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MyCloud Mini

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MyCloud Mini

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.

  • UPnP media server to stream your media files
  • iTunes music server to broadcast your music
  • Web based file browser to easily manage your files
  • Comes with built-in Samba, AFP, NFS and FTP server
  • Easy file sharing for family and friends
  • Low power consumption (~8W without HDD)
  • HDD storage expansion via eSATA (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.

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 Mini comes with an eSATA host port, allowing you to connect an additional eSATA drive. By creating a RAID 1 array with your internal drive, you can mirror your data to ensure 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.

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. 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.

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 Mini
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  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • 2-year limited warranty

  • Dual-core 750MHz (SOC)

  • 256MB DDR2 SDRAM

  • 256MB NAND flash

  • High quality aluminum housing

  • 2.5" SATA-I or SATA-II hard drive (1.5Gb/s or 3.0Gb/s)

  • Capacity 20GB - 1.5TB

  • HDD height 7mm - 14.8mm

  • Supports large volumes over 2TB

  • XFS file system

  • 1 x Dual color status LED

  • 1 x Power receptacle

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

  • 2 x USB 2.0 host connectors

  • 1 x eSATA host connector

  • 1 x Reset button

  • 1 x Power 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

  • RAID 0

  • RAID 1

  • To create a RAID array, an internal and an external eSATA hard drive are required.

  • 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

  • Yes (on local area network)

  • Firmware update

  • Network configuration

  • Disk management utility

  • Power management

  • System logs

  • Mail notification

  • Windows & Mac setup utility

  • User account management with address book

  • Dynamic DNS at noip.com or DynDNS.com


  • 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, 1.3A, 50-60Hz

  • Output: DC +5V/2A


  • 4.8 inches x 4.8 inches x 1.3 inches

  • 12.3cm x 12.3cm x 3.8cm

  • NAS enclosure (hard drive not included)

  • Ethernet cable

  • Power adapter

  • Quick installation guide

  • Retail Box Size: 9.1 x 7.1 x 3.4 in. (23 x 18 x 8.7 cm)

  • Carton Size (10pcs per carton): 18.3 x 15.2 x 10 in. (46.5 x 38.5 x 25.5 cm)

  • With an internal hard drive and an external eSATA hard drive it's possible to create a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array.

  • 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.

  • This enclosure is NOT compatible with drives that require 12V (e.g. Seagate Constellation or WD VelociRaptor).

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


I like the fact that any data you have on an installed hard disk or on a USB or eSATA drive is accessible from anywhere by going to the myakito.com site. You can share data by pointing others to this URL, or by emailing data to them or by publishing content to the Web (the device support WebDAV.) Read More...

Samara Lynn - PCMag (June 25, 2012)

Overall the device is simply a joy to use. The initial setup can be a little tricky (if you don’t read the manual). The amount of function tossed in such a small space is absolutely amazing. From streaming to your Xbox to AppleTV, sharing files with friends and family across the country in such a down right unrealistically simple fashion, this is one device to add to your home network.

Ryan Walton - BuyMeAniPhone (June 19, 2012)

Recently, I got the chance to play with AKiTiO’s MyCloud Mini. Initially, I was fairly impressed with the ease of setup. The drive popped in with ease and the little server was up and running on my network in no time. Read More...

Brent Spore - iBoughtAMac (June 11, 2012)

I knew the team that designed put a lot of thought into the design and management of the device. I have only touched the surface of what this server can do and amazed what it does at the price point. Read More...

GEEKNEWS - Geek News Central (May 8, 2012)

The mounting of the drives is menu driven and works quite intuitively. Once configured the device was easily addressable by the network and the PC and Xbox. We also tested connecting to the device from a Galaxy Tab which had Android OS loaded. The app was easy to install and allowed for wireless access to the device for the both the videos and stills. Read More...

Pallab Chatterjee - Media & Entertainment Technologies (May 4, 2012)

This device basically lets you host media on your network and share it anywhere you would like. So basically it lets you have your own mini cloud at home for media and document sharing. Pretty cool right?

Sanity - TekGoblin (April 23, 2012)
hardware lust

Sure, you could leave your home PC on 24/7, but this discrete device consumes significantly less energy. Plus, many Smart TVs (like the Sharp AQUOS line, for example) don’t include apps like Box.net or DropBox, giving the AKiTiO MyCloud Mini an edge.

Jason Evangelho - Hardware Lust (April 14, 2012)