After long hours of use this product always excites me as much by its versatility and its qualities in everyday use is really very pleasant, always keeps the battery as well, perfect.
The advantages of this are numerous, it allows to offer a mobile storage d1To USB3 and wifi accessible directly on a mobile device IOS and Android (tablet, smartphone) or a PC, Mac and on TV DLNA / UPnP. WiFi N compatible which is a good point in terms transfer rate.
The first use you will need to log on to the disc and then use wifi The application dedicated WD (rather intuitive and well done) that lets you set up and configure your network such as secure laccès the disc, change the name of it or use it in the advanced options choose direct mode (Point to Point tablet / disc), access point (Internet Connection Sharing) or home network (all devices connected to the home network (your box for example) can access the disk, this is simple, fearsome of efficiency and easy of use. The software also allows you to update the firmware of the disc which my proposed (v1.02.17) when I write this comment.
The autonomy announced is 6 hours in video mode, i tested on series to MP4 and I am about 6:20 or a little more and it's a good surprise, however, the new battery is properly understood to see after a few cycles (standby he would like twenty dheure manufacturer data (unaudited mine).
It runs on industry (via an adapter) on battery.
When you look at the hard drive the first time you will find:
- A link (URL) in your browser that souvrira to dappréhander best product (copy pictures, videos, view or obtain The application WD My Cloud)
- The documentation in PDF format (in numerous languages including langlais)
- 4 explanatory videos (in English) settings and features
The videos are very well done and really explicit to that is not familiar with the language of "Shakespeare", many videos and photos are available on disk and some mp3 that you will be pleased to keep or not according to your personal taste .
In terms of functionality, the integrated jadore SDCard harbor it allows me to unload and store my videos and photos on disc while for sharing streaming a number of devices (8 at the same time DAfter WD) this is a point that it mest impossible to test but I used lai on holiday with an Iphone and Ipad and two all worked beautifully (this is very pleasant to be able to share videos and photos independently on different devices) bravo!
The disc is formatted in exFAT (PC compatible), I have not needed the format OSX (jOperation NTFS for Mac) if you use both systems (PC and Mac OS) and want to like me back up your photos and videos from Disk I let you board as is and to use the above mentioned software for compatibility.
Video playback with my subtitle does not pose any concerns it is very well run on MP4, for against The application can not read avi, flv, mkv pity!
So I've used FileBrowser to read this type of file by disseminating either VLC or other file reader. I for one juggles OPlayer, Ace player and PlayerXtreme (probably the most effective but there are else).
To: capacity, prot SD, the complete software, mode access point, network drive, the autonomy, functionality (8 connectable devices simultaneously) also runs on industry (in all modes).
Against: WD Cloud software sentencing video playback other than that nothing yet.
Conclusion: this is the record that he had me, nomadic product par excellence replace my TP Link TL-WR710 as Wifi router (even sil it lacks the network port) during my travels. The port SD Card is perfect for my camera Drafting it allows me to transfer and immediately make available my video and photos shared on different devices.
Battery life is at 6:20 appointment requested more! even if the software does my WD made the service asked to play different video formats else made my service network drive, finding this little sil same disc costs a little money is a marvel as it is simple to use and configure.