Now featuring Plex!
Designed from the ground up with the quality and reliability you've come to expect from WD and backed by a two-year warranty, My Cloud EX2 is a high-performance, two-bay NAS for your home or small office.
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Choose a populated system that works out of the box, featuring WD Red hard drives. Or, build your own NAS with our diskless enclosure and add up to two drives of your choice.
Effortlessly install drives or hot swap with WD’s advanced, all-metal enclosure design. WD’s powerful dashboard means you are always in control.
Manage your data with RAID 0, 1; JBOD and spanning drive modes. Then, protect it with RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup options.
Your options are endless
Choose a populated system that works right out of the box with integrated WD Red hard drives, pre-set in RAID 1 mode for ultimate protection for your data from the start. Or, choose the diskless enclosure to build your NAS with the drives of your choice.
512 MB memory and 1.2 GHz processor deliver reliable, fast performance for your home or small office.
Control your data with multiple drive management options including RAID 0, 1; JBOD and spanning modes.
Data protection at its best
You’re armed with multiple options to secure your data from loss. Choose from RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup depending upon your data security needs.
|Award-winning mobile and desktop apps
With WD's My Cloud mobile and desktop apps, you can upload, access and share your documents from anywhere. Conveniently transfer files from your public cloud accounts to My Cloud EX2 using the mobile app.
Easy to manage
A powerful dashboard means your system is always under your control. Monitor your drives, manage users and utilize energy-saving features. Email and mobile alerts keep you informed on My Cloud EX2 status.
Advanced apps to customize your NAS
Featuring industry-leading apps, including aMule, Transmission, Icecast, Joomla!, phpBB, phpMyAdmin, SqueezeCenter, and more.
Stream media to your connected devices
Stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA/UPnP devices. Features a Twonky 7.2 and a DLNA-certified 1.5 media server. And with a built-in iTunes server, you can easily stream your music collection.
Advanced serving options
Integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P torrent download server.
Protect your data via remote backup to another My Cloud EX2 or My Cloud EX4, integrated cloud backup or local LAN/WAN backup. Enjoy peace of mind with WD SmartWare Pro for PC users for up to ten computers, and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac users.
Expand your capacity
Simply attach a compatible USB hard drive directly to one of the two USB 3.0 expansion ports on My Cloud EX2 and instantly expand your storage capacity.
Integrated energy-saving features
Save energy with disk spin-down and scheduled power on/off.
Your own personal cloud
Unlike public clouds, My Cloud EX2 allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home or office network instead of a remote server. No mysterious location of your data. No monthly fees. No limits. Just blazing-fast performance for yor high-speed digital life.
A full suite of advanced features to
power your home or office including: iSCSI target, full-featured FTP services, jumbo frame support, iPv4/iPv6 ready, UPS support (USB and network), real-time resource monitor, volume encryption with boot-up password, SNMP and virtual volumes.
- Advanced Apps
Get anywhere access and the flexibility to customize your NAS with WD's mobile, desktop and integrated app platform.
WDs mobile & desktop app
Access all the content on your personal cloud from any device.
My Cloud mobile app
You are always connected to your personal cloud. Save valuable space on your mobile devices with easy photo and video uploads directly to your personal cloud, then securely access and share your memories from anywhere.
Have a public cloud account?
The My Cloud mobile app also allows you to easily transfer files between your personal cloud, Dropbox and other public cloud accounts.
My Cloud desktop app
This app keeps your PC or Mac connected to your personal cloud, no matter where you are. From the application, you can easily drag and drop to transfer, manage your files and share links to specific files or folders via email.
Third-party integrated apps
Plex Media Server
Plex organizes all of your video, movie, TV show, music, and photo collections so you can stream them to all of your screens.
Free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad network. The app provides search capability for finding desired P2P files and has a full-featured P2P server/client Web UI interface.
One of the leading bulletin board solutions, including powerful permission systems, private messaging, search functions, a customizable template and language system, as well as support for multiple databases.
