WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

Code: A58UT

  • Centralise your music, photos and videos in one location, which you can access from anywhere
  • Two 2TB WD Red NAS hard drives provides you with a total of 4TB storage space
  • Equipped with a Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3GHz dual-core processor and a 1GB DDR3 RAM for increased system performance and security

Product details

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

• Centralise your music, photos and videos in one location, which you can access from anywhere
• Two 2TB WD Red NAS hard drives provides you with a total of 4TB storage space
• Equipped with a Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3GHz dual-core processor and a 1GB DDR3 RAM for increased system performance and security
• Automatically backup your Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac computers to this NAS drive
• Secure your data storage on the NAS drive with RAID configurations, USB or cloud backups available
• Manage your files remotely on your Apple iOS or Android phone via the My Cloud and WD Photos apps
• Seamlessly link content between your Dropbox and this NAS drive, also compatible with Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive
• Manufacturer part number: WDBVBZ0040JCH-EESN

Expand your capacity beyond the 4TB offered
This My Cloud EX2 Ultra Networked Attached Storage (NAS) drive (manufacturer’s code: WDBVBZ0040JCH-EESN) is great for small businesses or homes where a central storage location for important files, media or documents is needed. Two 2TB WD red hard drives are supplied for a combined storage space of 4TB. These WD red drives have been specially designed for NAS drive use, for great reliability during 24/7 operations and demanding environments.

You can easily expand your space even further by replacing your hard drives with higher capacity ones. Alternatively, you can add an external USB drive into one of the USB 3.0 ports and instantly expand your storage. This provides you with a great amount of storage space for your files and gives you the ability to increase the storage even further to suit your needs.

What are the backup options I can use with this NAS drive?
Backing up computers couldn't be easier with WD SmartWare Pro for Window computers and compatibility with Apple Time Machine for Apple Mac computers. You can schedule backups to happen on a regularly basis for your most important files or for your whole computer has made a recent change, speeding up the backup process.

Nobody likes to lose files and it's even worse when the backup you have made turns out to have failed as well. To avoid such a situation, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra has been set a RAID 1 as a default. The second drive then copies the data stored on the first one. This supplies you with a contingency, so if any data is lost you have a backup ready. Since one of the drives is used as a mirror of the other, this reduces the stock storage space you have to just 6TB.

An added external USB device doesn't just have to be used to expand the amount of storage you have, you can dedicate the connected USB device as a backup location too. Similarly, integration with Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive cloud services allows you to back up data stored on the My Cloud EX2 or an EX4 you can also remotely back up data to that, no matter where it is in the world. This gives you a number of backup options to choose from, which is essential for businesses and anyone who does not want to lose important data.

Can I stream with this NAS drive?
With the built-in DLNA feature, you can enjoy high performance streaming, and the powerful NAS system makes streaming lag-free. Combined with the Plex Media Server, your HD content will be organised and prepared for streaming to your PC, smart TV, media device, game console, or other certified media player.

What are some of the other features?
Users can be created and then given access to the My Cloud EX2 Ultra and portions of the drive can be assigned to individuals or group - which is perfect for small businesses that want to use the My Cloud EX2 as a server for their employees. A UPS (uninterruptible power supply) can be connected to this NAS drive vis USB or network, which provides you with a temporary power source for your power source ever go out.

Support for iSCSI gives you the ability to make a virtual storage location for your computer, as your computer believes the drive created is a local hard drive. This allows you to manage storage over long distances and transfer data over a network rather than locally.

Specification
Capacity 4TB
Maximum capacity 16TB
Number of hard drives 2 x 3.5-inch drives (2TB in 2 bays)
Maximum number of hard drives 2 x 3.5-inch drives (8TB in 2 bays)
Expandable storage Yes – USB
Backup
Backup options Remote backups
Hot swappable drives WD SmartWare Pro
Apple Time Machine
Cloud-based backup series
RAID options RAID: JBOD, spanning, 0/1
RAID migration: JBOD to RAID 1
Integration with cloud services Amazon S3
ElephantDrive
Connectivity
Connections 1 x Ethernet port (10/100/1000Mb/s)
2 x USB 3.0 slots
Operating systems compatibility Windows 7, 8, 10 or later
Mac OS X
Remote access via web Yes
uPnP Yes
DLNA Yes
AirPlay No
Smart device app? My Cloud and WD Photos
Compatibility with third part applications/devices Plex
Milestone ARCUS
Surveillance
Dropbox
WordPress
Wi-Fi No
Security
Protocols SSH, HTTP/S, FTP (SSL and TLS)
Encryptions 256 bit AES
Password protection Yes
Performance
Processor 1.3 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Memory 1GB DDR3
General
Dimensions 99.06 x 154.94 x 171.35mm
Colour Black
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Package contents My Cloud EX2 Ultra
Ethernet cable
Power supply
Quick install guide

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Item code Item name Quantity Price
A58UT WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure (1+) £259.99

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