WD Windows 8 app delivers discovery, protection

New tool pushes content from WD connected devices to live tile

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WD Windows 8 app delivers discovery, protection WD’s Win 8 app displays and backs up the content of attached devices.
By  Stephen McBride Published  December 11, 2012

Western Digital company WD announced today an app for the new Windows 8 user interface that "makes it easy to discover, enjoy and backup digital media and files". The WD app for Windows 8 is free and is available in the Windows Store.

The WD app for Windows 8 automatically discovers digital content on connected WD direct attached storage solutions and showcases those photos, videos and music on a live tile on the Start screen. Within the app, customers can "easily find and enjoy their digital content as well as share their media via email and social media sites with the Share charm".

Windows 8 automatically installs the WD app for certified WD products or it can be downloaded from the Windows Store.

"Additionally WD products simplify the process of computer backup through support of the new File History feature within Windows 8," said WD.

File History is a file backup application that allows Windows 8 users to schedule automatic backups to any hard drive attached to the computer or on the network.

WD said its drives also support the new Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature, which allows users to consolidate multiple external hard drives into a single logical storage volume. Users can use Storage Spaces in conjunction with File History to create redundant backups for enhanced security.

"From our cool new WD app for Windows 8 and our comprehensive products for easy Windows 8 backup, to our recent addition of SkyDrive cloud storage into our WD 2go mobile app, we are excited about delivering a seamless storage experience across the Windows 8 ecosystem to help customers easily protect and enjoy their precious digital content," states Scott Vouri, general manager for WD's connected life solutions group.

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