Western Digital’s My Cloud EX2 Ultra is a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. It’s designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to automatically sync content across computers, share files and folders and enjoy multiple backup options.
With the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, creative professionals are able to combine high performance with multi-tasking optimization and data protection to create a NAS system that simplifies their workflow and provides peace-of-mind. It’s been upgraded with a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. Users also have access to 1 GB of DDR3 memory. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, while data protection options include NAS to NAS, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode.
From unpopulated to 12 TB capacities1, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides several capacity options for customers to choose from. Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 Ultra to instantly expand their storage capacity. The populated My Cloud EX2 Ultra features the WD Red hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems to provide non-stop performance within 24×7 environments.
With simplified file and folder sharing, users can send customized, private links that allow recipients read/write access to particular files on the user’s My Cloud EX2 Ultra. It features an intuitive dashboard, so user accounts can be created, features customized and storage can be monitored with ease.
With MyCloud.com web access, or the My Cloud mobile app, users can access their media and manage users from any internet connected device. With WD Sync, users can automatically synchronize their media and files across their computers and their My Cloud device .
My Cloud EX2 Ultra includes advanced data serving options including an integrated FTP and WebDAV server, backup server, P2P download server and Microsoft Active Directory support. Additionally, users can download and run a host of third party apps, including, Plex, Milestone Arcus surveillance, aMule, Icecast, Joomla!, Anti-Virus Essentials, WordPress, SqueezeCenter, and more. Users can also stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA/UPnP devices with the included Twonky 7.2 DLNA-certified 1.5 media server, and built-in iTunes support.
My Cloud EX2 Ultra is currently available at select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $159.99 for the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra, $349.99 for the 4TB model, $449.99 for 8TB, and $599.99 for 12TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the Apple App Store.