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

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital

Internals and Setup

Internals:

While I didn't field strip the EX2, I did pop open its lid to see how easy hard drive swaps were:

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Drives can be easily hot swapped with the device still on, though the swaps are not completely tool-less as you'd have to swap over the screwed in stubs that slide along the internal rails of the EX2.

Setup:

There was really nothing to setting up the EX2. Plug in power, connect to your router, give it a minute to boot, and check network devices:

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Launching from the storage pane (selected above) opens the My Cloud GUI in your default browser:

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After login, you see the My Cloud control panel, which gives all sorts of handy info at a glance:

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March 4, 2014 | 09:19 AM - Posted by djskinnyb

All Amazon prices are $50 higher than shown here.

March 4, 2014 | 04:02 PM - Posted by Travelgerman (not verified)

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

March 5, 2014 | 02:20 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 | 01:56 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

Explorer. It appears as a standard NAS device.

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