WD 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server

WD 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server

WD 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server

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Product Highlights

  • 16TB Storage Capacity
  • Includes 2 x 8TB Hard Drives
  • 2 x 3.5" Hard Drive Bays
  • 1.3 GHz Processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • RAID 0, 1, JBOD, & Spanning Modes
  • Integrated FTP & WebDAV Server
  • iSCSI Target and Initiator
  • Microsoft Active Directory Support
  • Milestone Arcus Surveillance Software
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WD EX2 Ultra overview

  • 1Description

With a 1.3 GHz Marvell ARMADA dual-core processor, the 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server from WD has the processing power necessary to manage and distribute files across a variety of platforms. Accompanying the enhanced dual-core processor is 1GB of DDR3 RAM to ensure multiple tasks can be carried out without causing the system to lag. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra comes pre-populated with two 8TB hard drives for a total storage capacity of 16TB. This storage can be configured RAID 0 for enhanced performance, RAID 1 for redundancy, JBOD, or spanning to suit your specific storage needs.

Once configured, WD offers a variety of features to make it easier to manage and stream your content directly from the My Cloud EX2 Ultra. With the My Cloud app and MyCloud.com, users can access and manage files from virtually anywhere via a computer, Android, or iOS device. WD Sync simplifies the process of syncing media across different devices to ensure data is constantly backed up. The EX2 Ultra can even stream content to mobile devices, game consoles, and more as it supports the Plex Media Server application. The capabilities of this storage server don't stop there thanks to third-party app support complete with a full suite of applications to suit the needs of a wide variety of users. Included with this My Cloud EX2 is an Ethernet cable, an AC adapter, and Milestone Arcus Surveillance software with unlimited camera licenses.

Updated for High-Performance
The WD EX2 Ultra has been upgraded with the powerful Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3 GHz dual-core processor. You'll get enhanced transfer rates for high performance and lag-free streaming. You'll also be treated to 1 GB of DDR3 memory, allowing you to multitask with ease.
Centralized Storage for Anywhere Access
Keep your photos, videos, music and documents safe in a single place, and with MyCloud.com or the My Cloud app, you can access or share from anywhere.
Sync Your Content Across All of Your Computers
With WD Sync, you can automatically synchronize your media and files across your computers and your My Cloud device, so you can be confident your content is always up to date and accessible with all your devices.
Simplified File and Folder Sharing
Easily create a single place to store and share all your photos, videos and music with friends and family. Whether you're on a shoot, or editing at home, you can save your creations at full fidelity and share with your entire network without missing a beat.
Enhanced Data Protection
With WD SmartWare Pro, PC users can customize when and where their content is saved, while Mac users have full access to Apple Time Machine for personalized backup. You can even automatically back up your data to a separate My Cloud NAS device, or any supported cloud service like Amazon S3, ElephantDrive or Acronis. Combined with 256 AES volume encryption, you can securely store files across your entire network, regardless of OS.
Multiple RAID Options
My Cloud EX2 Ultra features a variety of RAID settings, so you can customize your system with the configuration that's best for you. Options include RAID 0 for enhanced performance, RAID 1 for mirrored data protection, as well as JBOD and spanning support for non-RAID configurations.
Smooth Media Streaming
With the 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, you'll have ultra-fast transfer rates for lag-free streaming. Combined with the Plex Media Server, your HD content will be organized and prepared for streaming to your PC, mobile device, game console, or other certified media player.
Simple to Install, Easy to Manage
With a tray-less bay design, installation is effortless and tool free. Once installed, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra features an intuitive dashboard, so you can create user accounts, customize features, and monitor storage with ease. And with MyCloud.com remote access, or the My Cloud mobile app, you can access your media and manage users from any device.
Keep an Eye on Your Home, Wherever You're At
The WD EX2 Ultra comes equipped with Milestone ARCUS Surveillance software, delivering a powerful surveillance system for your home. Compatible with thousands of cameras, with support for up to 12 connected cameras and two free camera licenses included, this NAS is the perfect surveillance solution to keep watch on what matters to you most.
Third-Party App Support
My Cloud EX2 Ultra supports a full suite of popular applications for a personalized experience. Use apps like Plex, Milestone Arcus Surveillance, Dropbox, WordPress, and more to customize your NAS to meet your specific needs.
Featuring WD Red NAS Drives
The My Cloud EX2 Ultra comes pre-configured with WD Red hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems to provide improved performance within 24x7 environments. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra is also available in a diskless version to create a custom NAS with compatible hard drives.
Powered by My Cloud OS 3
WD's My Cloud OS 3 comes with a variety of tools and apps, so you'll have complete control of the media that matters most. Create a custom folder to share your favorite content with family and friends. Automatically synchronize your data between all your computers and make sure your content is always up to date. Easily transfer content between your NAS and a supported cloud service like Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive.
Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server is used to host the content and plugins that are then streamed to Plex big screen apps (including Plex Home Theater) and Plex mobile apps, either on the same machine, the same local area network, or over the Internet. In addition to the platforms supported by the front end, the server is available for FreeBSD, Linux and nine different NAS devices. Plex Media Server can be configured to index content in any directory on the machine it is run on, as well as to automatically acquire content from such sources as Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes. Content may be transcoded by the server before it is streamed, in order to reduce bandwidth requirements or for compatibility with the device being streamed to.

