Review Index:

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

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital

Internals and Setup


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

View Full Size

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.


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:

View Full Size

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

View Full Size

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

View Full Size

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 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.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote><p><br>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.