Choose a populated system that works out of the box, featuring WD Red hard drives. Or, build your own NAS with our diskless enclosure and add up to two drives of your choice.
Easy to set up, easy to manage.
Effortlessly install drives or hot swap with ease. WD’s powerful dashboard means you are always in control.
Extensive data protection.
Manage your data with RAID 0, 1; JBOD and spanning drive modes. Then, protect it with RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup options.
Your options are endless
Choose a populated system that works right out of the box with integrated WD Red NAS hard drives, pre-set in RAID 1 mode for ultimate protection for your data from the start. Or, choose the diskless enclosure to build your NAS with the drives of your choice.
512 MB memory and 1.2 GHz processor deliver reliable, fast performance for your home or small office.
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.
Award-winning mobile and desktop apps
With WD's My Cloud 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.
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.
Advanced apps to customize your NAS
Featuring industry-leading apps, including aMule, Transmission, Icecast, Joomla!, phpBB, phpMyAdmin, SqueezeCenter, and more.
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 DLNA-certified 1.5 media server. And with My Cloud EX2 iTunes support, you can easily stream your music collection.
Advanced serving options
Integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and P2P torrent download server.
Back up, your way
Protect your data via remote backup to another My Cloud EX2 or My Cloud EX4, integrated cloud backup or local LAN/WAN backup. Enjoy peace of mind with WD SmartWare Pro for PC users, and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac users.
Expand your capacity
Simply attach a compatible USB hard drive directly to one of the two USB 3.0 expansion ports on My Cloud EX2 and instantly expand your storage capacity.
Integrated energy-saving features
Save energy with disk spin-down and scheduled power on/off.
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. Just blazing-fast performance for your high-speed digital life.
A full suite of advanced features to power your home or office including: iSCSI target, full-featured FTP services, jumbo frame support, iPv4/iPv6 ready, UPS support (USB and network), real-time resource monitor, volume encryption with boot-up password, SNMP and virtual volumes.
Apps and Advanced Features
Get anywhere access and the flexibility to customize your NAS with WD’s mobile, desktop and third-party integrated apps.
My Cloud mobile app
You are always connected to your personal cloud. Save valuable space on your mobile devices with easy photo and video uploads directly to your personal cloud, then securely access and share your memories from anywhere.
Have a public cloud account?
The My Cloud mobile app also allows you to easily transfer files between your personal cloud, Dropbox and other public cloud accounts.
My Cloud desktop app
This app keeps your PC or Mac connected to your personal cloud, no matter where you are. From the application, you can easily drag and drop to transfer, manage your files and share links to specific files or folders via email.
Third-party integrated apps
- Free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad network. The app provides search capability for finding desired P2P files and has a full-featured P2P server/client Web UI interface.
- One of the leading bulletin board solutions, including powerful permission systems, private messaging, search functions, a customizable template and language system, as well as support for multiple databases.
- Streaming audio server that supports MP3, FLAC, WAV, Ogg, ACC, as well as transcoding. Stream to both hardware and software receivers as well as any media player capable of playing MP3 streams.
- WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Create your own My Cloud EX2 based customized Blog that can be accessed and commented on from any internet connection.
- Open source media streaming app that can be modified to suit your individual needs.
- Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates easy management of your website text, photos, videos, music and documents.
- Handles the administration of MySQL via web with ability to create and drop databases; create, drop, or alter tables; delete, edit or add fields; execute any SQL statement and manage keys on fields.
- Transmission is one of the best choices for a BitTorrent client, being both extremely lightweight and feature-packed.
- Transmission's interface is easy to use, yet very powerful, especially when it comes to managing bandwidth.
- Dashboard cloud access
Your system is always under your control. Manage My Cloud EX2 from anywhere with WD's powerful dashboard. Monitor your drives, manage users and utilize energy-saving features. Email and mobile alerts keep you informed on My Cloud EX2 status.
My Cloud EX2 comes complete with a full suite of advanced features to power your home or office.
Volume virtualization using iSCSI targets
Manage storage over long distances and transfer data over LANs, WANs or the Internet by creating a Storage Area Network (SAN).My Cloud EX2 allows you to create and manage iSCSI targets, similar to a local hard disk drive, that is accessed over a network rather than locally. The iSCSI target is protected by the underlying RAID structure of the My Cloud EX2 server.