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.
Advanced Features
• Dual USB 3.0 expansion ports
• Energy-saving options
• Integrated FTP and WebDAV server
• Integrated SSH Secure Shell
• IPv4 and IPv6
• iSCSI target and initiator
• Jumbo frame support
• Microsoft Active Directory support
• Real-time resource monitor
• SNMPUPS support (USB and network)
UPC: 718037845050
In the Box
WD 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Milestone Arcus Surveillance Software with Unlimited Camera Licenses
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    WD EX2 Ultra specs

    Computing
    CPU 1.3 GHz Marvell Armada 385 Dual-Core
    Total Installed Memory 1 GB DDR3
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity 16 TB
    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Security
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
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    Dimensions 6.8 x 6.1 x 3.9" / 17.1 x 15.5 x 9.9 cm
    Weight 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 9.3 x 7.0"

    WD EX2 Ultra reviews

    16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many features and works great It takes a while to figure out how to use this NAS but it was well worth the study time. I got the 16 TB model that comes with two 8 TB drives in Raid 1 configuration; so 8 TB of useable storage. I have copied music mp3's and hour long mpeg recorded TV shows to the NAS. Windows and Ubuntu clients can easily access and play the media. NFS shares can be activated and used from Linux. Makes for a great way to backup files using tar. Another great feature are the http and p2p apps which can download files in the background without the need to have a computer running. I have only had it a few weeks but I am very happy with the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra. My plan is to eventually move all my data and media files from my desktop to this NAS. And someday I may use it with the HDHomeRun DVR.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC - A MUST PURCHASE FOR BACKUP Easy to set up and wow, it does the job. First of all, I set mine on RAID 1 so I have a mirror back-up of everything. Therefore, I really have an 8TB back.......but twice. I set mine for auto backup every time I'm on one of my two laptops PLUS when my wife is on her desktop. How great is that. You don't do anything. Let's say you add a picture to your desktop. Without doing anything extra, this NAS creates TWO backups of that photograph. Exception is e-mail which it backs up weekly instead of whenever you turn on your computer. Want to back up an external hard drive to your NAS? No problem, just plug it in the external HD to the back of your NAS via USB cord, and let the backup begin. I did a lot of research before purchasing this unit and well, let's say this is one of the best purchases of electronic equipment I've made in a long time. Oh, BTW, want to keep an extra copy of your backup off premises? Simply buy an extra WD 8TB (red version) and simply swap it out with one of the two already in the NAS. Couldn't be easier.
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT My daughter purchased this item about 6 months ago and loves it. Recently, I found one of my many external hard drives was about full and needed another so I decided it was time to go the NAS route. I did extensive research, as did my daughter, and came up with this unit being the best. I really love it. I purchased the 16TB unit which comes configured as RAID 1 (mirror) which is what I wanted. Remember, this gives you a total of 8TB. I downloaded WD's SmartWare and when it recognized the NAS, I got a message that I qualified for a free update for their SmartWare Pro (normally $20 upgrade). I use this software which continuously updates my two internal hard drives except e-mail which updates once per week. When I transferred files from an external hard drive, I had to plug it into (USB) the back of the NAS and had to use the software (Dashboard) that came with the NAS for that transfer. This unit was easy to set up and runs flawlessly.
    Date published: 2017-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a solid product so far I replaced this with a 8TB that went bad after only a year. Not very reassuring but this unit has a faster processor and more memory than the previous unit. Hopefully this will handle long term streaming better.
    Date published: 2016-09-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from time will tell Using it for all my media. RAID 1 set up lets you have mirror copy in case one of the drives fail. They are WD Red drives which are supposed to be high reliability...we will see.
    Date published: 2017-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NAS Easy to setup, works well especially accessing files on mobile devices. Just sits in the corner and works in the background.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
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