WD packed the device in a big blue box with enough information about the product and a picture of My Cloud EX2 Ultra. The drive looks like a little CPU with WD branding and three LEDs at the front, one for power and other two to show disk status.
This WD NAS system is full of features, each and every feature that you can think of; it’s there. My Cloud comes with some apps pre-installed, and you can install more from the apps tab in the control center. If you ran out of slots in My Cloud EX2, then don’t you worry because it comes with two USB 3.0 high-speed ports to expand the storage. As I said before that the device is highly customizable, you can insert any internal SATA hard disk drives to the two slots provided. WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra is very easy to setup; WD provides a one page manual inside the box to get it working. Now you need to download the My Cloud Setup (available for both Windows and Mac OS) software to access the cloud and making changes.
Once the blinking LED on your My Cloud turns steady blue (it could take some time according to the capacity of the hard drive inserted), click Next. It will ask you to add more users who are again optional unless you are setting My Cloud for your workplace. Next page will congratulate you upon setting up your My Cloud and ask you if you need to install the WD My Cloud application on your PC. The setup will place some useful shortcuts on your desktop which includes WD My Cloud Dashboard, which takes you straight to the WD control panel in the default browser. My Cloud OS is the website which is saved inside the My Cloud to control it and change some settings.


The main page shows you the pie chart, which displays the amount of size each type of files is taking up.
Cloud Access tab give you can see the users who have access to the cloud remotely, clicking on any user will show you more information and settings for that user. Backups will show you different type of backup system which you can set up for your WD My Cloud. Storage tab comes with various storage options like RAID, disk status, ISCSI and volume information. Apps tab contains the applications settings which are already installed on it and allow you to install official and third party applications on your device as well. Settings tab lets you customize your WD My Cloud like device name, clock, network, media, utilities, notifications and firmware upgrade.
My Cloud OS is the best control panel for people who don’t know much about networking or NAS.
Inside the box we got the device itself squeezed between two styrofoam pieces to protect the device from shocks. These apps will let you use your My Cloud in various ways; WordPress app to host private websites if you are a website designer.
You can attach a flash drive or a portable hard disk to share the data to all in the network.
It is easy to add new drives or remove a faulty one; you just need to push the press release button on top to lift up the top panel. The drives are labeled so add the drives into the respective slots if you purchased it diskless and inserted your drives then make sure to align the drive properly with the connectors inside the slots.
On hardware part, you just need to turn it on with the power adapter and hook it up to the network using the LAN cable provided within the box.


Email ID is optional and only needed if you want to access your My Cloud remotely from outside of your home (or workplace) over the internet. Public share which opens up the file explorer to show the contents of the drive and the My Cloud desktop app to access the data on My Cloud drive remotely. At the right side, you will see a small picture of the device with the status and the firmware version. The device is compact and light (without hard disk drives inserted), and you can purchase it diskless to add your hard drives. The whole device weighs approximately two kilograms (with two 4TB WD Red NAS hard disk drives inserted). Plex and iTunes app to use your My Cloud as a media server and to back up the precious data, it comes with Dropbox app and compatible with Time Machine recovery app. Keep it on a stable platform as it contain the hard disk drive, which is prone to damage from shocks. Below them, you will see the live graph for live network activity, some devices which are accessing the NAS, shows the number of users added to the device and number of apps installed. WD provides the support for Mac users also, so you don’t need any particular Windows device to set it up.



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