I am a my cloud (original) user, 4 tb. I love it. I wanted to add a second one and went to a local store where I could only purchase the my cloud home in an 8 tb. They no longer carried the older version over 6 tb. I was explained that it’s simply the newer version of the original my cloud.
Fast forward, I have set up the new device and discovered major differences that I am not excited by.
I am hoping other users who have both can advise me before I take the my cloud home back and purchase an original my cloud. I did like the “dropbox like features” of the new version. I hated having TWO different places to login and see those devices. I have a newer MY BOOK 8 tb EHD and it will not be recognized as “additional storage” on either the old or the new cloud. Previously I could use my older WD My Book 2 tb while it was connected to the older my cloud device.
Additionally, this my cloud home device created TWO places for me to store things (that’s a bit confusing, why does it need two?) I have a Z: drive AND a MYCLOUD2017 and my original WDMYCLOUD. All accessible inside my file explorer. The Z drive appears to match the dropbox like cloud that is now offered.
My older My Cloud started with one device folder… Public. We created additional of these folders (they appear with a green and white sideways Y under them as a main folder… I am not sure the actual name for them). Inside the new My Cloud Home, I have the same “Public” option but appear not to be able to create additional spaces like previously.
Last but not least, new users are invited and then get a private space no one else can see. Seems odd and unnecessary. As the main person, anything my husband puts in there, I need access to.
Am I missing something? I love the idea of the dropbox like features but if I’ve lost the original features that allow management and create these TWO spaces vs one, then it simply won’t work like I’d like. I have dropbox, I like it, and that’s great but I can’t use only a PUBLIC folder/drive. I think I want to use it as a hard drive/cloud like the older one and it appears those features are gone unless I am mistaken.
Hopefully others can comment and tell me what I am missing. I reached out to support by phone and was given zero answers. I am thinking tomorrow I will return this My Cloud Home and purchase an older version somewhere.
Here is an image that gives you an idea of what I am talking about. The new one is on the right and the older one is on the left and you can see how the two devices are listed plus the third Z drive.
I forgot to mention. I have a Sony blu ray that I can see photos, music, videos from my OLD my cloud. It’s great for watching some of my class videos or personal videos on the large screen tv. The new one doesn’t show up at all.
And I apologize this was so long, and appreciate any replies, advice, or feedback. I think if I could get the folder structure and the device to show via the blu ray, I could make it work and utilize the new features but I don’t think that’s possible from what I understand.