Western Digital My Cloud support over LAN only


#1

Hello team,

I’m looking for a low-cost self-hosting solution without Internet access (local network only). Is an entry-level Western Digital My Cloud NAS appliance able to support this?

Thanks for any tips.


#3

It looks like the answer is no: Appendix B of the My Cloud User Guide says that it supports CIFS/SMB, NFS, FTP, and AFP—but makes no mention of WebDAV, which is what Omni apps use to sync.

You might try a Synology NAS instead: they do support WebDAV, and I know some of our customers are successfully syncing using their Synology devices. (I usually sync with a personal Mac server, but I’ve tested syncing with my own Synology and it worked just fine.) And they have a broad range of options available, from inexpensive single-disk setups to big RAIDs with a dozen or more disks.


#4

Thanks for the response Ken. Implementing a local sync solution was actually a project I was tracking through Omni Focus, but since your recent security upgrade I have abandoned it (and saved a few hundred in the process). Cheers.


#5

A few years ago I bought a Western Digital MyBook Live Duo NAS and it was a big mistake. The webinterface/built-in functionallity pretty limited (e.g. no WebDAV support). Later I found out that you can’t even replace the included HDDs with your own. When disks break you have to contact support and ask them to send you new disks.

I ended up buying a Synology DS214play and I’m very happy with it. Using it more than 2 years now.


#9

Hello,

are there any updates on WD Western Digital My Cloud Mirror(Gen 2) regarding the WebDav sync with Omnifocus? The support document says that WebDAV is supported by this device (http://products.wdc.com/library/UM/ENG/4779-705145.pdf). Thank you very much!

Sidenote: I don’t own the device, but I want to buy it soon. (Also, no and I don’t want to buy a Synology NAS.)