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Akitio MyCloud Duo personal cloud server

The MyCloud Duo server incorporates UPnP and DLNA compatibility to enable users to utilize other components on their networks that also provide compatibility for the playback and distribution of media content.


With the ability to offer up to 3TBs of storage and UPnP and DLNA compatibility, the subscription-free MyCloud Duo from Akitio enables users to access a variety of content from their network and from their smart phones.

As the world of media continues its migration from the world of physical discs, LPs and even cassettes into the realm of digital bits of zeroes the concept of storage becomes increasingly important. The latest trend or development to help spur on this migration is cloud computing and the California-based manufacturer Akitio is helping to drive the movement into the world of digital storage.

Akitio's new, second-generation personal cloud server is called the MyCloud Duo and it is designed to provide users with the ability to manage and access their digital files locally or remotely. The UPnP and DLNA compatible unit supports a Gigabit Ethernet connection to enable fast connection and uploads to share content with multiple workstations via SMB or FTP connections to work in the same manner as traditional NAS drives.

The device also features up to 3TBs of storage with RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD backup; virtual storage for mobile devices, subscription-free cloud usage and free mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android product owners that facilitates mobile usage.

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Article Topics

Video · Digital Media · Audio · Networking · Home Theater · Cloud · Dlna · Upnp · Remote Access · Akitio · Raid · All topics

About the Author

Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.


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