Having read some early reviews of the My Cloud Home - I was excited to upgrade from my WD My Cloud. My issues with the WD My Cloud were as follows:
- Write speeds were often slow especially on smaller files and would fail sometimes
- Timemachine backups would take literally days - so long that I would never really complete a full backup
- Software for WD My Cloud was really lacking
So, when my WD My Cloud Home arrived I was excited to try it out, first impressions - the setup was ridiculously easy and the Discovery app seemed a great way to keep everything organised - so suddenly it seemed that my third requirement was sorted.
HOWEVER, there are some major issues with this device and for that reason - I think I will be sending it back shortly.
Write speeds for small files is now even slower than for the previous version Kb/s in some cases
Timemachine backups also not usable - just not worth it
DLNA support has been removed - this was a nice feature on the original My Cloud. So now I am forced to use PLEX to watch my media on our smart TV - I wouldn’t mind that too much however whether its to do with transcoding files within PLEX or something going on within the My Cloud Home - watching a 4k video streaming within the local network at home is impossible. Stopping every few seconds. My home network is good and I am able to stream the videos absolutely fine via the browser or via the mobile on the same network.
I am not sure whether this is early teething issues, similar to when I bought the brand-new MacBook Pro last year and it was terrible for the first month till software releases sorted it out or if this is just a bad product. This is good for someone who doesn’t want to use dropbox, google photos or something of the like because it basically replicates that kind of service. But as a home network drive it’s just not worth it.