WD shows off its latest NAS Pro Series, Wireless Pro Wi-Fi and My Cloud Pro. The company that makes all things storage will morph their NAS products into the cloud with an app better known as the My Cloud mobile app which will be compatible with iOS and Android. This will allow any users to edit, or share and stream any content. The app will also be compatible Adobe Creative Cloud and Plex Media Server.
Now that we looked at the software and know that users of the new dealing with the WD's cloud base apps, in depth lets take a look at their devices.
My Passport Wireless Pro
This allows you to connect via WIFi, backup and transfer files from up to eight different connected devices at the same time. Four users can stream any content right directly from mobile devices, I'm assuming that includes laptops, smart phones, and tablets. There is also the ability to charge other devices from integrated 6,400 mAh battery, but doing this will consume a massive amount of your battery power.
Users can direct USB 3.0 connection to transfer files rapidly and other external ports includes a USB 2.0 port and a SD 3.0 memory card reader. The My Passport Wireless Pro is a small compact device that measures 5.0 x 0.9x 5.0, inside there's a WD Blue HDD that come in either 2 TB or 3 TB capacities. It weighs a mere one pound.
Oh lets talk price, the 3TB Wireless Pro will run you $299.99 and the 2TB version sell for $199.99 and will include a two year warranty.
My Cloud Pro Series NAS
Now the Pro Series NAS is a different animal, you get up to 32TB of storage, that's a lot of storage at your disposal. There is 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Pentium N3710 with a Braswell SoC, it will power both models and being that it has a processor, it is much faster at transcoding probably due to its Intel's Quick Sync technology. Both these models will come with 4GB of DDR3L RAM, there will be added software to the My Cloud Pro Series that will include Cloud OS, and will solely operate with Plex media server.
Both the My Cloud PR2100 NAS and My Cloud PR4100 you can get with or with drives, the PR2100 contains two storage bays that can house a 4,8,12, and 16TB worth of storage. While the PR4100 contains 4 bays and hosue 8,16,24 and 32 TB storage capacity.
Once again,lets talk price, The PR2100 will retail for $399 but that's without the drive,with the drive it will run you up to $899 with 16TB capacity. Then we have the PR4100, $499 without the drive, up to $1,649 with 32TB storage capacity.
In closing I would say the My Cloud Pro Series NAS is not for the fate in heart, unless you plan on using it for to store massive amount of data that includes video files.
Anyhow,WD has stated that the My Cloud Pro Series will hit the market on June 27, which is a couple of days from now.