty much can. This personal cloud is being aimed at photographers who want to access their files anywhere in the world as long as they have a WiFi signal. Additionally, since it is on your own drive, it isn’t necessarily out there on Dropbox or another apps.
The new My Cloud drive is both PC and Mac compatible, and can be accessed from your tablet or phone using WD’s app using the company’s software that auto-detects the drive. The weird thing is that it needs to stay connected to your router in order to have this functionality–but in a way that kind of makes sense. Even better is the fact that it works with DLNA compliant devices, so you can stream your content from the drive to your television for example.
My Cloud is available in 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB capacities and The 4 TB My Cloud is expected to be available in November. MSRP is $149.99 USD for 2 TB, $179.99 USD for 3 TB and $249.99 USD for 4 TB.
More photos of the drive are after the jump. We’ll be calling in a review sample soon.
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