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Keeping my Photos Organized and Safe with WD My Cloud Mirror

I take a lot of photos. A LOT. At last check, there were almost 15,000 photos on my computer….for this year! And even though I religiously back them up, my iPhone has over 5000 photos on it at the time of this post.  I use various ways to store and manage those photos, but almost nothing keeps my computer from slowing down and me eventually running out of space on my phone.  I had various workflows in place but really, it’s all just one big digital mess. So imagine how happy I was when I received the WD My Cloud Mirror! Since my goal by the new year is to be organized in all aspects of my life, I’ve been looking into personal cloud storage, but didn’t want something with a monthly fee.

My new WD cloud Mirror helps me organize all my photos in one place!

 

When it came in the mail, I couldn’t wait to get it set up and and ready to use!

My new WD cloud Mirror helps me organize all my photos in one place!

I love how My Cloud Mirror has organized my digital life!

WD My Cloud Mirror is helping to organize my digital mess and get my photographs all in one place!

The hello guide had a quick 3-step instruction at the back and it was SO easy to follow. I just plugged in the device and connected it to my modem with the cable that was provided with the My Cloud Mirror.  And within 5 minutes, I was set up and ready to go with 4TB of storage just like that!

WD My Cloud Mirror is helping to organize my digital mess and get my photographs all in one place!

WD My Cloud Mirror is helping to organize my digital mess and get my photographs all in one place!

After setting it up,  I started the process of syncing all of my photos and files to the WD My Cloud Mirror. I decided to include files too, because…I seem to have a lot of those in many different places too. Amazingly, you can set up your dropbox to sync here also! The set up was so easy and painless to make all of my photos and files secure. Another thing that I really like about the WD My Cloud Mirror is that it keeps two copies of everything so that all of my photos and files are double protected. Which is definitely a win win for me since I have a very healthy fear of loosing all of my files!


WD My Cloud Mirror is helping to organize my digital mess and get my photographs all in one place!

And since I wanted to keep my iPhone as free as possible from having too many photos, I downloaded the My Cloud App to my iPhone and have my photos syncing to My Cloud Mirror also! I have to free up ALL OF THE ROOM for our Disney trip in 2 weeks! My biggest fear has been, what if I run out of room on my phone? Now, rather than erase, I can simply upload all of my photos to the cloud and then keep on shooting!

AND I can also share a file straight from my phone by sending a direct link to only the people I choose. No more posting photos to Facebook just so that my mother and mother in law can see! I can share a link directly to them! It’s safe and secure!

 

Capacity and Pricing

Now I know you want to know all of the details so that you can get one too! Maybe tell Santa that you need one?? LOL!

The My Cloud Mirror is available in 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities.
My Cloud Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
• $309.99 USD for 4 TB
• $369.99 USD for 6 TB
• $409.99 USD for 8 TB
And remember, My Cloud Mirror is compatible with Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista®, Mac OS® X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks™, Mountain Lion™, Lion™, as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.

So get out there and purchase your own My Cloud Mirror to see how My Cloud simplifies your digital mess so you can experience and create more!

  • Reply
    Alisha
    November 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

    We have something similar and I love it!!! I have over 13 years of pictures at Shutterfly so I’d cry if anything happened there. One day I may actually try to save them to our external hard drive lol

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    Candace
    November 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    OMG!! I saw this at one of the show cases here and almost drooled over it but I didn’t know there was an app too!! It’s going on my Santa list!

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    LauraOinAK
    November 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I love things that are helpful and easy to implement. The WD Cloud mirror looks like it does both. I know we could use a streamlined way to save our own files.

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    tiaras and tantrums
    November 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I have never heard of this. This sounds like a great option for saving your images off of your computer. I always use an external hard drive to save all my images and to back everything up.

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    tammileetips
    November 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    This is a great idea!! I know sharing photos on social media while on vacation can be hard to do cause of security! This is a perfect way to share with loved ones while gone and to store them as well.

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    rochkirstin
    November 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I also take a lot of photos and my photo files occupy the most percentage in my hard disk space. Yes, they tend to slow down the system as well. Having a cloud drive and external HD will not only save the performance but they also can serve as excellent backups.

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    Yona Williams
    November 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, you really do take a lot of photos – I couldn’t even imagine going through 15,000 images…let alone that it only represented one year’s worth. The My Cloud Mirror definitely sounds like something that accommodates avid photographers. This is something that would benefit my brother.

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    kita
    November 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    How many pictures….chile no. I just uploaded 400 and cried. I bought something to put my pictures on since I am not techno driven I don’t even know what it is. This sounds better though

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    Amanda @ Adorkablii
    November 16, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Ugh, I need one of these! I am so organized with my photos and need to keep them backed up in as many places as I possible can. I am so afraid of losing everything. I try to keep everything backed on multiple sites on EHD just in case. I would cry forever if I lost everything =(

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    Notorious Spinks
    November 17, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    This is great. I actually saw someone else posting about this on Twitter or something. I’m definitely going to check it out because I have thousands of photos, too. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    Bernetta
    November 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I need something like this. I have too many pictures and I find myseld deleting pictures all the time.

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    jim
    January 6, 2016 at 12:46 am

    1. I didn’t see Android listed … any chance that is coming along?

    2. More importantly, our main use would be for PC images / backups. Would this device / software be suitable for this?

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