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WD Presents 2-bay Prosumer Personal Cloud Storage, My Cloud EX2

By Joy Hou - on 5 Mar 2014, 1:15pm

WD Presents 2-bay Prosumer Personal Cloud Storage, My Cloud EX2

WD has expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a high-performance two-bay NAS system that's half the size of the My Cloud EX4, which was aimed at professionals and individuals with extra large volumes of data.

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Designed for creative professionals and prosumers, its data management and security features let customers select their preferred methods for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music, and digital files. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, while data protection options include RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup.

The My Cloud EX2 comes pre-configured in RAID 1 mode to protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes. Customers can use their My Cloud EX2 to centralize and back up all of their PCs and notebooks with WD SmartWare Pro software for PC users, and with the Apple Time Machine backup software for Mac users.

It also provides several capacity options for customers to choose from, including a diskless enclosure allowing users to build their own NAS with the drives of their choice, as well as populated systems in 4TB, 6TB, or 8TB capacities.

Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 to instantly expand their storage capacity. The populated My Cloud EX2 features WD Red hard drives for ultimate reliability in the unique 24x7 NAS operating environment. WD Red drives are powered by NASware 2.0 technology, improving drive reliability and protecting customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

WD My Cloud mobile app users can easily view photos, stream video and share, save and manage files from anywhere on their iOS and Android devices. The mobile app makes file sharing and collaborating simple, allowing customers to easily email files, share files as a link, and print and open files with third party apps. The WD My Cloud mobile app integrates major public cloud services so that customers can easily transfer files from their Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive public cloud accounts.

My Cloud EX2 includes advanced data serving options including an integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and a P2P download server. Additionally, users can download and run a host of third party apps, including aMule, Icecast, Joomla!, phpBB, phpMyAdmin, Transmission, SqueezeCenter, and more. Users can also stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA/UPnP devices with the included Twonky 7.2 server, DLNA-certified 1.5 media server, and built-in iTunes server.

  Price in US$
diskless My Cloud EX2 $199.99
4TB $369.99
6TB $469.99
8TB $569.99

Backed by a two-year limited warranty, the My Cloud EX2 is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at the The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

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