WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 16TB Network Attached Storage (WDBVBZ0160JCH-NESN)
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In today's tech-focused world, it's easy to feel a bit lost or overwhelmed. Think about all your devices and the content that's spread across them. Pictures on your smartphone, games and apps on your tablet, movies on your laptop, important documents on your desktop PC. Having them all backed up and securely stored in one centralized location would make things a lot easier, right? That's where the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra network-attached storage (NAS) device comes in.
By connecting to your network, the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra not only keeps all your content safe in one place, it also makes it conveniently accessible from anywhere thanks to My Cloud, your personal cloud storage. Think about that for a sec. Say you're at work and realize you left an important file on your home computer. No worries, you can access it. Want to listen to some tunes on your phone that are saved on your tablet? Go ahead. Family members across the country asking for photos of the latest reunion? Share them in a flash.
Armed with the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra, you're getting a lot more than enhanced security, convenience, and peace of mind. You're expanding your possibilities for accessing and sharing your content while simplifying and taking control of your digital world.
- Centralized network storage: The WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution offers personal cloud storage so you can conveniently store all your media securely in one centralized location. You also save on the subscription fees you'd have to pay with other cloud services.
- Access from anywhere: Enjoy the freedom and convenience of securely accessing all your content remotely on your mobile device anytime, anywhere via MyCloud.com or the My Cloud mobile app.
- Synchronized content: The WD Sync feature can automatically synchronize your content between your computers and My Cloud to ensure your media and files stay up to date and accessible through all your devices.
- 16TB storage capacity: The WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS offers a massive amount of space for all your documents, music, games, videos, photos, and other media files. And with two USB 3.0 ports, you can plug in another drive for even more storage space.
- Powerful performance: The Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of DDR3 memory makes for ultrafast transfer speeds, smooth multitasking, and lag-free streaming.
- Sharing made easy: With the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, it's a breeze to share your files and folders with friends and family on your My Cloud so they can easily download or upload content at any point.
- Solid security: The My Cloud EX2 Ultra features 256 AES volume encryption to ensure your files are securely stored across your whole network.
- Extra backup: This is a dual-bay device, meaning it has two hard drives so you can have your precious content stored on one and duplicated on another (RAID 1) for added security and peace of mind.
- Personalized backups: Full access to WD SmartWare Pro backup software and Apple Time Machine allows both PC and Mac users to set up customized backups and decide when and where their content is saved.
- PC/Mac compatibility: Whether you're a PC or Mac user, you'll find the perfect shared storage solution in the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra.
- Ethernet cable
- Power supply
- Quick install guide
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Of the 32 reviewers who responded, 26 would recommend this product.
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- doing the job I bought it for- August 7, 2021
set up was easy, I did not set up the MyCloud internet option because I am using it as a home server and have no need to access from outside my LAN. I've had some hiccups with an error transferring large files (~1GB) but I'm not sure if the problem lies with the WD NAS or my HP LapTop. rebooting one or both has cleared the error. I have not gotten around to backing up files from my Lenovo desktop yet to see if the problem arises with it. both are running Windows 10. I set up a a RAID 1. tried to hang a 2TB external drive, but it did not like it at all (might be because it was set up as JBOD VS the RAID 1 of the WD NAS)Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- EX2 Runs Great, But Drive Must Be Mapped to PC- October 18, 2020
So far, mechanically/electronically it works fine. I've managed to get all of my data loaded by mapping the drive to my laptop file directory. My only beef is that this is unlike the other great WD external hard drives, in that the instruction manual (download) and the quick set-up instructions (in-box) are too basic and other documentation is not helpful for anyone less than an engineer. If you use a PC, you are going to need to Google on mapping your EX2 to your computer file system. After completing that, it's easy. But nowhere does it tell you that this must be done.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worked just like I needed.- March 26, 2020
I purchased this for use in a small office where 5 or 6 people need access to it, both in-office on the network and outside the office over the internet. It took a little bit of work to get that all set up. Interestingly enough, the cloud portion was easier than the in-office network stuff. Inside the office, Mac users saw the device right away but Windows users did not. I was able to resolve that by mapping a drive and "forcing" a connection on the Windows machines. I don't think that's an issue with the drive, though - I think that's a Windows issue. Good price for a good amount of storage. I have had to reboot it a couple of times when cloud users were unable to connect, but that was quick and easy to do.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.