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Western Digital My Cloud EX2 - Redundant Cloud Storage on a Smaller Scale

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital

Introduction and Packaging

Introduction:

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. There was a rather large gap in features between these two devices, as the only RAID option was more of a small business one. Today Western Digital closed that gap:

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The My Cloud EX2 is essentially a My Cloud, but with dual drive bays, and a few additional features. Check out this projected trend below:

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You can see there was a definite void in the 2-drive range that needed filling. With those two drives, you get a few options for redundancy or capacity+speed:

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All standard RAID options for a 2-bay appliance are met here, though the vast majority of users should opt for the default RAID-1 mirrored set.

 

Packaging:

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Packaging is simple here with only a power adapter, ethernet cable, and quick start guide needed.

Read on for more on Western Digital's new My Cloud EX2!

March 4, 2014 | 12:19 PM - Posted by djskinnyb

All Amazon prices are $50 higher than shown here.

March 4, 2014 | 07:02 PM - Posted by Travelgerman (not verified)

Check out TigerDirect.com. Their prices are exactly as mentioned here.

March 5, 2014 | 05:20 PM - Posted by tbmags (not verified)

Can the files be accessed from a Windows PC through Explorer or only through the My Cloud Desktop Application. Also, can the files be accessed from the MS Office applications; Word and Excel?

June 25, 2014 | 04:56 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Explorer. It appears as a standard NAS device.

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