WD, a Western Digital company, expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system.
The My Cloud EX2 is designed to save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data. 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 preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes.
Users can centralize and back up all of their computers and notebooks with WD SmartWare Pro software for PC users, and with the Apple Time Machine backup software for Mac users.
My Cloud EX2 provides different capacity options, of 4TB, 6TB or 8TB. Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 to expand the storage capacity. The device features WD Red hard drives in the 24x7 NAS operating environment, improving drive reliability and protecting customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption.
Files stored on My Cloud EX2 can be shared, emailed and printed, through the WD My Cloud app. Also, the device includes serving options such as 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.
Also, videos and photos can be streamed 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.
My Cloud EX2 is now available, and comes with a two year limited warranty. MAP is $199.99 USD for the diskless My Cloud EX2, $369.99 USD for 4 TB, $469.99 USD for 6 TB and $569.99 USD for 8 TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM.