amazon WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra reviews
The design of the drive there is nothing different from the previous generation My Cloud EX2. Bring inside two hard drives, the size of this product is quite large and heavy, but it’s not big deal because drives will mostly to a site. On the outside of the drive is fairly simple, the front has three lights to indicate operating status and the status of two hard drives inside. At the back, in addition to power and Ethernet socket, EX2 Ultra has two USB 3.0 ports for additional purposes or backup storage. The entire shell is made from plastic, with many slots to ensure heat when operating temperatures are not too hot.
Two internal hard drives are designed to be easily removable without tools, but if you want to still have screwdrivers. WD also donated additional screws to mount the hard drive without drive version. Two hard drives are WD Red drives, drives for network storage devices.
This product has been manufacturer configure RAID 1 mode should use the actual capacity is 2TB (RAID 1 mode helps ensure data security while saving the same data on two different hard drives. you also have the option of other modes to take advantage of the hard drive capacity, but this makes them useless data assurance.
Do has been previously configured, the user just plug power, networking equipment is ready for operation. On the computer, WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra will show up as a network storage device, users can perform tasks such as copy, move data like a conventional hard drive.
Further to manage, users need to access the site of the device management. Here you can see the status and capacity of the drive, set password, network shares, or settings file download via protocols such as HTTP, FTP or P2P. In addition to converting storage mode or data backup (My Cloud EX2 after saving Ultra support via USB, network, …), then you must also set up via the web.
After sharing settings, you can use a computer or Internet-connected device to access data stored in the drive from anywhere. For computers, you have two options are managed through the website (mycloud.com) or via software. First you need to register an account to use MyCloud services.
To manage and synchronize data remotely on the computer, WD offers are 2 apps My Cloud and WD Sync. My Cloud is a browser application file types, allowing users to transfer data to the drives on your computer and vice versa. WD Sync is a selected application support folders synchronized with the drive, similar to the services of Dropbox or Google Drive, but the user is choosing a more comfortable position. Both applications are working properly, but if WD integrates WD Sync to My Cloud will more convenient for users.
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WD has released application called WD My Cloud on two popular smartphone operating system is iOS and Android. With this app, you can access the data is stored on the hard drive from anywhere as long as there is a network. Another feature is very useful also sync photos / videos on your phone to your hard drive automatically. Users can adjust the synchronization whenever WiFi / 3G or only WiFi. For applications on Android, you can also watch movies directly from the drive for both formats, however, you need to install the iOS app apart.
WD has upgraded processing capabilities on devices with dual-core 1.3GHz processor and RAM was doubled to 1GB DDR3. We tried simultaneous processing capabilities of the device by watching movies on 3 transmitted from the device via WiFi phone, at the same time do the large file copied to the drive via an ethernet connection. Test results showed the device to watch movies smoothly, and burn movies to drive speed is not affected.
When connected via Ethernet, EX2 Ultra ensures fast read / write continuously approximately 100 MB/s for large files, and about 60MB/s for small files. For speed WiFi network, lower, reaching only 6-7 MB/s with standard network N. This level sufficient to meet the movie, file transfer for 3-4 mobile devices, if you want to improve performance then you might consider upgrading to a standard AC WiFi network.
With interface settings My Cloud EX2 easy to grasp the solution Ultra personal cloud storage efficiency for general users. Advanced features such as automatic backup / manual, encryption and RAID products also help meet the needs of office users with requirements for data security.