Can the Western Digital My Cloud be as fast as a WD My Studio w/ USB 3?

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  1. ToddJ macrumors 6502

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    My return policy is ending tomorrow on a Western Digital My Cloud 3T NAS drive and have had some problems with it being REALLY, REALLY slow. I am thinking I should exchange it for a Western Digital My Studio 3T w/ usb 3 and was wondering if the my studio would be faster (i know this is a real newbie question.)
     
  2. Beaglerescue macrumors newbie

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    If you are comparing Network storage to usb3 storage, the answer is the USB3 is going to be much, much faster...I have the MYcloud for time machine and media storage...only. I use my 2TB usb passport (usb) for work in progress only due to the fact it is much, much faster.. :)
     
  3. matreya macrumors 65816

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    The My Studio 3TB w/ USB3 will be a LOT faster than the My Cloud. IMHO, the My Cloud is a dog of a drive...
     
  4. Beaglerescue macrumors newbie

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    I agree...great for archived storage...remote access to files and not much else..
     
  5. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    I read quite a few poor reviews for the MyCloud after I debated purchasing one since my local Costco had them. I decided against it, fwiw.
     

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