WD My Cloud and bandwidth

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by musiqzuki, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. musiqzuki macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    Regarding setting up a personal cloud storage like for example with WD's My Cloud, I have a question.

    Since it uses Wi-Fi to transfer files to the storage, does that mean I am technically wasting bandwidth everything I Read/Write something?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you are just using wifi to transfer data to and from the WD disk, no data is being used over the Internet, so that would not impact any Internet provider data caps you might have... if that is what you are asking.

    The traffic would all be internal to your own network in the house.
     
  3. musiqzuki thread starter macrumors member

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    That is exactly what I was asking for. Good to know, thank you!
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    Is the WD My Cloud smart enough to know when he is on the local network and read/write directly to the drive on the local network or will it wrote to the local drive through the WD My Cloud by means of the Internet?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is not how it works. All "My Cloud" is is a means of accessing the local data on the WD disk over the Internet. The data is not stored in the cloud like Dropbox for example.
     

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