Data storage products are also getting the “cloud” feature or the ability to provide users data syncing or access using mobile phones or tablets from anywhere.
The latest from storage manufacturer WD is the WD My Cloud EX4, which does the personal cloud function that enables smartphone and tablet users to upload and download data right from a storage sitting in their homes.
Apart from a personal cloud, the WD My Cloud EX4 features a NAS (network attached storage) feature, which means it offers four-bay networked attached storage (the bays can accommodate up to 16 TB in total). The NAS feature is of great help to people who manage massive amounts of digital data.
WD My Cloud EX4 is really ideal for use by small home office or even SMBs.
WD My Cloud EX4 features WD Red line of hard drives specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems. This particular WD hard drives are already powered by NASware 2.0 technology, which improves drive reliability and protects customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption.
WD My Cloud EX4 provides several capacity options, allowing customers to choose from a drive-less enclosure that allows customers to customize their capacity and add additional drives as their library of digital content grows, or an 8 TB, 12 TB or 16 TB model.
WD My Cloud EX4 allows customers to easily install or hot-swap drives in seconds, without the need for a screwdriver, toolkit or trays.
Additionally, customers can attach a compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the WD My Cloud EX4 to instantly expand their storage capacity.
WD My Cloud EX4 arms users with multiple options to secure digital data from a potential loss by providing RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or allowing users to select from spanning and JBOD modes for even more options to manage data.
Customers can also use their WD My Cloud EX4 to back up all of their computers and devices with WD SmartWare Pro software for PC users.
Mac users can utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect their data. The WD My Cloud EX4 can also backup itself, either to another WD My Cloud EX4 in a different location, or to cloud services such as Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive.
To ensure 24/7 data protection and reliability the WD My Cloud EX4 includes redundant power supplies and Ethernet ports.
Price and Availability
WD My Cloud EX4 is available at select retailers and distributed by Iontech Inc.
Suggested Retail Price:
— P17, 990 for the drive-less WD My Cloud EX4
— P38, 490 for 8TB
— P46, 090 for 12 TB
— P55, 190 for 16 TB
WD My Cloud EX4 comes with a two year limited warranty.