June 15, 2016
My Cloud Ex4 Personal Nas
WDBWWD0080KBK-NESN review and price:
Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
8tb My’s dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Built from the ground up with the quality and dependability your customers have come to expect from WD and supported by a two-year warranty, My Cloud EX4 is a high-performance, four-bay NAS for the home or small office. It offers a robust all-metal enclosure, many RAID volumes, easy drive installation and a full suite of apps to give your customers the power and flexibility to develop their NAS features.
The original review is below, however check the update at the end.. I have been using and installing some number of NAS servers recently, so I was excited to see what Western Digital had to offer with their “expert” EX4. I was both impressed and disappointed. It is well made, has a nice user interface but is slower than the competition. If you want to have more details on how it compares with the entry-level Buffalo LS420 and the professional Synology DS214 read on. The WD My Cloud EX4 8TB is a considerable part of hardware. It comes with four 2TB WD NAS drives. I like these and in my previous testing the “NAS particular firmware” looks to make them a bit better in NAS applications than WD Black or RE series drives. I have used them in Synology and FreeNAS established home-built devices with excellent results. The EX4 unit itself weighs about 12 to 15 lbs with the drives installed. The hardware has lots of professional features like dual LAN connections and dual power supply inputs. The power supply is external like with a laptop. Construction looks hard and the drives and trays may be replaced without tools. Pretty much standard for this class of device. The back includes 2 USB3 ports for external backup drives or adding USB established media. The case is nice and has a two-line LCD screen.
Synology DiskStation DS214+ Robust & Full-Fledged 2-Bay NAS Server for SMB
- Raid_Supported – Yes
- Number_Of_Total_Expansion_Bays – 2
- Esata – Yes
- Ethernet_Technology – Gigabit Ethernet
BUFFALO LinkStation 220 0 TB 2-Bay NAS for Home (LS220DE)
- Diskless enclosure offers scalable capacity
- Total Storage Capacity: 0 TB
- Access your content from your tablet and smartphone devices
- Create a free personal cloud and access and share your content anytime, anywhere over the Internet
- Host Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet
- Connect to your router for centralized storage and backup for PC and Mac computers
- Max Supported Capacity: 8 TB
NetStor NA381TB 4U 24 Bay Thunderbolt 2 Storage and PCIe Expansion Chassis
- Solid 4U 24-bay rackmount chassis
- upports up to 3 PCIe slots for RAID card, Fibre Channel HBA/10G networking card, and any standard PCIe add-on cards with Thunderbotl Aware’s Driver.
- Supports twenty four (24) SAS/SATA (6G/3Gbps) HDD Trays
- Rear swappable integrated plate drawer for Mac mini
- Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20Gbps of throughput in both channels
BUFFALO TeraStation 7120r Enterprise 12-Bay 48 TB (12 x 4 TB) RAID 2U Rack Mountable NAS & iSCSI Unified Storage – TS-2RZH48T12D
- System Type: Server Cabinet Form Factor: Rack-Mountable RAM Technology: DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive Type: Hot-swap Hard Drive / Installed Qty: 12 Hard Drive Interface Type: Serial ATA Data Link Protocol: TCP/IP Power Device Type: Power Supply Header / Model: TERASTATION 7120R ENTERPRISE Width: 18.90 Inch Depth: 3.46 Inch Height: 29.00 Inch
QNAP TS-421 4-bay Personal Cloud NAS, DLNA, Mobile App, iSCSI Supported
- Access, manage and enjoy all your files with your tablets and smartphones.
- Organize your data/content and backups in one centralized location.
- Collect, enjoy, and share your large photo, music, and video collection.
- Synchronize files across computers, tablets, and mobile devices, and share files across different groups and communities.
- Enjoy HD movies or family videos on TV when streamed through various network players.
- Extend your diverse applications on the TS-421 by installing more than 80 apps on demand in the App Center.
WD 6TB My Cloud Mirror Gen 2 Personal Network Attached Storage – NAS – WDBWVZ0060JWT-NESN
- Create one place for you, friends and family to collect and share memorable photos and videos
- Automatic backup for all your computers, and photos and videos on your mobile devices
- Centralized, whole-home storage and anywhere access with smartphones and tablets
- Sync content across all your computers for up-to-date access anytime, anywhere
- Automatically creates a duplicate copy of all your content onto the second drive
Synology NAS Server (DS413J 4300)
- Interface: 2x USB 2.0 port, 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port , 1x Gigabit LAN,
- Noise Level: 19.4 dBA
- Memory: 512 MB DDR3, Maximum Internal Capacity: 16TB
- CPU Frequency: 1.6 GHz
- System Fan: 80 mm X 80 mm X 2