WD Discovery alternatives? Or Western Digital alternatives

The news that WD is discontinuing its Discovery software in just a few months, s u c k s, to put it bluntly.

Now I know there will be folks out there who will claim that it’s no big deal that you can always mount the drive when you’re on your local network or access all your files in a we browser.

But the ability to access your files on a My Cloud NAS drive when you’re not on your own network via a mounted drive on your notebook–because, you know, that’s not at all an uncommon use case–is really, really, really useful.

So the question is, is there software out there that performs the same function as WD Discovery that can be used with a My Cloud NAS?

Or should we be taking our money elsewhere? (Because I was about to pull the string on an upgrade to my 4TB single drive My Cloud with a bare EX Ultra and 2 14TB drives that I found a good deal on: a 14TB RAID mirror for <$600 total.) And if so, suggestions? I mean, do other companies that sell personal/SMB NAS drives also offer software with WD Discovery functionality?

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Hi @twritersf,

Have you opened a Support Case? If not opened, for more information, please contact the WD Technical Support team for the best assistance and troubleshooting:

Do you expect that opening a support case will result in reversing the company’s decision to stop supporting WD Discovery? Or will they be able to tell me of imminent replacement software with at least the same functionality?

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