I have a newly installed WD MyCloud 3TB. It’s been sitting in the box for a good while (perhaps a year) so there’s probably a newer model available, but it’s new to me.
After attaching the supplied Ethernet cable from my router to the MyCloud, and powering up the MyCloud, the LED on the front panel was initially flashing and after a short time it stopped flashing and became solidly lit (Blue) and has remained solidly lit ever since.
I successfully completed the initial installation/setup (mycloud.com/setup) on my Windows 7 (Home Premium 64bit) computer and completed the recommended MyCloud firmware update with no problems. I haven’t downloaded/installed any “optional” modules/apps although some may have been automatically installed during setup.
For my initial use of the MyCloud, I’m trying to configure it to allow access by drive letter so I can backup an existing internal hard drive by (manually) copying files/folders using perhaps Robocopy or something similar, while I replace the internal drive.
What do I need to check/configure or download/install to allow accessing the MyCloud with a drive letter, for example from a windows cmd.exe command prompt or Windows Explorer? Initially I could configure the whole (about) 3TB as 1 drive letter, but I’ll only need less than 1TB (perhaps 750BG) for the backup so if it’s not a significant issue, I’d like to partition the remainder for other uses.
I watched the WD video series but it didn’t (unless I missed one) talk about drive letters.
I also looked online (mostly YouTube) but I couldn’t find what I need. The only YT video I found about assigning a drive letter didn’t match the interface I currently see… it may have had modules/apps installed that I don’t have, or it may have been for a different/similar product like MyCloud Home.
Is there a tutorial video series available that would help me, or could someone help me get started with this?
Also, (perhaps a deserving of a topic/question of its own): Currently the only access I know is using browser with MyCloud local IP (192.168.x.y). Is there another interface I could/should be using?