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MyCloud Duo

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Compatible with Regza TV Recording App Store Android

MyCloud Duo

The personal cloud server provides safe and secure network storage plus the ability to easily share your digital content with family and friends. Our MyCloud software makes all of this so easy that almost anyone can do it.

  • MyCloud DuoUPnP media server to stream your media files
  • iTunes music server to broadcast your music
  • Web based file browser to easily manage your files
  • Free web portal for local as well as remote access
  • Free mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices
  • Your own personal cloud storage without monthly fees
  • Comes with built-in Samba, AFP, NFS and FTP server
  • Easy file sharing for family, friends and social network
  • Automatic firmware update and remote assistance
  • Low power consumption (~18W during operation with 2 x 1.5TB drives)
  • Software RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1)
  • Compact design

Your own personal cloud

MyCloud cloud storage

Personal cloud storage

With the MyCloud, both your hardware and data are located in your own home. You have full control over it and always know exactly what's going on and who has access to it.

Cloud access

The personal cloud allows you to store all your digital data in a centralized location, securely tucked away somewhere safe in your home, yet with full access to it no matter where you are and what device you are currently using.

No monthly fees

There are no recurring fees. You pay just once to purchase the hardware and hard drive, as large or as small as you want. Remote access is included and free, so there are no hidden monthly costs or additional fees.

Keep your memories safe


Backup your precious files

Backup all of your precious photos and videos as well as music and other files onto your MyCloud.

Share with family & friends

Allow your family and friends around the country or around the world to access your newest photos and videos. Keep family & friends up to date on all your exciting experiences.

Make a backup of your backup

The MyCloud Duo has space for two hard drives and the ability to use one of the drives to back up the content on the other. Making a separate copy of the files you back up with RAID 1 ensures even greater safety for all of your precious memories.

Share with family & friends


Create multiple user accounts

Share the love and give your friends and family their very own account on your MyCloud. Easily share your media files with other members but keep your own files private.

Stay connected on social networks

With the click of a button you can backup your files onto your MyCloud device for safe keeping and share your files with social networking sites such as facebook and youtube all at the same time.

Full control

You decide how much you want to share and with whom. You can go very public and post your files directly onto social networking sites or just send invitations to your family and friends. You can also keep your MyCloud just for yourself.

Centralized storage

Centralized storage

Storage for the whole family

Your whole family can save their files onto this central storage device therefore freeing up space on their individual computers.

Share your files

Once files are saved onto the hard drive of your MyCloud, your entire family can login and see all of the pictures and videos in the shared folder. They can also listen to all of the shared songs by accessing the music through iTunes.

Access files on multiple devices

Everyone on your local network can access shared files from their Windows or Mac computers, tablets, or mobile devices. One device for your entire family to share and enjoy!

Media streaming


Watch on your home TV

Sit back and relax, our MyCloud series lets you stream photos, music and videos right to your home television or other favorite UPnP/DLNA media players. You can use a third party device such as a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 to view your files right on your home television. You can also access your MyCloud files on your smart TV or DLNA compatible stereo system.

Free iPhone, iPad & Android apps

With our free iOS and Android apps you can access your files on your favorite mobile devices. Easily access, share and stream your favorite photos, videos and music right to your phone or tablet.

Remote access

Remote access

Stay connected to your data

Need a file you left at home? Access all of your files on the MyCloud from any internet connected computer or smart phone from anywhere in the world.

Access on multiple devices

Access your files from all of your internet connected devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets and with our free iOS and Android apps you can even access your files on your smartphone!

Free up space

Upload your latest vacation photos to share with your family members back home. Files will be saved to your MyCloud allowing you to delete them from your phone to free up additional space for more photos and videos.

Web access

Web access

Network storage made easy

We believe that it should be easy to access your files over the internet. Just log on to our web portal from your favorite browser, enter your device name, user name and password and that’s it! It’s so simple that almost anyone can do it.

Windows & Mac

The MyCloud software lets you access your files on your Mac and on your Windows based computers. The entire family can save files to the MyCloud and access all of the shared data.

Web portal

Simply log on to our website at http://myakitio.com to access your files. It doesn't matter if you are at home or not, the web portal automatically redirects you to your device back home.

iTunes on MyCloud

Music player

Connect with iTunes

Music files stored on the MyCloud can be accessed directly from iTunes. Open iTunes on your computer and the MyCloud will show up as a music source.

Access your entire music collection

Whether you are at home or on the road, you can access your entire music collection.

Play on your favorite devices

Play your favorite music on your favorite devices. Listen to music through the headphones of your smartphone or mobile device, play music through your computer speakers or even through your DLNA/UPnP connected stereo system.


