My home office with WD My Cloud and a Giveaway!

My blogger home office desk, where I just added the WD My Cloud Expert Series
My blogger home office desk, where I just added the WD My Cloud™ Expert Series

As a fashion illustrator one of the most important things for me is backing up my files. I backup once and do a mirror of that, on another drive and triple save it also on an off-site cloud. I know… I know I’m a little paranoid of loosing any of my work, specially after hours of editing, a girl can never be prepared enough!

When WD approached me to try out the My Cloud EX2100 NAS (Network Attached Storage), I was thrilled. Now I can have all my files backed up automatically from one drive to another (no more connecting a million exterior hard drives). Also a BIG plus is that it is a network drive, meaning all of my files are accessible from anywhere with my laptop, tablet and phone, using the My Cloud app, and I can upload files from any device and it will be available in any of them.

One of the first things I noticed with the WD My Cloud EX2100 is the size, it sits perfectly on my desk and doesn’t occupy to much space. The setup is a no brainer you plug it into the power outlet and to your wireless router, then press the power button. The setup is just signing up, download the apps and you are all set.

While playing around with the system there are many advanced settings that you can adjust. I like that it has the feature of having your own FTP, that comes in handy when sharing files with clients and the printshop. Also that it works well with Apple’s Time Machine so all the backups are made automatically.

The WD My Cloud EX2100, is equipped with two hard drive bays that each one has a 2TB drive for a total of 4TB, but it is also available in larger capacities (here).

Thank you WD for providing with a My Cloud EX2100 to review and keep, and for sponsoring the giveaway of a WD My Cloud EX2 (valued $349.99) to one of my readers, scroll down to enter.

The WD My Cloud EX2100 I call her Gissi's Cloud
My WD My Cloud™ EX2100 ….I call her Gissi’s Cloud
WD My Cloud app on my iPad let's me access any of my pictures from anywhere
WD My Cloud™ app on my iPad let’s me access any of my pictures from anywhere

Disclaimer: Please note that the Giveaway is for a WD My Cloud EX2 4TB. Which is a different model to the one reviewed and shown on this post.

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39 Comments

  1. Santiago
    April 19, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Loving it. So techie πŸ™‚

  2. Erin Ellis
    April 20, 2015 / 11:11 am

    I would LOVE this to back up my photos and business files. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

    Erin

    • April 21, 2015 / 1:43 pm

      Thats what I do all my personal and all my business files are backed up on it! Best of luck on winning!

      • Erin Ellis
        April 21, 2015 / 3:28 pm

        Thank you! All crossables are crossed! πŸ˜‰

  3. April 20, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Pictures are really well done, love the one with the iPad,

    • April 21, 2015 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you! I take my photography seriously! Thank you for the comment and share!

  4. InkieSquid
    April 20, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    taking music and family videos off my computer and making accessible through the network would be great

  5. Ashley Bree Perez
    April 20, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I love this for pictures πŸ˜‰

  6. April 20, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway! Crossing my fingers! Love your office πŸ™‚

  7. Igor Strelnikov
    April 20, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    I will stream my DVDs if I won.

    • April 21, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      I still havent used that feature but i’m dying to try it! Best of luck!

      • Igor Strelnikov
        April 21, 2015 / 3:48 pm

        Thank you Gissi! I’ll send you my stream link first if your pray helped me πŸ˜‰

  8. super
    April 20, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    I will backup all data from my computers

    • April 21, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      I know its so great also you could access all the files from any of the computers! Fingers crossed!

      • super
        April 21, 2015 / 5:36 pm

        Thanks! πŸ™‚

  9. Meg
    April 20, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    I’m a student, so I will use it to back up important papers from my classes!

    • April 21, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      It’s fantastic for backing up! I wish they had this when I was in college! Best of luck!

  10. Maxim Ivanov
    April 21, 2015 / 2:19 am

    I’ll store my music and videos to make it accessible through the home LAN.

  11. Alex Tabar
    April 21, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Again… I LOVE your home office, and also thank you for the info about WD My Cloud. Even if I don’t win it, I’ll buy one πŸ™‚

  12. Ionel Veluca
    April 22, 2015 / 3:17 am

    I’ll store everything important !

  13. nicole dziedzic
    April 22, 2015 / 4:22 am

    I would be using this to secure my photos, videos, music and important files.

  14. Cristina
    April 22, 2015 / 6:50 am

    My personal Netflix πŸ˜€

  15. mieszko
    April 23, 2015 / 8:02 am

    Iam going to collectmy movies, pictures …
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Alina Conn
    April 24, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I’m definitely going to use it for my music collection and photos!

  17. Sean
    April 24, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    I will use it to back up all my important files, for photos and movies.

  18. April 26, 2015 / 10:55 am

    I will definitely use it for entertainment purposes, HD streaming

  19. April 28, 2015 / 3:32 am

    I would use it for so many things! Internet, photo editing, etc.

  20. Deborah Gardner
    April 28, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    I would use it to backup my entire computer, especially all my music and photos!

  21. Kristen
    April 28, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    I’ll use it to store videos, photos and documents.

  22. Ashley Bree Perez
    April 30, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I see the beautiful work of art you did for me! πŸ™‚

  23. Jerry Lafferty
    May 1, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Mass storage and sharing, I have over 500 movies but only on my PC, It would be nice too be able to share with other pc’s on my network

  24. May 1, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    the ability for the whole family to back up all there files to your own cloud and also be able to share and stream content

  25. BjΓΈrnar Berntsen
    May 2, 2015 / 4:04 am

    in it to win it

  26. mjmoore
    May 2, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    I am SO bad about not backing up my devices! I’d love to be able to backup all them at once, especially since my desktop is starting to act up…

  27. Stacey b
    May 3, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    I’ll use it to store our family photos and important documents, including my work documents as I work at home.

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