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Award-winning desktop and mobile apps
Easy to manage
Powerful apps to customize your NAS
Stream media to your connected devices
Advanced serving options
Back up,your way
Increase your personal cloud capacity
Integrated energy-saving features
Your own personal cloud
Speed (RAID 0)
RAID 0 mode provides disk striping across all drives in the RAID drive group. RAID 0 does not provide data redundancy but does provide the best performance of any RAID levels. RAID 0 breaks up data into smaller segments and stripes the data segments across each drive in the drive group.
Data protection (RAID 1)
Set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a duplicate copy. If one drive goes down your data is protected because it's duplicated.
Data protection and speed (RAID 5)
In systems with three or more drives we recommend that you set the system to RAID 5.
This gives you the best of both worlds: fast performance by striping data across all drives; data protection by dedicating a quarter of each drive to fault tolerance leaving three quarters of the system capacity available for data storage.
Very high reliability with high performance(RAID 10 or RAID 1+0)
RAID 10 delivers very high I/O rates by striping RAID 1 (mirrored) segments. This RAID mode is good for business critical database management solutions that require maximum performance and high fault tolerance. A system set to RAID 10 yields half the total capacity of all the drives in the array.
JBOD & spanning
JBOD is the use of one or more drives not in a RAID configuration but managed as separate logical volumes. Spanning is the combination of drives in a linear fashion to create one large logical volume. The advantage of using this mode is that you can add more drive without having to reformat the system.
WDs mobile & desktop app
Access all the content on your personal cloud from any device.
My Cloud mobile app
You are always connected to your personal cloud. Save valuable space on your mobile devices with easy photo and video uploads directly to your personal cloud, then securely access and share your memories from anywhere.
Have a public cloud account?
The My Cloud mobile app also allows you to easily transfer files between your personal cloud, Dropbox and other public cloud accounts.
This app keeps your PC or Mac connected to your personal cloud, no matter where you are. From the application, you can easily drag and drop to transfer, manage your files and share links to specific files or folders via email.
Free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad network. The app provides search capability for finding desired P2P files and has a full-featured P2P server/client Web UI interface.
One of the leading bulletin board solutions, including powerful permission systems, private messaging, search functions, a customizable template and language system, as well as support for multiple databases.
Streaming audio server that supports MP3, FLAC, WAV, Ogg, ACC, as well as transcoding. Stream to both hardware and software receivers as well as any media player capable of playing MP3 streams.
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Create your own WD My Cloud EX4 based customized Blog that can be accessed and commented on from any internet connection.
Your system is always under your control. Manage My Cloud EX4 from anywhere with WD's powerful dashboard and LCD display. Monitor your drives, manage users and utilize energy-saving features. Email and mobile alerts keep you informed on My Cloud EX4 status.
Open source media streaming app that can be modified to suit your individual needs.
Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates easy management of your website text, photos, videos, music and documents.
Handles the administration of MySQL via web with ability to create and drop databases; create, drop, or alter tables; delete, edit or add fields; execute any SQL statement and manage keys on fields.
Transmission is one of the best choices for a BitTorrent client, being both extremely lightweight and feature-packed.Transmission's interface is easy to use, yet very powerful, especially when it comes to managing bandwidth.
Are you a developer that is interested in porting your app to My Cloud EX4?
Interested in developing or porting your app to work with My Cloud EX4? Contact us at Developer@wdc.com to get more details.
Manage storage over long distances and transfer data over LANs, WANs or the Internet by creating a Storage Area Network (SAN). My Cloud EX4 allows you to create and manage iSCSI targets, similar to a local hard disk drive, that is accessed over a network rather than locally. The iSCSI target is protected by the underlying RAID structure of the My Cloud EX4 server.
Jumbo frame support
My Cloud EX4 supports jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes. These large IP frames are used to increase performance over supported networks. Increases in data transfer speeds only occur if every device on your network supports jumbo frames.
Combine multiple network connections to increase data transfer past a single connection and provide redundancy in the event of a failed connection. This is also known as bonding, and refers to the use of two LAN NICs present in your NAS and two cables connected to your router simultaneously, improving reliability.
Supports the latest revision of the Internet Protocol.
UPS support (USB and network)
Provides extra protection from loss of power via USB or network.
USB UPS: A supported UPS device that is connected to My Cloud EX4 via USB cable can detect a power loss and gracefully shut down power. UPS devices that have been tested to work with My Cloud EX4 can be found here.
Network UPS: Network UPS devices can be used when there is a single UPS device and multiple My Cloud EX4 units. One My Cloud EX4 can act as a "Network UPS server" and connect to the UPS device via USB or network (depending on the device). The network UPS server obtains UPS information and relays it to the other “client" My Cloud EX4. Network UPS devices that have been tested to work with My Cloud EX4 can be found here.
Simple Network Management Protocol, a protocol for managing devices on a network, allows My Cloud EX4 to be used in a managed environment. IT administrators who need to monitor multiple network devices, including My Cloud EX4 via SNMP should download the document available here.
Real-time resource monitors
Provide up-to-date information on My Cloud EX4 resources, including CPU percentage, network utilization and RAM usage.
Volume encryption with boot-up password
Prevent unauthorized access to your data by creating a boot-up password for your drives.
Simplifies scalability by allowing you to map iSCSI targets on other network storage devices and present them as shares on your My Cloud EX4 device.
ElephantDrive is a premium cloud-based backup, sync and sharing solution platform. With simple, fast and reliable protection for all of your important files, ElephantDrive is the perfect solution for users at any level. ElephantDrive's software runs on all personal devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, etc.) as well as natively on NAS devices, where it is the leading solution in the space.
Amazon S3 Backup and Restore feature allows you to back up data directly to your Amazon S3 account. Amazon S3 gives you peace of mind when used as an offsite backup, should anything happen to the data stored on your My Cloud EX4.
Back up, your way
Protect your data with remote backup to another My Cloud EX4, integrated cloud backup or local LAN/WAN backup. PC users, WD SmartWare Pro offers options for how, when and where you back up your files for up to ten computers. Mac users, utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect your data.
Give users access to My Cloud EX4. Easily create groups and give individual access to those groups.
Manage the amount of storage users/groups have access to.
Microsoft Active Directory support (2003/2008/2012)
Take advantage of centralized account management to reduce overhead and IT spending. Add My Cloud EX4 to your Active Directory (AD) server for simplified and centralized management, as well as easy access for employees with one set of domain accounts. Employees can use a single account to access various services with ease.
Distributed File System (DFS)
Connect My Cloud EX4 to a Microsoft server using DFS SMB file shares.
Set disk spin-down after as little as 10 minutes, saving runtime energy.
Use WD Quick View to wake My Cloud EX4 without having to physically push a button.
This feature automatically restarts the My Cloud EX4 from an unexpected power-failure shutdown.
Scheduled power on/off
Set your own customized schedule to power on your My Cloud EX4 on a daily basis to save power when not in use.
Serves as a shared space for PC and Mac computer files.
Fully featured FTP server to manage the transfer of files from My Cloud EX4 to a client with the following capabilities:
P2P download server
Utilize popular Peer-2-Peer services to download torrents.
Http download server
The built in HTTP download server allows you to download files directly from the web to My Cloud EX4.
Back up server
The My Cloud EX4 back up server is designed with flexibility in mind. Designate a back up to or from a connected USB drive or internal volumes.
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.