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Western Digital cloud storage devices enhance with significant changes

WD My Cloud OS 3

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) has introduced significant enhancements to its My Cloud personal storage devices for its consumers in India.

The enhancement includes a remodeled operating system i.e. My Cloud OS 3, Software Development Kit (SDK) and a new 2nd Gen cloud storage device named My Cloud Mirror.

Director, Content Solutions Business, India, Middle East and Africa – Khalid Wani said that the company has made privacy, control and management of users’ data easier than before.

My Cloud OS 3

WD’s My Cloud OS 3 features an easy user interface, backup and sync capabilities. It also features MyCloud.com that permit users’ worldwide access to their My Cloud and enables file sharing.

The new WD Sync feature syncs data across multiple devices, ensuring the availability of all files to users from almost any device. The new OS also allows users to set-up automatic camera-roll backup of images from smartphones and tablets.

The new OS is compatible with Chromebook notebook and Chromecast.

My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API

Western Digital (WD) has also launched the Docker-based My Cloud Device SDK and My Cloud API, which enable developers to develop new extensions and features within My Cloud ecosystem. It ensures that developers can easily access and collaborate to design customized experiences.

Plex, WD’s partner, has already started developing extensions and new features based on the new My Cloud SDK and APIs.

My Cloud Mirror – Personal Cloud Storage Device

Along with My Cloud OS 3 and My Cloud SDK, WD has also unveiled a new version of the My Cloud personal storage device named My Cloud Mirror. The 2nd-Gen My Cloud Mirror features two hard drives set to (RAID 1), which ensures that content stored on first drive, automatically copied to a second drive. The Gen 2 My Cloud Mirror device includes new features like improved processor with 512MB of RAM.

Availability and Pricing

Free to download, Western Digital My Cloud OS 3 will be available at the end of the month for Indian consumers on My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror and My Cloud Expert Series EX2/EX4. Whereas, My Cloud SDK Kit and My Cloud API will be available for developers in late September.

WD My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 personal cloud storage device will be available at a price of Rs. 23,500 for purchase for 4TB, Rs. 30,000 for 6TB, Rs. 37,500 for 8TB and Rs. 55,000 for 12TB variants. The device will hit the stores from November onwards via all major WD’s resellers and online partners.