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New My Cloud EX2 Ultra offers up to 12TB

Western Digital updated their prosumer solutions with the MyCloud EX2 Ultra, a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system, designed for creative professionals and prosumers.

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Available in various options, from unpopulated to 12 TB capacities, the new My Cloud EX2 Ultra has been upgraded with a powerful 1.3 GHz dual-core processor enabling users to get ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance and smooth video streaming.

Users also have access to 1 GB 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, 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.

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“We know our My Cloud users, especially creative professionals, need comprehensive solutions as digital storage needs continue to soar as well as the need for ongoing streaming capability,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Branded Products. “With the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, creative professionals are able to combine high performance with multi-tasking optimization and data protection to create a NAS system that simplifies their workflow and provides peace-of-mind.”

Besides providing several capacity options for customers to choose from, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra allows users to attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports available, to instantly expand their storage capacity. The populated My Cloud EX2 Ultra features the award-winning WD 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.

The new My Cloud EX2 Ultra features an intuitive dashboard, so user accounts can be created, features customized and storage be monitored 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. 

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My Cloud EX2 Ultra includes advanced data serving options including an integrated FTP and WebDAV server, backup server, P2P download server and Microsoft Active Directory support. According to Western Digital, users can also download and run a host of third party apps, including, Plex, Milestone Arcus 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.

My Cloud EX2 Ultra is available at select U.S. retailers and online at the wdstore.com. Prices start at $159.99 for the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra, with $349.99 for 4 TB, $449.99 for 8 TB and $599.99 for 12 TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the Apple App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. My Cloud EX2 Ultra comes with a two-year limited warranty on the diskless device and a three-year limited warranty on the pre-configured devices.


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