WD has announced a new storage device that is aimed at consumers and pro users alike called the My Cloud EX2. The storage device is an external solution that can be connected to your PC or Mac via a USB port or connected directly to a network. The EX2 is a dual bay storage solution that can be had with up to 8TB of internal storage.
The EX2 can be configured in RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and spanning modes. The device comes out of the box set up for RAID 1 to protect the user’s data. WD promises that modes are easy to change so that the storage solution can be customized to suit your needs. The external storage device supports WD SmartWare Pro software for PC users.
Mac users can back up to the drive using Apple Time Machine. There are apps available for iOS and Android mobile devices allowing all your devices to backup data to one device. The My Cloud EX2 is offered in 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB capacities. All versions use WD Red HDDs inside for performance that are optimized for 24/7 reliability. The EX2 is available to purchase now with pricing ranging from $369.99 to $569.99 depending on the capacity.