If anyone has found themselves here researching the products, DO NOT BUY THIS! WD’s attempt to make things more user friendly has led to a hideously unfriendly system that barely lets you do anything with it. I have used prior WD products as extended hard drives. Could easily share files and stream content from them through my Local connection. The My Cloud Home completely prevents that unless you’re using Plex.
It’s absurd that they have limited the functionality to such an extreme degree. Why not just add the “user friendly” changes, but allow for the continuing functionality that has worked so well for years? Absolutely insane. Won’t be buying ANY WD products again, and I urge some product researchers, you’re wiser than I was because I was stupid enough to trust WD and not research this new product, stay away from this.