The external NAS server systems have always been an appealing solution for creative professionals. These systems not only provide speed and redundancy but also can store massive chunks of data at relatively affordable prices. That’s precisely the case with the recently released My Cloud EX2 Ultra external storage system by Western Digital. With its 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Server has the processing power necessary to manage and distribute your 4K videos and project files across a variety of platforms.
The NAS is available in multiple variations ranging from 4 up to the whopping 16TB of storage capacity. Further, this storage can be configured RAID 0 for enhanced performance, RAID 1 for redundancy, JBOD, or spanning to suit different storage needs. By default, 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.
If the available storage is still not enough for your needs, you can attach your compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the available USB expansion ports on the unit. Typically, as most of the Western Digital high-end NAS solutions, My Cloud EX2 Ultra features the award-winning WD Red hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems providing robust and reliable performance.
On top of that, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra gives users the ability to customize and configure the server with popular apps and create a system that fits your particular creative needs. For instance, apps are available for download and installation on the My Cloud NAS dashboard in just a few simple steps. From device set-up to file-sharing and collaboration, My Cloud OS makes managing and using your NAS a breeze. My Cloud EX2 Ultra also includes advanced data serving options including an integrated FTP and WebDAV server, backup server, P2P download server as well as Integrated SSH Secure Shell support.
Furthermore, with the My Cloud app and MyCloud.com, users can access and manage files from virtually anywhere via a computer, Android, or iOS device. The Dashboard is very intuitive and super easy to use and with the WD Sync, you can automatically synchronize your media and files across your computers and your My Cloud device, so you can be confident your content is always up to date and accessible to all your devices.
Prices of the My Cloud EX2 Ultra start at just $159.99 for the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra. You can now pre-order the 4TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra, 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra, 12TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra, and the 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra Personal Cloud Storage Solution for $349, $449, $599 and $899 respectively.
All in all, the My Cloud EX2 Ultra is so much more than a basic NAS. It will bring a full functionality and more flexibility to your creative workflow. Now it comes with even more storage options and new enhancements with an aggressive price tag that hardly can be overlooked considering the other solutions available on the market these days.
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