WD or Western Digital has been making hard drives for quite a long time. A few years ago they introduced their WD Red drives that were made specifically for network-attached storage (NAS) devices. WD currently offers three different levels of NAS devices. The My Cloud devices are aimed at the general consumer, the My Cloud EX (expert) are prosumer devices, and finally you have the business series which is made up of the My Cloud DL devices. Today we will be taking a look at the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, which is a 2-bay NAS devices powered by a Marvell Armada 385 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory. With those specs the My Cloud EX2 should be able to handle whatever you might throw at it. It also features WD’s My Cloud OS 3, which should make setting up and managing the NAS quite easy. Let’s jump in and see what the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS is all about!
Special thanks to WD for providing us with the My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS to review.
The My Cloud EX2 Ultra comes in a very nice retail package from WD. On the front there is a photo of the unit and it lets us know that we have the 8TB version. Currently the highest capacity available in 16TB.
Flipping over to the back there is more information on what the NAS can do for you.
On one side you have a list of specifications / features. On the other is even more information listed and an overview of the ports on the back of the unit. Suffice to say if you are at the store you’ll have all of the information you need to make your purchase.
Getting everything out of the box we have the My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS, an ethernet cable, power adapter, warranty guide, and a setup guide.
For a full unboxing & overview of the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra be sure to check out our video below.