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WD My Cloud Mirror 8TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage Drive

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Overview

  • Have a cloud of your own to backup and organise all your family pictures, music and videos, which can be accessed from anywhere
  • A potential 8TB of total storage space for you to use, with two 4TB WD red hard drives supplied
  • Set your Windows or Mac computer to automatically backup to this NAS drive

Product overview

• Have a cloud of your own to backup and organise all your family pictures, music and videos, which can be accessed from anywhere
• A potential 8TB of total storage space for you to use, with two 4TB WD red hard drives supplied
• Set your Windows or Mac computer to automatically backup to this NAS drive
• Ensure any data stored on the NAS isn’t lost during a drive failure, with RAID1, USB or remote backups available
• Stream media files to smart TVs or speakers on the same network thanks to the DLNA and UPnP certification
• Backup your pictures and videos from your Apple iOS or Android phone with the help of the My Cloud app, freeing up space for you to take even more
• Transfer files between Dropbox and other cloud services (Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive) to this NAS drive via the My Cloud app

Instantly increase your storage to meet your needs
If you are looking for your own personal cloud for you and your family to use, then look no further than this WD Mirror 8TB NAS drive (manufacturer’s code: WDBZVM0080JWT-EESN). Included are two 4TB WD red hard drives, giving you a total maximum storage space of 8TB. The WD red hard drives have been optimised for use in NAS drives and therefore run more efficiently within the harsh 24/7 environment, compared to more traditional drives. 8TB of storage space can be instantly increased by attaching a USB device into one of the USB 3.0 ports, giving you the ability to easily increase the maximum storage.

What kind of backups can I set up?
You can back up your Windows computer via the WD SmartWare Pro application or Mac computers via Apple Time Machine. The backups can be scheduled to happen automatically, covering a single folder or the complete computer. Alternatively, you can set backups to automatically occur when a change has been made in the folder/computer, speeding up the backup process.

To ensure files and backups are stored safely on the NAS drive and not lost during a rare disk failure, WD has configured this to be RAID 1 as a default. This disk management setting essentially uses one of the two hard drives to ‘mirror’ content that is stored on the other. This means you have the same content on the two drives and if one were to ever fail, you would have a backup available. This setting also limits the stock storage you will initially have to just 4TB.

Any attached USB devices can be used as a target for backups, as well as being used to increase the overall storage of your NAS drive. Likewise, the compatibility with Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive allows you to backup what is stored on the WD Mirror to the cloud. Owners of more than one My Cloud Mirror or a My Cloud EX4 can arrange for information on this NAS drive to be saved remotely. This multitude of backup options help to secure your data to make certain it doesn’t get lost when a drive failure does occur.

What apps are available for this NAS drive?
Free up space on your Apple iOS or Android smart device, with the My Cloud app, allowing you to save and backup your pictures and videos to your own personal cloud storage. Apps can be installed onto the WD Mirror, and as a default, http downloader, FTP, P2P and web file viewer are already installed. These apps allow you to automate and schedule downloads/backups to happen through a web link, share files and view the content of the NAS via the dashboard. Third party apps can be installed as well, such as WordPress, Plex and aMule, so you can customise the Mirror to suit your needs.

What can I stream to with this NAS drive?
The DLNA and UPnP certification of the NAS drives means as long as other DLNA and UPnP devices are connected to the same network, media files can be streamed to the device. Smart TVs, media players and speakers are just some example of such devices. Installing Plex on the NAS drive also lets you stream to any smart device that can install the Plex app, opening up the range of different devices you can stream to.

What other features are available?
You can create users and give them access to the WD Mirror. Users or groups can then be assigned portions of the drive to either share or use themselves. This makes it perfect for small businesses to utilise the WD Mirror as a server for their employees. To avoid interruptions in the constant operation of this NAS drive, an UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) can be connected via USB or network, giving you temporary power if your power supply goes.

Specification

Specification table
Storage
Capacity 8 TB
Maximum capacity 12 TB
Number of hard drives 4 x 3.5-inch drives (4 TB in 2 bays)
Maximum number of hard drives 2 x 3.5-inch drives (6 TB in 2 bays)
Expandable storage Yes - USB
Backup
Backup Options WD SmartWare Pro, Apple Time Machine
RAID Options JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Integration with cloud services Dropbox, Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive
Connectivity
Connections 1 x Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mb/s), 2 x USB 3.0
Operating systems compatibility Windows / Mac OS X
Remote access via web Yes
UPnP Yes
DLNA Yes
AirPlay No
Smart device app? My Cloud
Compatibility with third party applications/devices iTunes, Plex, Dropbox, Icecast, aMule, abFiles, Z-Wave, Joomla!, phpMyAdmin, phpBB, Transmission, SqueezeCenter, WordPress
Wi-Fi No
Security
Protocols SSL/TLS/OAUTH 2.0
Encryption Manufacturer not specified
Password protection Yes
Performance
Read speed 110 MB/s
Write speed 58 MB/s
Processor 1.2 Ghz Processor
Memory 512 MB
General
Dimensions 99.06 mm x 154.94 mm x 171.45 mm
Colour White
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Package contents
My Cloud Mirror
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
Quick install guide

Hi, does this device have a wake-on-LAN feature? So it can be in sleep mode but will wake automatically when needed without you having to go and switch it on first. Thanks

Asked by: Macro
The very nature of such a device implies it is an always on instant access device. A sleep function with wake on lan would be counterproductive to the operation of the deice. The unit does support pre programmed shutdown and the ability to wake up, you can find info about this on page 110 of the user guide we have provided on the listing under the downloads tab or by clicking here https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A47NWA52NWA60NWUser-Manual-8674.pdf Summary below Power Schedule The Power Schedule allows you to schedule shutdowns for your WD My Cloud Mirror device. 1. To enable Power Schedule, click the toggle button . 2. Click Configure. 3. Use the slider bar to configure the start and stop times for your device. 4. Click to shut down the device for 24-hours. 5. Click Save. Note: You can use WD Quick View to wake up the system. For information and to download this app go to WD’s online Learning Center.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-12

I understand that all type files I can store, right? (not only video / pictures or movies)

Asked by: Peter
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-05-06

Is this item and your other WD My Cloud drives Gen 2 ?

Asked by: Nilpam
WD part number is as follows:- WDBWVZ0080JWT-EESN
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-06

Is this compatible with *nix computers, how is the storage presented over the network (smb, ftp, http)

Asked by: Kevin
The My Cloud system supports the following protocols, CIFS/SMB, NFS, FTP, AFP and is designed to operate as a DLNA device. We cannot confirm this will work on a *nix system as we have only received compatibility data for Windows and Mac OS.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-03-16

If two drives are connected to the USB ports can these be configured as RAID1.

Asked by: Kevin
Unfortunately not you cannot have RAID1 set to a USB port.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-03-16

I have just bought one of these from your Wakefield store and was told that I could couple it in to my computer as a back up instead of my router. how do I do that and do I need diffarnt cables for connection. as I don't need it coupled to the web. 

Asked by: Electric syd
As this is a Nas drive it will need to be connected to the router.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

is this the 2nd generation Cloud Mirror?

Asked by: wont_buy_a_Linksys_again
The part code is WDBZVM0080JWT-EESN the generation is not stated.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-05

Can the WD my cloud mirror NAS drive be connected to a wireless network without using an ether net cable connected directly to the router?

Asked by: Jeff
Unfortunately not it would need a wired connection.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-22
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