This B&H Kit includes the WD My Cloud Expert Series EX4100 4-Bay Diskless NAS and Four 1TB Hard Drives that you can install inside the EX4100's four 3.5" SATA drive bays. These drives provide the NAS 4TB of storage capacity for centralizing media and files in one location. You can access the data virtually anywhere by using computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TV's, gaming consoles, media players, and more.
This NAS is powered by a 1.6 GHz Marvell ARMADA 388 Dual-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 2GB of DDR3 RAM will allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs, and network connectivity is achieved via the 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. Having 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports not only provides network redundancy in the event that one port fails, but it also provides link aggregation to help enhance network performance and provide an enhanced HD media streaming experience. This NAS also has 3 x USB 3.0 ports and includes Milestone Arcus Surveillance software with unlimited camera licenses. This NAS is also compatible with Plex Media Server.
WD My Cloud Expert Series EX4100 4-Bay Diskless NAS
Add USB 3.0 and Ethernet storage to your Windows or Mac system with the My Cloud Expert Series EX4100 4-Bay Diskless NAS from WD. The My Cloud EX4100 is a high performance and high capacity NAS server for SOHO and home users that is well suited for centralizing media and files in one location, accessing and sharing photos, videos, and files from virtually anywhere with computers, smartphones, and tablets, HD media streaming to Smart TV's, gaming consoles, and media players, comprehensive backup solutions, and more.
The My Cloud EX4100 is pre-configured for a user-friendly setup and system management. It also has an intuitive dashboard that helps guide you through the process of setting up users and shares, as well as customizing system features and monitoring storage. It also features a toolless and trayless drive bay design and drive installation, helping to simplify the hot swap process.
This NAS is powered by a 1.6 GHz Marvell ARMADA 388 Dual-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 2GB of DDR3 RAM will allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs, and network connectivity is achieved via the 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. Having 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports not only provides network redundancy in the event that one port fails, but it also provides link aggregation to help enhance network performance and provide an enhanced HD media streaming experience. This NAS also has 3 x USB 3.0 ports.
The My Cloud EX4100 features four SATA drive bays that can accommodate 3.5" drives and use NASware technology. If users opt to use WD Red drives with this NAS, NASware technology helps to further optimize WD Red drives for the NAS environment in respect to factors such as vibration compensation, optimized power usage, and data protection in the case of a power loss or disruption. However, please note that this NAS does not include any drives, leaving users the freedom to install compatible drives of their choice.
This WD NAS also features AES 256-bit encryption that helps provide additional protection for your data, and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD, and spanning can be used to configure various levels of data performance or redundancy. As this NAS features a built-in processor, this means that should a user wish to take advantage of the RAID functionality, the RAID controller is integrated into the NAS and thus RAID functionality will be controlled by the NAS and its hardware, instead of being controlled by software.
The My Cloud EX4100 operates on 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and includes an Ethernet cable and a power cord. It is compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista, as well as Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion.
Multiple RAID Options
RAID Roaming allows you to keep your RAID array intact when you move drives from one My Cloud EX4100 device to another. RAID Migration lets you change your RAID configuration and expand storage without losing content
WD Red NAS drives with NASware technology
WD's NASware technology further helps optimize WD Red for the NAS environment. From vibration compensation, optimized power usage, and protecting content in the event of a power loss or disruption, the firmware is designed to deliver improved reliability and system performance
Enhanced Media Streaming and Network Redundancy
One-Touch USB 3.0 Copy Button
Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server allows extensibility through the addition of plug-ins. Many such plug-ins are available through the built-in Plex Online digital distribution service. This service can be used directly within Plex Home Theater or Plex Media Center's GUI.
Plex uses the metadata from several free open-source online libraries to automatically find all artwork, media descriptions, and theme music for the entire library.
Powered by My Cloud OS
Secure Remote and Mobile Access
Energy Saving Features
• Integrated FTP and WebDAV server
• Integrated SSH Secure Shell
• Link aggregation and network redundancy
• Jumbo frame support
• IPv4 and IPv6
• UPS support (USB and network)
• Real-time resource monitor
• Microsoft Active Directory support
• Energy-saving options
• WD SmartWare Pro (10-user license)
• WD Quick View
• WD My Cloud mobile app available for iOS and Android
• WD Photos app available for iOS and Android
Third Party Apps
WD 1TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit
Tthe 1TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit from WD is a mainstream solution for the higher workloads required by SMB (Small and Medium Business) users in 1- to 8-bay systems and meets the needs of the ZFS community. Engineered to handle increased workloads, this 1TB drive operates using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache, and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, all of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers with a sustained rate of up to 150 MB/s. This drive also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, <1 in 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, error recovery controls, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF for 1-8 bay NAS systems. Also built into this drive are noise and vibration protection and WD's NASware 3.0 helps increase system compatibility, allowing WD Red drives to be more easily integrated with your existing network infrastructure.