WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB

Version: 8 TB
Total storage capacity
529,-
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Product information

Key specs

Number of hard drive bays
2
Integrated hard drive
Yes
Recommended for use
Personal cloud, Save photos and videos
Processor cores
Dual-core (2)
Internal RAM
1 GB

Pros and cons

According to our NAS expert
  • The included hard drives provide 8TB of storage space right away, so you can save up to 800 Full HD movies.
  • With 1TB RAM, you can work on the NAS with more than 10 users at the same time.
  • Since the processor has 2 cores, you can effortlessly perform multiple tasks at the same time.
  • The NAS doesn't have an HDMI port to connect it directly to your TV or monitor.
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Description

With the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB, you can get started with all your important files right away. Thanks to the 2 pre-configured drives, you have a total storage capacity of 4TB at your disposal right away. You simply set up the ready-to-use NAS in the living room or at the office. The extensive data protection ensures that your files are kept safe. Do you have an extensive series and movie collection? Download the Plex app and play your media on your TV, smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Via the My Cloud app for Android and iOS, you can even access your files when you're out of the house and anywhere in the world. In addition, the extension port allows you to quickly transfer some photos or documents from an external hard drive or USB flash drive. The NAS automatically turns itself off when you don't use it.

With the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB, you can get started with all your important files right away. Thanks to the 2 pre-configured drives, you have a total storage capacity of 4TB at your disposal right away. You simply set up the ready-to-use NAS in the living room or at the office. The extensive data protection ensures that your files are kept safe. Do you have an extensive series and movie collection? Download the Plex app and play your media on your TV, smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Via the My Cloud app for Android and iOS, you can even access your files when you're out of the house and anywhere in the world. In addition, the extension port allows you to quickly transfer some photos or documents from an external hard drive or USB flash drive. The NAS automatically turns itself off when you don't use it.


Manual

Manual (3.27 MB)

Included by default

  • Manual (3.27 MB)
  • Network cable
  • Power adapter
  • 4TB WD Red drives (2x)
  • Quick start guide

Included by default

  • Network cable
  • Power adapter
  • 4TB WD Red drives (2x)
  • Quick start guide

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Manual

Manual (3.27 MB)

Key specs

Number of hard drive bays
2
Integrated hard drive
Yes
Recommended for use
Personal cloud, Save photos and videos
Processor cores
Dual-core (2)
Internal RAM
1 GB


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Finally a good backup system with countless other options

    Ingrid van der Valk | 7 February 2018 | Total storage capacity: 8 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch

    The device works well, but it is difficult to install at the beginning.
    It would be easier if there was a clear description of what software needs to be installed. CD's are outdated but a step-by-step list would be easy.
    I'm an older youngster so let's do some puzzling. But otherwise fine. Price quality ratio very good.

    Ingrid van der Valk | 7 February 2018 | Total storage capacity: 8 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3 / 5 stars
    5,6/10
    mediocre product for reasonable price

    Casper J | 21 April 2019 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • quite fast
    • fairly quiet
    • price
    • Installation
    • software
    • support

    unstable, very little support from wd, lots of dead links on their website

    Casper J | 21 April 2019 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Manage data quickly

    Johan Theys | 14 May 2017 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Inconspicuous in the interior
    • Fast data storage

    Ideal for storing photos as a photographer

    Johan Theys | 14 May 2017 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Satisfied with purchase, recommended
    • Easy installation
    • Understandable layout of menus
    • little sound
    • Lack of a written manual

    Worked within half an hour, t.b. a network with Windows 10, Ubuntu and Mint

    Ton Vogels | 23 January 2018 | Total storage capacity: 8 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    NAS with great features and a "small" price!
    • Very easy installation
    • multiple configuration options
    • quiet
    • Available anytime, anywhere
    • Mobile apps don't all work equally well

    after a fast delivery, this NAS installed in no time. All the tasks required for this can be done easily via a web browser. setting up the disks, there are several options for this, depending on your own wishes. If you opt for availability and continuity, you can build a mirror set, if you want speed, you can build a strip set. Mind you, after a mirror you only have 2Tb of space left. The strip set doubles this.
    Adding shares and users and their permissions is smooth and done in a few minutes. You have more work to think about how you want to organize the drives. The installation of cloud access also goes without problems. No technical knowledge is necessary.
    After adding users, you can easily reach the NAS over the internet via an app from WD. You can also use the NAS to make a backup of your phone and to automatically save your photos.
    In short, I am a very satisfied user.

    marcel menger | 8 December 2016 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 2 / 5 stars
    4,4/10
    Buy something else. This is not reliable.
    • speed over the network cable
    • Unreliable software
    • Cooling continues to run
    • Blocks regularly

    After more than a year of use and some firmware upgrades, this product still does not meet the basic requirements. It sighs and puffs and moans, without doing any real work.
    The software hangs very quickly, so that when you access it remotely, you cannot access your data. You will not receive a notification (no reboot suggestion) so that you immediately (and often unnecessarily) tinker with your network settings.

    Maarten DR | 28 February 2018 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    recommended

    it fully met expectations, first ordered apple time machine but the settings did not go smoothly, cool blue called and no problem to exchange, placed the WD cloud 4 tb and this went almost automatically, accessible from everywhere where there is internet, in one word fantastic

    Benoit Goossens | 22 October 2016 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Top product
    • fast
    • easy installation
    • no sound
    • haven't discovered yet!

    Is quick and easy to install, the NAS also works quickly, even with a wireless network.

    R.T.J Wolbrink | 9 August 2016 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Highly recommended to others
    • Quick to use
    • Easy to reach over the network
    • Two drives in RAID-1, so the two drives are exact copies of each other
    • No

    The NAS fully meets our expectations. The NAS is quick to use, easy to access via PC and smartphone, and the NAS is also easily accessible outdoors.

    Sander | 11 August 2018 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 2 / 5 stars
    4,4/10
    Worthless device.
    • Milestone Arcus software is no longer supported.

    A worthless device. Bought to record camera footage. The embedded software Milestone Arcus comes licensed for two cameras. Buying is not possible. Called WD and Milestone. The software is no longer supported. So this NAS has nothing to do with it.

    NKL | 15 October 2017 | Total storage capacity: 4 TB | Automatically translated from Dutch