MyCloud Duo

  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • 2-year limited warranty

  • Dual-core 750MHz (ARM 11MP with MMU)

  • 128MB DDR2 SDRAM

  • 256MB NAND flash

  • High quality aluminum housing with plastic front

  • One or two 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III hard drives

  • Capacity 80GB - 8TB per HDD

  • Supports large volumes over 2TB

  • XFS file system

  • 1 x Power button

  • 5 x Status LEDs (system, data access, error, copy)

  • 1 x Copy button

  • 1 x USB 2.0 host connector

  • 1 x Power receptacle

  • 1 x RJ45 connector (10/100/1000) with two LEDs for link and activity

  • 1 x USB 2.0 host connector

  • 1 x Reset button

  • 1000BASE-T IEEE 802.3ab

  • 100BASE-TX IEEE 802.3u

  • 10BASE-T IEEE 802.3

  • Auto MDIX

  • Automatic speed negotiation and downshift

  • Low power consumption; advanced power management

  • 2 x USB 2.0 host for USB flash drives, hard drives (up to 2TB) and printers

  • JBOD

  • RAID 0

  • RAID 1

  • HTML based GUI with built-in file browser and media player

  • Samba server

  • NFS server

  • FTP server

  • DHCP server

  • UPnP-AV media server

  • iTunes music server

  • BitTorrent client

  • HTTP/FTP downloader

  • MyAKiTiO web portal (remote login)

  • Social network connection (e.g. Facebook, Flickr, YouTube)

  • Yes (on local area network)

  • Firmware update

  • Network configuration

  • Disk management utility

  • Power management

  • System logs

  • Mail notification

  • Windows & Mac setup utility

  • Device registration

  • User account management with address book

  • MyAKiTiO web portal at www.myakitio.com

  • iOS 5.1 or above

  • Android 2.2 to 3.x

  • LAN: Windows XP or above

  • Internet browser for setup and file access

  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. Gigabit Ethernet or PCI card)

  • LAN: Mac OS 10.2 or above

  • Internet browser for setup and file access

  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. Gigabit Ethernet or PCI card)

  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)

  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)

  • Input: AC 100-240V, 1.2A, 50-60Hz

  • Output: DC +12V/4A

  • 21 dB(A)

  • 7 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.2 inches

  • 17.7cm x 12.3cm x 8.1cm

  • NAS enclosure (hard drive not included)

  • Ethernet cable

  • Power adapter

  • Quick installation guide

  • Retail Box Size: 10.6 x 8.8 x 5.1 in. (27 x 22.4 x 13 cm)

  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 22.4 x 16.5 x 9.8 in. (57 x 42 x 25 cm)

  • Free application for iPhone and iPad available on App Store.

  • If the MyCloud is purchased with HDD's installed, setup will normally take less than 45 seconds. However, set up times may be longer if HDD installation and formatting are required.

  • The maximum capacity for external USB drives is 2TB.


What makes this device so fun to have is it’s Cloud capabilities. All you have to do is sign up on AKiTiO’s website and it will keep track of your device’s IP. Then you just log into their site and it will redirect to your device. All of this for FREE. Huge kudos on that one. Nothing better than being able to access your secure files anywhere you want, including on your smart phone.

Robert - Device Unknown (March 7, 2012)

Rob takes a closer look at the MyCloud Duo from AKiTiO. It creates your own Personal Cloud that gives you access to your content from anywhere in the world. Watch video (starts from 0:48)

Dave Graveline & Rob Almanza - Into Tomorrow TV (March 2, 2012)

Is it OK to fall in love with a NAS? MyCloud Duo is a tough product to review, because there is much more to this NAS than one would expect. MyCloud Duo is much more like a media server than a simple NAS.

Steven Beyer - The Mac ReviewCast (Feb 27, 2012)

The MyCloud Duo NAS is quite small, at 7 in x 4.8 in x 3.2 in. In terms of sheer functionality, however, this device is basically the same as most other two-drive NAS devices on the market. In other words, full-featured. Virtually any dual-drive NAS released within the last year or so is going to be a positive addition to your home theater or simply for storage of a lot of data. Read More...

Larry Grinnell - MyMac (Dec 26, 2011)

No doubt you have heard one of the most overused yet misunderstood term in technology today: the cloud. Luckily, AKiTiO understands and delivers the true meaning of this with the MyCloud Duo. Not only can you stream almost endless types of content locally but you can access this same data almost anywhere via the Internet on almost any device. Your personal media cloud is here folks, are you ready for it?

Dusting Orgill - Digital Hippos (Dec 1, 2011)

The MyCloud Duo can hold 2 HDD between 80Gb all the way up to 3TB each. MyCloud offers remote web-based access for when you are away from your home and a file browser with built-in media player to easily manage your files right in the web browser or on your iPhone and iPad. Read More...

Ty Pier - Gizmofusion (Nov 30, 2011)