If you missed the news in April, Western Digital My Cloud services suffered a cyber attack and subsequent breach of data on it's internal systems, forcing them to shut down My Cloud for many days, keeping many customers in the dark and without their accessibility.

“We are currently experiencing a service interruption that is preventing customers from accessing the My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS 5, SanDisk ibi, SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger service. Our team is working urgently to resolve the issue and restore access as soon as possible.”

- Western Digital

It may have been no big deal for My Cloud customers, but access to their data was completely gone. They eventually were able to restore access... after 5 days! It's tough to have your hard drive's prime functionality of remote access inoperable for that long. What if you were traveling and needed access during that time of important files?

Western Digital customers must be fuming. Not only were they not able to access their data for that week, but now Western Digital has decided to pull the plug on their cloud service fully, which means those particular Western Digital (and SanDisk) hard drives you might be holding onto may be deemed useless in the near future.

Amber has always been the best option for private cloud users. Easy setup, easy to access, and easy to use. None of your data is kept on cloud servers unless you specify to keep portions of it in the cloud. All of your data otherwise is kept private from the cloud, except for on your very own Amber device. Setting up Amber is a breeze and allows you to access your drive from anywhere in the world.

What's more, Amber has functionality that sets it apart from the competition. With auto-backup of your photos, you never have to worry about manually moving photos from your device to a backup device again. Amber also features amazing AI capabilities, making it easy to categorize your photos on the fly.

Another distinct difference is the ability to run a Plex Media Server and Home Assistant with your Amber X, as well as many other software packages from an Amber Pro device.

Do you have a My Cloud device and ready to make the switch? Check out our Amber X and Amber Pro today before My Cloud goes offline forever and makes your hard drive obsolete!