WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra Review – Bring 8TB Of Data Anywhere You Go

September 28 19:18 2016 Print This Article

Actually, its not as simple as our post title suggests. However if you find yourself accessing your portable drive repeatedly and it occupying precious USB space on your devices, then it might be time to step up your storage game with a Network Attached Storage. But aren’t those hard to set up and requires a networking technician to maintain? Well, thankfully not anymore with Western Digital’s My Cloud devices. And in this review we’re checking out one of their newest (and fastest) variants available, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra. Despite it sounding like a Street Fighter move, its actually a simple NAS you can buy and setup on your own – plus its got some nice features to boot. Check out our video review above and our findings below to learn more!

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WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB – US$450 / PHP 22,000; also comes in diskless US$150 and other sizes

  • 1.3Ghz Dual-Core Marvell Processor
  • 1GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports
  • Supports PLEX, FTP, etc.
  • Comes in diskless or 4TB, 8TB, & 12TB variants
  • Can be used as CCTV video storage

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Benchmarks: (via Gigabit ethernet)

  • 118MB/s Read
  • 117MB/s Write

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Pros:

  • Easy to setup; 1-click buttons for complex tasks
  • Brings advanced NAS features to a wider, less technical audience
  • Support for PLEX Media Server and some apps
  • Great pricing with or without pre-configured drives

Cons:

  • Less configurable than other NAS solutions and has less apps available
  • A lot of consumers will still prefer their trusty portable HDD

HighlyRecommended

The Western Digital My Cloud EX2 Ultra is a great NAS solution for beginners up to intermediate users who want more than just keeping files in a portable hard drive. If your storage needs are constantly growing or your data is becoming more and more important to maintain and access wherever you are or even by multiple users, a NAS is one of the best solutions around and this is one of the easiest and simplest way to get one up and running with no fuss. For that, we give the Western Digital My Cloud EX2 Ultra our highly recommended award.

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