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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.
£ 299.00 incl. VAT

Highlights

Expandable storage.

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.

Easy to set up, easy to manage.

Effortlessly install drives or hot swap with WD’s advanced, all-metal enclosure design. WD’s powerful dashboard means you are always in control.

Extensive data protection.

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.



Overview

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.

High-performance NAS

512 MB memory and 1.2 GHz processor deliver reliable, fast performance for your home or small office.

Drive management

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.

Back up,
your way

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.

Advanced features

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.



Accessories
NAS Internal Hard Drives
WD Red 4TB Desktop Drive
£ 149.00 incl. VAT
WD Red 3TB Desktop Drive
£ 109.06 incl. VAT
WD Red 2TB Desktop Drive
£ 89.00 incl. VAT
NAS Retail Kits
WD Network NAS 3TB
£ 169.06 incl. VAT
WD Network NAS 2TB
£ 129.06 incl. VAT
WD Network NAS 1TB
£ 99.06 incl. VAT
Specifications
Product Specifications
InterfaceGigabit Ethernet
Performance Specifications
Transfer Rates
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mb/s capable
Physical Specifications
Capacity4 TB
Physical Dimensions
English
Height6.75 Inches
Depth6.10 Inches
Width3.90 Inches
Weight3.40 Pounds
Metric
Height171.45 mm
Depth154.94 mm
Width99.06 mm
Weight1.60 kg
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (English)
Operating41° F to 95° F
Non-operating-4° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating5° C to 35° C
Non-operating-20° C to 65° C
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency50-60 Hz
Compatibility
Operating System
CompatibilityWindows/Mac


Compatibility
  • Windows 8.1 or earlier, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (32 bit) SP 3 operating systems
  • Mac OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard operating systems
  • DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
  • Internet connection for remote access
Package Includes
  • Personal cloud storage
  • Ethernet cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Assembly kit (included in 0 TB/diskless model)
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

aMule

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.

phpBB

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.

SqueezeCenter

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

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.

Icecast

Open source media streaming app that can be modified to suit your individual needs.

Joomla!

Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates easy management of your website text, photos, videos, music and documents.

phpMyAdmin

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

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

My Cloud EX2 comes complete with a full suite of advanced features to power your home or office.

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 EX2 allows you to create and manage iSCSI targets, similar to a local hard disk drive, that is accessed over a network rather than locally. The iSCSI target is protected by the underlying RAID structure of the My Cloud EX2 server.



Jumbo frame support

My Cloud EX2 supports 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.


iPv4/iPv6

Supports the latest revision of the Internet Protocol.



UPS support (USB and network)

Provides extra protection from loss of power via USB or network.

USB UPS: A supported UPS device that is connected to My Cloud EX2 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 EX2 units. One My Cloud EX2 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" My Cloud EX2.




SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol, a protocol for managing devices on a network, allows My Cloud EX2 to be used in a managed environment. IT administrators who need to monitor multiple network devices, including My Cloud EX2 via SNMP should download the document available here.

Real-time resource monitors

Provide up-to-date information on My Cloud EX2 resources, including CPU percentage, network utilization and RAM usage.


Volume encryption with boot-up password

Prevent unauthorized access to your data by creating a boot-up password for your drives.


Virtual volumes

Simplifies scalability by allowing you to map iSCSI targets on other network storage devices and present them as shares on your My Cloud EX2 device.



Advanced Backup

My Cloud EX2 provides multiple options to secure your data from loss.

ElephantDrive

ElephantDrive is a premium cloud-based backup, sync and sharing solution platform. With simple, fast and reliable protection for all of your important files, ElephantDrive is the perfect solution for users at any level. ElephantDrive's software runs on all personal devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, etc.) as well as natively on NAS devices, where it is the leading solution in the space.

Learn more

Amazon S3

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 EX2.

Learn more

Back up, your way

Protect your data with remote backup to another My Cloud EX2 or My Cloud EX4 , integrated cloud backup or local LAN/WAN backup. PC users, WD SmartWare Pro offers options for how, when and where you back up your files. Mac users, utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect your data.


My Cloud EX2 comes complete with business-ready features for your office.

User management/group management

Give users access to My Cloud EX2. Easily create groups and give individual access to those groups.

User/group quotas

Manage the amount of storage users/groups have access to.


Microsoft Active Directory support (2003/2008/2012)

Take advantage of centralized account management to reduce overhead and IT spending. Add My Cloud EX2 to your Active Directory (AD) server for simplified and centralized management, as well as easy access for employees with one set of domain accounts. Employees can use a single account to access various services with ease.



Distributed File System (DFS)

Connect My Cloud EX2 to a Microsoft server using DFS SMB file shares.


Disk spin-down

Set disk spin-down after as little as 10 minutes, saving runtime energy.

 

Wake-on-LAN

Use WD Quick View to wake My Cloud EX2 without having to physically push a button.

 




Automatic power recovery

This feature automatically restarts the My Cloud EX2 from an unexpected power-failure shutdown.



Scheduled power on/off

Set your own customized schedule to power on/off your My Cloud EX2 on a daily basis to save power when not in use.



File server

Serves as a shared space for PC and Mac computer files.



FTP server

Fully featured FTP server to manage the transfer of files from My Cloud EX2 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
My Cloud EX2.

Back up server

The My Cloud EX2 back up server is designed with flexibility in mind. Designate a back up to or from a connected USB drive or internal volumes.




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