The new My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS network attached storage (NAS) system from Western Digital meets the storage needs of creative professionals and high-end consumers.


The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS opened to show its multi-bay capability. (Source: Western Digital.)

Designed from the ground up to automatically sync content across computers, 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 for multitasking and making it easy to leverage applications for HD media streaming and surveillance. Several data management and security features allow users to select a preferred method for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. Up to 12TB of storage can be included within the device, through WD Red hard drives, which have been built for NAS systems to provide non-stop performance within 24×7 environments.

The My Cloud EX2 Ultra  NAS comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode but is easily configurable into other data protection modes. 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. Users can also attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 Ultra to provide increased storage capacity. With simplified file and folder sharing, users can send customised, private links that allow recipients read/write access to particular files. Accounts can be created, features customised and storage can be monitored with ease.
My Cloud EX2 Ultra is currently available at select Australian and New Zealand retailers. Current Australian RRPs are as follows: My Cloud EX2 Ultra unpopulated – $329.99; My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB – $699.99; My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB – $949.99; My Cloud EX2 Ultra 12TB – $1349.99.   For more information, visit