WD INTRODUCES 2-BAY PROSUMER PERSONAL CLOUD STORAGE

Information Technology Press Releases Monday March 31, 2014 15:45
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New My Cloud® EX2 Delivers Advanced NAS Features with Up to 8 TB of Capacity for Creative Professionals, Prosumers and Workgroups

WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a high-performance two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4 products are designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data.

“WD is committed to providing a comprehensive portfolio of personal cloud solutions as the need for digital data storage continues to dramatically increase,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Branded Products and worldwide sales. “With the My Cloud EX series of products, customers will be thrilled with the advanced features, high-performance and reliability that only WD can provide.”

Complete Data Control and Protection

Several data management and security features allow customers to select their preferred methods for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, while data protection options include RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes. Customers can use their My Cloud EX2 to centralize and back up all of their computers and notebooks with WD SmartWare™ Pro software for PC users, and with the Apple® Time Machine® backup software for Mac users.

High Capacity and Ultimate Reliability

My Cloud EX2 provides several capacity options for customers to choose from, including a diskless enclosure allowing users to build their own NAS with the drives of their choice, as well as populated systems in 4TB, 6TB or 8TB capacities1. Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 to instantly expand their storage capacity. The populated My Cloud EX2 features WD Red® hard drives for ultimate reliability in the unique 24x7 NAS operating environment. WD Red drives are powered by NASware™ 2.0 technology, improving drive reliability and protecting customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Anytime, Anywhere Access

The award-winning WD My Cloud™ mobile and desktop app provides anytime, anywhere access to the entire My Cloud product family. WD My Cloud mobile app users can easily view photos, stream video and share, save and manage files from anywhere on their iOS® and Android™ devices. The mobile app makes file sharing and collaborating simple, allowing customers to easily email files, share files as a link, and print and open files with third party apps. The WD My Cloud mobile app integrates major public cloud services so that customers can easily transfer files from their Dropbox™, SkyDrive® and Google Drive™ public cloud accounts . With the WD My Cloud desktop app, navigating, controlling and sharing digital files from anywhere in the world is simple and intuitive.

Advanced Features

My Cloud EX2 includes advanced data serving options including an integrated file server, FTP server, backup server and a P2P download server. Additionally, users can download and run a host of third party apps, including aMule, Icecast, Joomla!®, phpBB®, phpMyAdmin, Transmission, SqueezeCenter, and more.

Users can also stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA®/UPnP® devices with the included Twonky 7.2 server, DLNA-certified 1.5 media server, and built-in iTunes® server.

Price and Availability

My Cloud EX2 is currently available at select Thailand’s distributors (SIS Distributio) and retailers. MSRP is 7,900 THB for the diskless My Cloud EX2, THB12,900 for 4 TB, THB15,900 for 6 TB and THB19,900 for 8 TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. My Cloud EX2 comes with a two year limited warranty.

Compatibility

My Cloud EX2 is compatible with Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, OS X Mavericks™, Mountain Lion™, Lion®, Snow Leopard®, as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information. Visit WD Thailand Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/wdthailand

Western Digital, WD, My Cloud, WD Red, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; WD My Cloud, NASware, and WD SmartWare are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Lion, Snow Leopard and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license by Apple Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. [ADD Dropbox™, SkyDrive® ,Android, Google Drive™, Google Play and App Store]

As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
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