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Western Digital Corporation a world leader in connected storage solutions, today updated its prosumers solutions with My Cloud EX2 Ultra, a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS is designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to sync content across computers automatically, easily share files and folders and enjoy multiple backup options so they can create their own personalized digital library with ease.
Western Digital Upgraded My Cloud EX2 (NAS) for Creative Professionals and Prosumers
My Cloud EX2 Ultra has been upgraded with a powerful 1.3GHz dual-core processor enabling users to get ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance and smooth video streaming. Users also have access to 1GB of DDR3 memory, allowing them to multitask with ease and leverage applications for HD media streaming, surveillance and much more.
Several data management and security features enable users to select a preferred method for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. 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 to help protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes.
High Capacity and Ultimate Reliability
From unpopulated to 16 TB capacities, the consumers can physically add larger capacity drives (up to 16 TB) to the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra. 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 award-winning WD Red® hard drives, explicitly built for NAS systems to provide non-stop performance within 24×7 environments. WD Red drives are powered by NASware™ 3.0 technology, improving drive reliability and minimizing data corruption in the event of a power loss or disruption.
Easy Sharing with Anywhere Access
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. Whether on a photo shoot, or editing at home, saving creations at full fidelity and sharing with your entire network is a breeze. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra features an intuitive dashboard so that 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 with the confidence that their computer content is up to date and accessible from all devices.
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®, MilestoneArcus™ 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.
WD My Cloud EX2 Price and Availability
My Cloud EX2 Ultra range is currently available at select Indian retailers at a price of Rs 17,499 for the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra and Rs 35,499 for the 4TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the Apple App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. My Cloud EX2Ultra comes with a two-year limited warranty on the diskless device and a three-year limited warranty on the pre-configured devices.
My Cloud EX2Ultra is compatible with Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista®, OSX®El Capitan™, Yosemite™, Mavericks™, Mountain Lion™as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.
“We believe Indian creative professionals and prosumers are in need of ever greater storage options along with faster data processing and media streaming capabilities. They should also have easier ways to store, share and access all of their digital data regardless of location or device,” said Khalid Wani, Director, Content Solutions Business, India, Middle East and Africa, WD. “The WD My Cloud EX2 offers ultra-fast transfer rates for high-performance media streaming with built-in compatibility with Plex, the globally popular media centre software. Running WD’s My Cloud OS 3 software, the WD My Cloud EX2 UItra makes it possible to access your data anywhere in the world with an internet connection. It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for a high-performance NAS system.”
Western Digital My Cloud EX2 (NAS)
Summary: The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS is designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to sync content across computers automatically, easily share files and folders and enjoy multiple backup options so they can create their own personalized digital library with ease.