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WD Introduces New My Cloud NAS Servers

The company adds high performance network attached storage (NAS) solutions for creative professionals and business users to My Cloud line. By ChannelPro

WD, a Western Digital company and developer of connected storage solutions, has expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products. Two new NAS systems expand the My Cloud Expert Series, the My Cloud EX2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud EX4100 (four-bay), and the other two units, the My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) NAS systems, are from the newly created My Cloud Business Series. The systems are designed to address the demands for content storage, management, protection, and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals, and small businesses.

My Cloud Expert Series
The My Cloud EX2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud EX4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems include dual-core Marvell ARMADA 385 and 388 processors and provide up to 24 TB of storage. Additionally, the WD Red drives can be configured using multiple RAID options (model dependent) including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD, and spanning modes. Customers can use the NAS systems 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.

My Cloud Expert Series products can also serve as a digital entertainment hub, streaming movies and music to any DLNA/UPnP certified multimedia device such as gaming consoles, smart TVs, and WD TV Live media players. The Twonky, DLNA-certified media server and iTunes server enable streaming of large movie and music libraries. The integrated file server, FTP server, backup server, and P2P download server provide advanced data serving options.

Users can also customize their My Cloud Expert series NAS, monitor system health, manage users and energy saving features with the My Cloud dashboard, as well as use a suite of third party apps, including aMule, Icecast, Transmission, DVBlink, SqueezeCenter, and more.

My Cloud Business Series
My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems are built to provide the reliability, security, and scalability for small business customers. Powered by Intel Atom dual-core processors with RAM up to 2GB and 24 TB of storage capacity, the My Cloud Business Series runs on the Linux-based WD My Cloud operating software (OS).

The new NAS systems feature AES 256-bit volume encryption and multiple RAID options (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD, and spanning modes), offering small businesses multiple options to secure and protect their data. My Cloud Business Series products can backup themselves, either to another My Cloud in a different location or to cloud services such as Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive. Users can also utilize the one-touch USB 3.0 copy button to automatically copy data from an external USB storage device onto the NAS.  
  
The My Cloud Business Series products feature business-ready capabilities including iSCSI target and initiator, replication and file synchronization, integrated FTP, WebDAV server, SSH Shell, and Microsoft Active Directory support. Additionally, there are enterprise-class redundancies such as dual power supply ports with fail over, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and UPS support. The My Cloud DL2100 and My Cloud DL4100 also provide memory expansion up to 6GB and scalable storage through dual NICs or USB.

My Cloud Business Series products are available in several capacity options. The My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) is available diskless or with 4 TB, 8 TB, or 12 TB capacities. The My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) is available diskless or with 8 TB, 16 TB, or 24 TB capacities.

Pricing for the new My Cloud NAS solutions:

  • My Cloud EX2100 is $249.99 USD for the diskless unit, $429.99 USD for 4 TB, $559.99 USD for 8 TB, and $749.99 USD for 12 TB.
  • My Cloud EX4100 is $399.99 USD for the diskless unit, $749.99 USD for 8 TB, $1,049.99 USD for 16 TB, and $1,449.99 USD for 24 TB.
  • My Cloud DL2100 is $349.99 USD for the diskless unit, $529.99 USD for 4 TB, $649.99 USD for 8 TB, and $849.99 USD for 12 TB.
  • My Cloud DL4100 is $529.99 USD for the diskless unit, $879.99 USD for 8 TB, $1,169.99 for 16 TB, and $1,529.99 for 24 TB.

The My Cloud Business Series is currently available for pre-order at wdstore.com. All four My Cloud NAS solutons will be available through WD channel partners in March.

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