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Western Digital My Cloud DL4100 SMB NAS Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Mar 2, 2015 10:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Software Features

 

NAS products are equal parts hardware performance and software features. One compliments the other in a balanced product. You need more hardware performance to run more software features at the same time.

 

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The My Cloud operating system is straightforward and easy to navigate. The top slide bar makes getting to what you need fast and without frustration.

 

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The accounts are also easy to build and the remote access with My Cloud is also easy to assign to users.

 

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The importance of data backups goes without saying. Devices with storage media crash, be it from human or mechanical error. The WD OS makes backing up devices across platforms easy and fluid.

 

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iSCSI serves many purposes in a business environment. System administrators can segment pools into individual accounts on the NAS.

 

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Western Digital took the feature one step further and allows users to connect more than one My Book product while passing user accounts between devices. This feature adding performance and storage density to the pool.

 

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Western Digital has a small but growing number of add-on features for the My Cloud operating system. The list is much smaller to the number of apps available from other NAS makers though.

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