WD My Cloud EX4
The WD My Cloud EX4 is the upgraded version of the My Cloud, coming with four internal hard drives instead of one. You now can set up data protection against the case one or even two hard drives fails at the same time. The sever inherits all the goodies from its older brother and also offers several business features, making it a great gift for those who have a small business or a home office, or just want to get an advanced storage system for their connected home.
The good: The WD My Cloud EX4 offers data redundancy, Windows Server integration, and an excellent set of personal cloud features. It's also affordable and very easy to use.
The bad: The server's write speed is disappointing. The mobile app supports a limited number of file formats, there's no search function, and it won't allow you to sort by content type.
The bottom line: It's not the fastest NAS, nor does it include many advanced features, but the WD My Cloud EX4 still combines great ease of use into an affordable personal cloud system that's excellent for a connected home.
October 31, 2013 3:19 PM PDT
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