Haven't had a chance to touch it yet, but Western Digital has just released something I've been wanting for years. The Western Digital My Cloud is a personal cloud that can be set up without an IT degree. 2TB and 3TB models are available this morning. 4TB model is coming in November.
Imagine having access to 2 TB, 3 TB, or 4 TB of your files accessible from anywhere - WITHOUT the recurring yearly fee. Actually that quantity could even be higher, because you can plug another external drive into MyCloud via USB 3.0 and serve up those files as well. This is gonna be good.
From the manufacturer: "Once the My Cloud drive is setup, customers can easily connect their computers and mobile devices with WD's free desktop and mobile apps. With a Gigabit Ethernet connection and Dual-Core processor, transferring files is blazing fast, allowing customers to quickly centralize all of the digital content scattered across various devices onto My Cloud. With direct file uploads from mobile devices, important files and videos can be safely moved to My Cloud, freeing up valuable space on users’ tablets and smartphones."
This will be the perfect destination for you to upload your photos each night as you travel. If the worst happens and your camera is lost, stolen or maybe drowns, at least you'll have your photos.
"Customers can also use their My Cloud to back up their computers and digital files. For PC users, WD SmartWare™ Pro software offers options for how, when and where to back up files. Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple® Time Machine® backup software to protect their data."
"The 2 TB and 3 TB My Cloud is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com. The 4 TB My Cloud is expected to be available in November. MSRP is $149.99 USD for 2 TB, $179.99 USD for 3 TB and $249.99 USD for 4 TB. The My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. A two drive and four drive My Cloud configuration will be available in the future."