Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Cloud Ex2
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WD My Cloud EX2 review
14 July 2014
Summary: The WD My Cloud EX2 has a few minor faults, but it's easy to use and provides good performance and reliability at an attractive price. There are more sophisticated NAS drives available for larger businesses, but the EX2 provides all the features that home users and small businesses are likely to need, and presents them in a straightforward manner that will appeal to people who might not have used a NAS drive before.
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. Capacity of hard drives increases along the way of technology advancement and even with 2TB of storage now, I find myself always looking for more space to store all my data and I am confident that I'm not alone in this matter.
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.
WD's third My Cloud NAS server, the EX2, might be all that your home needs
8 April 2014
Summary: With its friendly pricing, fast performance, and handy personal cloud features, the WD My Cloud EX2 is an ideal network storage device for a small connected home.
Pros: The WD My Cloud EX2 is speedy, easy to use and affordable. The server's mobile-enabled personal cloud feature is a bonus for frequent travelers.
Cons: The mobile app supports a limited number of file formats for playback, has no search function, and doesn't allow you to sort by content type. As a dual-bay server, its protected storage capacity is limited at 4TB for now.
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 and backup servers as well as multiple drive management options including RAID, JBOD and spanning modes.
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, Customizable using third-party apps, Two USB 3.0 expansion ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Good looking and well constructed design, Quiet operation, 2 year warranty
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. One month later, WD launched the My Cloud EX4 , a much beefier version which supported redundant arrays of 4 hard disks, redundant network and power, and a load of other features.
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. The disks used for benchmarking (Western Digital WD4000FYYZ) were also used in this section. The table below presents the average power consumption of the unit as well as time taken for various RAID-related activities.
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Conclusion: Kişisel bulut depolama alanı olarak kullanılabilecek olan NAS sistemleri son zamanlarda ilgi çekici bulmaya başladıysanız WD'in son olarak kullanıcılarla paylaştığı MY Cloud EX2 sizin için uygun bir ürün olabilir. Şık tasarımı ve kullanım kolaylığıyla dikkat çeken MY Cloud EX2, entegre WD Red NAS sabit sürücüleri ile kurulum gerektirmeden çalışıyor, ayrıca elbette diğer 7200 RPM sürücüleri de destekliyor.