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Western Digital My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

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About this product

Overview

  • Total 16GB capacity can store up to 124 hours of 4K video
  • Supplied with two 4TB hard drives, for a total of 8TB storage
  • Manage files on smart devices via the My Cloud and WD Photos apps

Product overview

• Centralise your music, photos and videos in one location, which you can access from anywhere
• Two 4TB Red NAS hard drives provide you with a total of 8TB 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 back up your Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac computers to this NAS drive
• Secure your 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: WDBVBZ0080JCH-EESN

Expand your capacity beyond 8TB offered
This My Cloud EX2 Ultra Networked Attached Storage (NAS) drive (manufacturer's code: WDBVBZ0080JCH-EESN) is great for small businesses or homes where a central storage location for important files, media or documents is needed. Two 4TB WD Red hard drives are supplied for a combined storage space of 8TB. These WD hard drives have been specially designed for NAS drive use, and they offer 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 to instantly expand your storage. This provides you with a great amount of storage space of your files and gives you the ability to increase the storage 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, which also has compatibility with Apple Time Machine for Apple Mac computers. You can schedule backups to happen on a regular basis for your important files, or for your whole computer when it has made a recent change, speeding the backup process up.

Nothing is worse than losing files and finding the backup has also failed. To avoid these situations, 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, supplying you with a contingency. Since one of the drives is used as a mirror of the other, this reduces the stock storage space you have to 4TB.

You can also dedicate a connected USB device as a backup location. Similarly, integration with Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive cloud services allow you to backup 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 backup 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 with this powerful NAS system it 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?
User IDs can be created and given access to the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, and portions of the drive can be assigned to individuals or groups, this makes it perfect for small business which 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 iSCI gives you the ability to make a virtual storage location for your computer (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

Construction

Colour:

Black

Connectivity

PC Connection Type:

Ethernet
USB

Technical Specifications

Processor:

1.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

General

Type:

Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

Operating Specifications

Maximum Capacity:

16

Ethernet Speed:

10/100/1000

Memory:

1

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

99.06

Depth:

154.94

Height:

171.35

Product Specifications

RAID Options:

JBOD
RAID 0
RAID 1

UPnP:

Yes

DLNA:

Yes

Encryption:

256 bit AES

Protocols:

SSH, HTTP/S, FTP (SSL and TLS)

Password Protection:

Yes

Backup Software:

Remote backups
Hot swappable drives
WD SmartWave Pro
Apple Time Machine
Cloud-based backup services

Contents

Package Contents:

1 x My Cloud EX2 Ultra
1 x Ethernet cable
1 x Power supply
1 x Quick install guide

Warranty

Warranty:

1

System Requirements & Software

Compatible Smart Device App:

My Cloud and WD Photos

Power Specifications

Power Supply:

Mains

Technical Specification

Processor:

Is it possible for two people to buy one each; use them in RAID 1 mode, only use 2TB of the 4TB capacity each; and have them back each other up? So I'm keeping an encrypted(so I can't access it) backup of my friend's data, and they do the same for me?

Asked by: philip
Unfortunately, for this sort of advanced use, you would need to check directly with WD.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-28

can it run on usb 2

Asked by: pasky
You can run USB 2 drives to add space to the system but to access the drive you need to do this via a network.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-05-31
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