Add 8TB of USB 3.0 and Ethernet storage to your Windows or Mac system with the WD My Cloud Expert Series 8TB EX4100 4-Bay NAS Server (4 x 2 TB) from WD. The My Cloud EX4100 is a high performance and high capacity NAS server for SOHO and home users that is well suited for centralizing media and files in one location, accessing and sharing photos, videos, and files from virtually anywhere with computers, smartphones, and tablets, HD media streaming to Smart TV’s, gaming consoles, and media players, comprehensive backup solutions, and more. It features upload speeds of up to 115 MB/s and download speeds of up to 107 MB/s.
The My Cloud EX4100 is pre-configured for a user-friendly setup and system management. It also has an intuitive dashboard that helps guide you through the process of setting up users and shares, as well as customizing system features and monitoring storage. It also features a toolless and trayless drive bay design and drive installation, helping to simplify the hot swap process.
This NAS is powered by a 1.6 GHz Marvell ARMADA 388 Dual-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 2GB of DDR3 RAM will allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs, and network connectivity is achieved via the 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. Having 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports not only provides network redundancy in the event that one port fails, but it also provides link aggregation to help enhance network performance and provide an enhanced HD media streaming experience. This NAS also has 3 x USB 3.0 ports.
The My Cloud EX4100 features four SATA drive bays that can accommodate the included 2 x 4TB 3.5″ WD Red drives. The included WD Red drives are built with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface and 5400 rpm rotational speed. They are also designed for 24/7 NAS environments and use NASware technology. NASware technology helps to further optimize WD Red drives for the NAS environment in respect to factors such as vibration compensation, optimized power usage, and data protection in the case of a power loss or disruption.
This WD NAS also features AES 256-bit encryption that helps provide additional protection for your data, and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD, and spanning can be used to configure various levels of data performance or redundancy. As this NAS features a built-in processor, this means that should a user wish to take advantage of the RAID functionality, the RAID controller is integrated into the NAS and thus RAID functionality will be controlled by the NAS and its hardware, instead of being controlled by software.
The My Cloud EX4100 operates on 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and includes an Ethernet cable and a power cord. It is compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista, as well as macOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion.
Faster Speed, Better Streaming
A powerful 1.6 GHz Marvell ARMADA 388 Dual-Core processor and 2GB of DDR3 memory help drive fast transfer speeds of 114 MB/s upload and 108 MB/s download for efficient media streaming.
Access From Anywhere
Save, access, and stream your content anywhere you have a network connection with the My Cloud mobile app or My Cloud web interface.
Robust Data Protection
Multiple RAID and backup options, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, hot spare, JBOD, and SPAN help to protect all your valuable media, photos, and important files.
Powered By My Cloud OS 3
WD’s My Cloud OS 3 comes with a variety of tools and apps to give you complete control of your media. Create a custom folder to share your favorite content. Automatically sync your data between all your computers, so you know your content is always up-to-date. And easily transfer content between your NAS and a supported cloud service like Dropbox, or Google Drive.
Centralize, Organize, and Stream With Plex
The Plex Media Server keeps all your photos, videos, and music organized and prepared for streaming to your PC, mobile device, game console, or other certified media player. Enrich your media with plot summaries, posters, and album covers, and enjoy it from home or on the go.
Simplified File and Folder Sharing
Easily customize how you share by using public or private links. With a public link, you can share your content so anyone can see it. Using a private link, you can grant a user limited or full access and securely collaborate with anyone.
Up And Running In Minutes
My Cloud EX4100 comes pre-configured to get you set up and on your way without any hassle. The intuitive dashboard guides you through the process of setting up users and shares, customizing system features, and monitoring your storage. And with a tool-less and tray-less drive bay design, drive installation and hot swap is effortless.
Sync Your Content
With WD Sync, you can automatically synchronize your media and files across your computers and your My Cloud device, so you can be confident your content is up to date and accessible with your devices.
Auto Backup For Your Computers
With WD SmartWare Pro backup software, you can customize when and where the content on the PCs on your network is saved, while Mac users have full access to Apple Time Machine for personalized backup. You can even automatically back up your data to a separate My Cloud NAS device, or any supported cloud service.
Third-Party App Support
My Cloud EX4100 supports a full suite of popular applications for a personalized experience. Using apps like Plex, Dropbox, WordPress, and more, you can customize your NAS for your own specific needs.
Featuring Reliable WD Red NAS Drives
The My Cloud EX4100 comes pre-configured with WD Red hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems to provide improved performance within 24×7 environments. The My Cloud EX4100 is also available in a diskless version, so you can create a custom NAS with compatible hard drives.
Equipped with 256-bit AES volume encryption, it helps to secure your stored files across your entire network. Whether you’re using a PC or a Mac, your content is protected.
Multiple RAID Options
With the RAID settings of the My Cloud EX4100, you can customize your system with the configuration that’s best for you. Use RAID 0 for enhanced performance, RAID 1 for mirrored data protection, or a JBOD / spanning structure for non-RAID configurations.
Third-Party App Support
The My Cloud EX4100 supports a full suite of popular applications for a personalized experience. Using apps like Plex, Dropbox, WordPress and more, you can customize your NAS for your own specific needs.