US-based storage solutions provider Western Digital (WD) Thursday launched a personal cloud solutions product named “My Cloud” in India that enables users to organise, centralise, secure and access digital contents from anywhere in the world.
According to WD, by connecting “My Cloud” device to the Internet users get anywhere, any device access that they can get from the public cloud, without having to pay monthly fees or giving up control to their personal data.
“With thousands of files spread across several different computing devices, digital chaos is a challenge that consumers face on a daily basis,” said Khalid Wani, WD’s sales director, branded products for India, Middle East and Africa.
“Consumers want access to all their data, all the time. WD’s My Cloud personal cloud storage is an easy-to-use, secure and cost effective storage solution that will empower consumers to live their digital lives without limits,” Wani said at a media conference here.
My Cloud is priced in the range of Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 15,000. Device for 2 terabyte (TB) of storage capacity comes with a price tag of Rs. 10,999.
Price for 3TB device is Rs. 12,999 and 4TB device comes with a price tag of Rs.14,999. One TB is equivalent to one trillion bytes.
WD in January had unveiled the WD My Passport Slim external hard drives in India. The drive has a metal case and uses 256-bit hardware-level encryption.
WD includes software with every My Passport Slim drive that automatically sends a backup copy of a user’s data to his or her Dropbox account, and can also back up the contents of the Dropbox account to the drive. As with most modern external hard drives, the My Passport Slim uses a USB 3.0 connection.