WD My Cloud EX2 2-Bay NAS reviews

30 customer reviews

This network storage is a good all rounder.

£255 – £622 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.6 out of 10 based on 30 reviews.
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Grantos, Halifax

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Just love this product. I use it as a back up and h an able to retrieve my files anywhere. Downloads are quick to mobile and also to a laptop. You can also add folders to your cloud and set up permissions for anybody that wants to use it. Great product. Takes a little while learn how to use.
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2014

John, Stafford

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Really easy to setup (once I figured out that the firmware was out of date)
Easy to access from PC
Easy to access from iOS
Easy to access from Android
Fast write & read speeds

WD Support - Brilliant
Bad points:
Was registered as first used in Nov 14 but didnt actually buy it till Jan 2015.

WD gave me a free year extension for this error.
Overall rating 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2015

David, Plymouth

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy setup
Bad points:
Not found anything ... Yet
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2015

Andrew, Sheffield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to setup
Bad points:
Would have been nice if the usb supported a printer
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Dec 2014

JOHN, Rochdale

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Nice and compact
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2015

Richard, Manchester

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Simple setup
Raid for mirroring your data
Access from anywhere
Bad points:
Unable to automatically backup iPhone
Photo library uploaded from iPhone/iPad are not stored in date order
cannot designate specific folder to save pictures from iPhone (only uploads to public directory) then you have to use another app to sort the photos to the right directories.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2015


Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and configure
Bad points:
Cannot link to a PC via USB for pre-scheduled back ups
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 2015

Also known as: WD My Cloud EX2 8TB 2, WD My Cloud EX2 4TB 2, WD My Cloud EX2 6TB 2, WD My Cloud EX2, WD My Cloud EX2 10 TB, WD My Cloud EX2 12 TB, WD My Cloud EX2 2 TB


Manufacturer's Description

Ultimate reliability from the trusted name in storage – Designed from the ground up with the quality and reliability you’ve come to expect from WD® and backed by a two-year warranty, My Cloud EX2 is a high-performance, two-bay NAS for your home or small office. Save all your content in one place and protect your data with RAID 1, cloud or LAN/WAN backup options. Stream large files to any screen and expand your NAS features with a full suite of apps.

Your options are endless – Choose the diskless enclosure to build your NAS with the drives of your choice. Or, choose a populated system that works right out of the box, featuring WD Red™ hard drives for ultimate reliability in the unique 24×7 NAS operating environment.

Drive management – Control your data with multiple drive management options including RAID 0, 1; JBOD and spanning modes.

Data protection at its best – You’re armed with multiple options to secure your data from loss. Choose from RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup depending upon your data security needs.

Easy to manage – A powerful dashboard means your system is always under your control. Monitor your drives, manage users and utilize energy-saving features. Email and mobile alerts keep you informed on My Cloud EX2 status.

Award-winning mobile and desktop apps – With the WD My Cloud mobile and desktop apps, you can upload, access and share your documents from anywhere. Conveniently transfer files from your public cloud accounts to My Cloud EX2 using the mobile app.

Advanced serving options – Integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P torrent download server.

Stream media to your connected devices – Stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA®/UPnP® devices. Features a Twonky 7.2 and a DLNA-certified 1.5 media server. And with a built-in iTunes® server, you can easily stream your music collection.

Your own personal cloud – Unlike public clouds, My Cloud EX2 allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home or office network instead of a remote server. No mysterious location of your data. No monthly fees. No limits.

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