Western Digital launches My Cloud EX2Ultra with up to 16TB capacity

2016–Western Digital Corporation(NASDAQ: WDC),a world leader in connected storage solutions, today updatedits prosumers solutions with My Cloud EX2 Ultra, a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2UltraNAS is designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to automatically sync content across computers, easily share files and folders and enjoy multiple backup options so they can create their own personalized digital library with ease.

“We believe Indian creative professionals and prosumers are in need of ever greater storage options along with faster data processing and media streaming capabilities. They should also have easier ways to store, share and access all of their digital data regardless of location or device," said Khalid Wani, Director, Content Solutions Business, India, Middle East and Africa, WD. “The WD My Cloud EX2 offers ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance media streaming with built-in compatibility with Plex, the globally popular media centre software. Running WD’s My Cloud OS 3 software, the WD My Cloud EX2 UItra makes it possible to access your data anywhere in the world with an internet connection. It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for a high performance NAS system.”

My Cloud EX2 Ultrahas been upgraded with a powerful 1.3GHz dual-core processor enabling users to get ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance and smooth video streaming. Users also have access to 1GB of DDR3 memory, allowing them to multitask with ease and leverage applications for HD media streaming, surveillance and much more. Several data management and security features allow users to select a preferred method for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, NEW WESTERN DIGITAL PROSUMER NAS STORAGE GIVES CREATIVE PROS THE POWER TO MULTI-TASK AND EASILY SHARE FILES while data protection options include NAS to NAS, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to help protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes.
High Capacity and Ultimate Reliability

From unpopulated to 16 TB capacities 1 , the consumers can physically add higher capacity drives (upto 16 TB) to the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra.. Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 Ultra to instantly expand their storage capacity. The populated My Cloud EX2 Ultrafeatures the award-winningWD Red hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems to provide non-stop performance within 24×7 environments. WD Red drives are powered by NASware™ 3.0 technology, improving drive reliability and minimizing data corruption in the event of a power loss or disruption.

EasySharing with Anywhere Access

With simplified file and folder sharing, users can send customized, private links that allow recipients read/write access to particular files on the user’s My Cloud EX2 Ultra. Whether on a photo shoot, or editing at home, saving creations at full fidelity and sharing with your entire network is a breeze.The My Cloud EX2 Ultra features an intuitive dashboard, so user accounts can be created, features customized and storage can bemonitored with ease. With MyCloud.com web access, or the My Cloud mobile app, users can access their media and manage users from any internet connected device. With WD Sync™, users can automatically synchronize their media and files across their computers and their My Cloud device with the confidence that their computer content is up to date and accessible from all devices. 1 System is shipped in RAID 1 configuration, which leaves half of the system capacity available for data storage. System is configurable to RAID 0; JBOD or spanned, which leaves all system capacity available for data storage. Up to 0.1TB may be reserved for non-user accessible storage.

Advanced Features

My Cloud EX2 Ultraincludes advanced data serving options including an integrated FTP and WebDAV server, backup server, P2P download server and Microsoft Active Directory support.Additionally, users can download and run ahost ofthird party apps, including, Plex, MilestoneArcus surveillance, aMule, Icecast, Joomla!, Anti-Virus Essentials, WordPress, SqueezeCenter, and more.Users can also stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA/UPnP devices with the included Twonky 7.2 DLNA-certified 1.5 media server, and built-in iTunes support.

Price and Availability

My Cloud EX2 Ultra range iscurrently available at select Indian retailers at aprice of Rs 17,499.00 for the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra andRs 35,499.00 for the 4TBTheWD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the Apple App Store SM and Google Play TM. My Cloud EX2Ultra comes with a two-year limited warranty on the diskless device and a three-year limited warranty on the pre-configured devices.

Compatibility

My Cloud EX2Ultra is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, OSXEl Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion as well as DLNA/UPnP enabled devices.

 

 

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