I bought and installed a 4tb unit. Installation went fine. Currently on a brand-new linksys router 5 ghz.
After following the directions, as expected, I receive an e-mail from WD talking about validating my account. ??
It was not my intention to marry WD, just buy the drive and use of the software. Finally, my question. Do I have a “private cloud” or am I actually still doing business with WD and will need them forever to access data on the drive sitting next to me?
Sorry if I’m stupid. I’ve had lots of practice. LOL
You will need WD if you plan on accessing the drive outside your LAN. You use the Desktop App for this or you can login to WD2GO.com if you have Cloud Access turned on. Also you need them for firmware updates.
I have my Cloud Access off and it has been for over a month because of vulnerabilities issues in the firmware.
If you register your My Cloud warranty, which I do recommend, this will allow you to make Support Tickets and confirm your warranty incase something goes wrong with the unit. You do not need Cloud Access to use the My Cloud within your LAN.