WD (www.wd.com) has expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses.
The My Cloud Expert Series includes My Cloud EX2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud EX4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data. Powered by the latest version of the dual-core Marvell ARMADA processor, these two new additions to the Expert Series offer top-of-their-class read/write speeds for simultaneous, high-performance HD media streaming with up to 24TB of storage capacity.
The new My Cloud Business Series includes My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems. Powered by Intel Atom dual-core processors, they run on the Linux-based WD My Cloud operating software (OS).
For photographers, videographers, graphic designers and other creative professionals adapting to ever increasing file sizes, from RAW images and 4K video footage, the new My Cloud Expert Series products include the latest dual-core Marvell ARMADA 385 and 388 processors for high-performance media streaming, provide up to 24TB of storage and the ability to keep files safe, secure and accessible from anywhere. The data management and security features let customers select their preferred methods for managing, sharing and protecting their most important movies, photos, music and digital files.
The included WD Red drives can be configured using multiple RAID options (model dependent) including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD and spanning modes. Customers can use their My Cloud Expert Series products to centralize and back up all of their computers and notebooks with Apple Time Machine software for Mac users and WD SmartWare Pro software for PC users.
My Cloud Expert Series products can also serve as a digital entertainment hub, seamlessly streaming movies and music to any DLNA/UPnP certified multimedia device such as gaming consoles, smart TVs and WD TV Live™ media players. The Twonky, DLNA-certified media server and iTunes server make for simple streaming of large movie and music libraries.
Additionally, the integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P download server provide advanced data serving options. Customers can also customize their My Cloud Expert series NAS, monitor system health, manage users and energy saving features with the My Cloud dashboard, as well as use a suite of third party apps, including aMule, Icecast, Transmission, DVBlink, SqueezeCenter and more.
My Cloud Business Series products are available in several capacity options. The My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) is available diskless or with 4TB, 8TB or 12TB capacities. The My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) is available diskless or with 8 TB, 16 TB or 24TB capacities. With Easy-Slide-Drive technology, My Cloud Business Series customers can install or hot-swap drives without the need for a screwdriver,
The WD My Cloud mobile app provides anywhere access to the entire My Cloud product family. With the WD My Cloud mobile app users can view photos, stream video and share, save and manage files from anywhere on their iOS and Android devices.
The My Cloud Expert Series and My Cloud Business Series products are available through selected WD channel partners including retailers in store and online, e-tailers, distributors, authorized resellers and at the wdstore.com.