Streaming audio server that supports MP3, FLAC, WAV, Ogg, ACC, as well as transcoding. Stream to both hardware and software receivers as well as any media player capable of playing MP3 streams.
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Create your own My Cloud EX2 based customized Blog that can be accessed and commented on from any internet connection.
Dashboard cloud access
Your system is always under your control. Manage My Cloud EX2 from anywhere with WD's powerful dashboard. Monitor your drives, manage users and utilize energy-saving features. Email and mobile alerts keep you informed on My Cloud EX2 status.
Open source media streaming app that can be modified to suit your individual needs.
Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates easy management of your website text, photos, videos, music and documents.
Handles the administration of MySQL via web with ability to create and drop databases; create, drop, or alter tables; delete, edit or add fields; execute any SQL statement and manage keys on fields.
Transmission is one of the best choices for a BitTorrent client, being both extremely lightweight and feature-packed.
Transmission's interface is easy to use, yet very powerful, especially when it comes to managing bandwidth.
Are you a developer that is interested in porting your app to My Cloud EX2?
Interested in developing or porting your app to work with My Cloud EX2? Contact us at Developer@wdc.com to get more details.
- Advanced Features
Multiple backup options to secure your data from loss.
Disasters happen unexpectedly, from floods to fires or even burglary. Ensure your data is always protected with remote off-site backup to another My Cloud NAS or with an integrated cloud backup solution. My Cloud NAS also provide LAN/WAN backup options with centrally managed backup, bare metal backup or basic file backup.
Disaster Recovery Backup
NAS to NAS Backup
Remote off-site backup to another My Cloud NAS device will ensure that your critical data is always protected and available in the instance that one NAS fails or is destroyed by a catastrophic event. Back up the My Cloud NAS in your business office to another My Cloud NAS in your home office. It’s a safe and affordable way protect your all important data.
ElephantDrive is a premium cloud-based backup, sync and sharing solution platform with simple, fast and reliable protection for all of your important files. And because ElephantDrive is natively integrated within our My Cloud OS, there is no need for mapping the NAS to your computer. Learn more
Amazon S3 Backup and Restore feature allows you to back up data directly to your Amazon S3 account. Amazon S3 gives you peace of mind when used as an offsite backup, should anything happen to the data stored on your My Cloud Expert Series NAS.
Bare Metal Backup
Acronis True Image 2015 for PC saves your entire system – that is all your apps, files, user accounts, exact configurations, and even the OS in one compressed file. With Universal restore you can move your system from any PC to any PC – no matter what make or model you use.
Exclusive pricing for My Cloud Business or Expert Series owners - just click on Acronis in the apps section of your My Cloud NAS device dashboard to get special pricing.
For PC - WD SmartWare Pro
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly create a second copy of your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule.
For Mac - Apple Time Machine compatibility
My Cloud NAS work seamlessly with Apple Time Machine right out of the box for quick and easy backup of all your Mac computers.
RAID 0 - Speed
RAID 0 mode provides disk striping across all drives in the RAID drive group. RAID 0 does not provide data redundancy but does provide the best performance of any RAID levels. RAID 0 breaks up data into smaller segments and stripes the data segments across each drive in the drive group.
RAID 1 - Data protection
Set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a duplicate copy. If one drive goes down your data is protected because it's duplicated.
RAID 5 - Data protection and speed (available on 4-bay NAS)
In systems with three or more drives we recommend that you set the system to RAID 5. This gives you the best of both worlds: fast performance by striping data across all drives; data protection by dedicating a quarter of each drive to fault tolerance leaving three quarters of the system capacity available for data storage.
RAID 10 or RAID 1+0 - High reliability with high performance (available on 4-bay NAS)
RAID 10 delivers very high I/O rates by striping RAID 1 (mirrored) segments. This RAID mode is good for business critical database management solutions that require maximum performance and high fault tolerance. A system set to RAID 10 yields half the total capacity of all the drives in the array.
