Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Cloud Ex2
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WD My Cloud EX2 Dual-Bay NAS Drive Review
10 March 2015
Conclusion: This will keep casual users happy. Though the apps are limited, WD does provide them as pointed out earlier. WD also provides mobile apps along with PC apps. I have not encountered any hassle when it comes to setting up the unit.
Cons: No Power and copy HDD to USB buttons, No 2.5″ drive support, Write Speeds, Limited app support, WD Dashboard redirects only to the NAS’ IP address setup during first installation, No disclosure of actual CPU used
Excerpt: When I was younger, I have heard "adults" boasting about their Hard Drive storage space being the latest in technology with 10GB or 20GB of space and that will be enough for a very long time.
Pros: Ready to use right out of the box and very easy to setup, Gives you the personal cloud features that can be accessed with free to use mobile apps and software, Affordable pricing for a NAS in similar class, Cost efficient, much better than setting up a dedicated system just for the same purpose.
Cons: Flimsy build quality of the enclosure, Limited expandability, No options for accessing the drives via USB interface
Conclusion: Western Digital's EX2 has the same interface and many of the good qualities of other products in its My Cloud portfolio. Yet the EX2 showed a few troubling issues in testing that makes us hesitate to give it a strong recommendation.
Pros: Clean industrial design. Easy to set up. Offers simple remote access configuration via the My Cloud service. Excellent read speeds.
Cons: Average write speeds. Plastic handle to pull drives out of bay is flimsy and easy to break. Hard drives hot to the touch after several hours of system uptime.
Western Digital My Cloud EX2 4TB Personal Cloud Storage
12 March 2014
Conclusion: The My Cloud EX2 is a welcome addition to WD's line of personal cloud solutions. Designed for small and home offices, this 2-bay NAS is good looking, compact and easy to use. Available as a diskless enclosure or a populated system that works right out of the box, the EX2 offers integrated file, FTP...
Pros: Easy to setup and manage, Accessible from anywhere using desktop and mobile apps, Two tool-less, hot-swap drive bays, Supports RAID 0, 1, JBOD and Spanning modes, Integrated file, FTP, backup and P2P download servers, Supports USB, LAN/WAN and cloud backups, Twonky and iTunes media servers, Custo...
Western Digital My Cloud EX2 - Redundant Cloud Storage on a Smaller Scale
4 March 2014
Excerpt: Last October, Western Digital launched the My Cloud . This device was essentially a network connected version of their My Book line of external hard drives, but with Internet connectivity and apps that could reach back to the My Cloud even when you were away from home.
Conclusion: The Western Digital My Cloud EX2 is a 2-bay NAS, and most users are going to use it in a RAID-1 configuration. Hence, we performed all our expansion / rebuild testing as well as power consumption evaluation with the unit configured in RAID-1.
Excerpt: Det begynner å bli noen måneder siden vi sist testet en liten NAS, og da var det Synologys rimeligste modell DiskStation DS214se som fikk prøve seg. Men Synology er naturligvis ikke alene om å tilby alternativer i budsjettklassen – også Western Digital vil være med på moroa.
Pros: Rett på nett, Ganske så stillegående, USB 3.0 for utvidelser, Forklarende grensesnitt
Cons: Operativsystemet litt for simpelt, Noe gjerrig på funksjonalitet, Litt haltende på diskfeil i RAID 1, Ingen kryptering av mapper
Conclusion: KonklusionStår man og mangler en NAS som kan de mest grundlæggende ting, og samtidig tilbyde mulighed for at streame indhold til ens tv ved hjælp af UPnP og DLNA protokollerne, men ikke har eller ønsker at bruge pengene på en model fra eks.