• Centralise your music, photos and videos in one location, which you can access from anywhere
• Two 6TB WD Read NAS hard drives provides you with a total of 12TB storage space
• Equipped with a Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3GHz dual-core processor and a 16GB DDR3 RAM for increased system performance and security
• Automatically back up your Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac computers to this NAS drive
• Secure data stored 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: WDBVBZ0120JCH-EESNExpand your capacity beyond the 12TB offered
The My Cloud EX2 Ultra Networked Attached Storage (NAS) drive (manufacturer's code: WDBVBZ0120JCH-EESN) is great for small buinesses or homes where a central storage location for important files, media or documents is needed. Two 6TB WD Red hard 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, thereby instantly expanding 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 the added compatibility with Apple Time Machine for Apple Mac computers. You can schedule backups to happen on a regular basis for your most important files or for your whole computer if it has made a recent change, speeding up the backup process.
Nobody likes to lose files and it is 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 at RAID 1 as a default. The second drive copies the data stored on the first one for added safety. 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 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 Ultra to the cloud. If you own another My Cloud EX2 or an EX4 you can also remotely back up data to it, 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 groups - which is perfect for small business that want to use the My Cloud EX2 Ultra as a server for their employees. A UPS (uninterruptible power supply) can be connected to this NAS drive via USB or network, which provides you with a temporary power source for your server should the main power source ever go out.
Support for iSCSI gives your 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.