JBOD & spanning
JBOD is the use of one or more drives not in a RAID configuration but managed as separate logical volumes. Spanning is the combination of drives in a linear fashion to create one large logical volume. The advantage of using this mode is that you can add more drive without having to reformat the system.
User management/group management
With My Cloud Expert Series, it is easy to grant users access to the NAS, create groups and give access to those groups, and manage the amount of storage users/groups have access to.
Microsoft Active Directory support
Add My Cloud Expert Series to your Active Directory (AD) server for simplified and centralized management, as well as easy access for colleagues with one set of domain accounts. Everyone can use a single account to access various services with ease.
Distributed File System (DFS)
Connect My Cloud Expert Series NAS to a Microsoft Windows server to organize many distributed SMB file shares into a DFS for improved data availability in the event of failure or heavy workloads.
Volume virtualization using iSCSI targets
Manage storage over long distances and transfer data over LANs, WANs or the Internet by creating a Storage Area Network (SAN). My Cloud Expert Series NAS allow you to create and manage iSCSI targets, similar to a local hard drive, that is accessed over a network rather than locally. The iSCSI target is protected by the underlying RAID structure of the My Cloud Expert Series NAS.
Jumbo frame support
My Cloud Expert Series support jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes. These large IP frames are used to increase performance over supported networks. Increases in data transfer speeds only occur if every device on your network supports jumbo frames.
Link aggregation and failover support
Combine multiple network connections to increase data transfer past a single connection and provide redundancy in the event of a failed connection. This is also known as bonding, and refers to the use of two LAN NICs present in your NAS and two cables connected to your router simultaneously, improving reliability.
My Cloud Expert Series support iPv6, keeping your NAS up-to-date with the latest Internet Protocol.
UPS support (USB and network)
USB UPS: A supported UPS device that is connected to a My Cloud Expert Series NAS via USB cable can detect a power loss and gracefully shut down power.
Network UPS: Network UPS devices can be used when there is a single UPS device and multiple My Cloud Business Series units. One My Cloud Expert Series NAS can act as a "Network UPS server" and connect to the UPS device via USB or network (depending on the device). The network UPS server obtains UPS information and relays it to the other "client" Expert Series NAS.
Simple Network Management Protocol, a protocol for managing devices on a network, allows My Cloud Expert Series NAS to be used in a managed environment. IT administrators who need to monitor multiple network devices, including My Cloud Expert Series via SNMP should download the document available here.
Real-time resource monitors
Provide up-to-date information on My Cloud Expert Series resources, including CPU percentage, network utilization and RAM usage.
Virtual volumes simplify scalability by allowing you to map iSCSI targets on other network storage devices and present them as shares on your My Cloud Expert Series device.
Set disk spin-down after as little as 10 minutes, saving runtime energy.
Use WD Quick View to wake My Cloud Expert Series NAS without having to physically push a button.
Automatic power recovery
This feature automatically restarts the My Cloud Expert Series NAS from an unexpected power-failure shutdown.
Scheduled power on/off
Set your own customized schedule to power on your My Cloud Expert Series NAS on a daily basis to save power when not in use.
Get shared storage for PC and Mac computer files that can be accessed from other workstations that are on the same network.
The My Cloud Expert Series backup server is designed with flexibility in mind. Designate a back up to or from a connected USB drive or internal volumes.
The fully-featured FTP server manages server to manage the transfer of files from My Cloud Experts Series to a client with the following capabilities:
- FTP bandwidth restriction (upstream/downstream)
- IP address block (block access from undesired IP address)
- IP address block time limits
- Anonymous FTP
- Secure FTP support
- Support File eXchange Protocol (FXP)
P2P download server
Utilize popular Peer-2-Peer services to download torrents.
Http download server
The built in HTTP download server allows you to download files directly from the web to
a My Cloud Expert Series NAS.