Jumbo frame support
My Cloud EX2 supports jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes. These large IP frames are used to increase performance over supported networks. Increases in data transfer speeds only occur if every device on your network supports jumbo frames.
Supports the latest revision of the Internet Protocol.
UPS support (USB and network)
Provides extra protection from loss of power via USB or network.
USB UPS: A supported UPS device that is connected to My Cloud EX2 via USB cable can detect a power loss and gracefully shut down power. UPS devices that have been tested to work with My Cloud EX2 can be found here.
Network UPS: Network UPS devices can be used when there is a single UPS device and multiple My Cloud EX2 units. One My Cloud EX2 can act as a "Network UPS server" and connect to the UPS device via USB or network (depending on the device).
Simple Network Management Protocol, a protocol for managing devices on a network, allows My Cloud EX2 to be used in a managed environment.
Real-time resource monitors
Provide up-to-date information on My Cloud EX2 resources, including CPU percentage, network utilization and RAM usage.
Volume encryption with boot-up password
Prevent unauthorized access to your data by creating a boot-up password for your drives.
Simplifies scalability by allowing you to map iSCSI targets on other network storage devices and present them as shares on your My Cloud EX2 device.
My Cloud EX2 provides multiple options to secure your data from loss.
ElephantDrive is a premium cloud-based backup, sync and sharing solution platform. With simple, fast and reliable protection for all of your important files, ElephantDrive is the perfect solution for users at any level. ElephantDrive's software runs on all personal devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, etc.) as well as natively on NAS devices, where it is the leading solution in the space.
Amazon S3 Backup and Restore feature allows you to back up data directly to your Amazon S3 account. Amazon S3 gives you peace of mind when used as an offsite backup, should anything happen to the data stored on your My Cloud EX2.
Back up, your way
Protect your data with remote backup to another My Cloud EX2 or My Cloud EX4 , integrated cloud backup or local LAN/WAN backup. PC users, WD SmartWare Pro offers options for how, when and where you back up your files. Mac users, utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect your data.
My Cloud EX2 comes complete with business-ready features for your office.
User management/group management
Give users access to My Cloud EX2. Easily create groups and give individual access to those groups.
Manage the amount of storage users/groups have access to.
Microsoft Active Directory support (2003/2008/2012)
Take advantage of centralized account management to reduce overhead and IT spending. Add My Cloud EX2 to your Active Directory (AD) server for simplified and centralized management, as well as easy access for employees with one set of domain accounts. Employees can use a single account to access various services with ease.
Distributed File System (DFS)
Connect My Cloud EX2 to a Microsoft server using DFS SMB file shares.
Energy Saving Features
Set disk spin-down after as little as 10 minutes, saving runtime energy.
Use WD Quick View to wake My Cloud EX2 without having to physically push a button.
Automatic power recovery
This feature automatically restarts My Cloud EX2 from an unexpected power-failure shutdown.
Scheduled power on/off
Set your own customized schedule to power on/off your My Cloud EX2 on a daily basis to save power when not in use.
Serves as a shared space for PC and Mac computer files.
Back up server
The My Cloud EX2 back up server is designed with flexibility in mind. Designate a back up to or from a connected USB drive or internal volumes.
Fully-featured FTP server to manage the transfer of files from My Cloud EX2 to a client with the following capabilities:
- FTP bandwidth restriction (upstream/downstream)
- IP address block (block access from undesired IP address)
- IP address block time limits
- Anonymous FTP
- Secure FTP support
- Support File eXchange Protocol (FXP)
P2P download server
Utilize popular Peer-2-Peer services to download torrents.
Http download server
The built in HTTP download server allows you to download files directly from the web to My Cloud EX2.
- Windows 8.1 or earlier, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (32 bit) SP 3 operating systems
- Mac OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard operating systems
- DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
- Router with Internet connection
- Personal cloud storage
- Ethernet cable
- AC adapter
- Quick install guide
- Assembly kit (included in 0 TB/diskless model)