Upgrading from a WD My Cloud

Should I upgrade from a WD My Cloud to a WD My Cloud EX2 or more?

I currently have a My cloud 2TB single drive personal, and I am wanting to move up to a mirror or raid unit, as it is 3 to 4 years old now. I have a lot of photos and video’s I want keep save off of the main desktop hard drive, plus my daughters stuff enough said:). I have looked at the synology video’s you have which a very well done, and enjoy watching your reviews. I wondering if now is the time to buy the MyCloud EX2 Ultra, or will WD be coming out with a newer model soon, I see the reviews go back to June 2016. any advice would be greatly received.

8 TB To 16TB thinking of the future

Sean, U.S.A

There is in fact a new version of the WD My Cloud series and it was released a short time ago. The WD My Cloud Home is a vastly improved unit in terms of hardware and software support than the device you have, as well as arriving at a better price point. It is a successor to the WD My Cloud  EX 2 and I would certainly recommend it over it. Here it is below:

WD My Cloud Home
8TB Data
1-Bay NAS
1GB RAM
Realtek RTD1295PB-CG
1.4Ghz A53 Quad Core
 2yr Warranty

Or the TWO Bay Version

WD My Cloud Home
16TB Data
2-Bay NAS
1GB RAM
Realtek RTD1295PB-CG
1.4Ghz A53 Quad Core
2yr Warranty

However I would overall recommend a Synology NAS if you want a better control and utility of your data. Synology NAS has several fantastic apps for media, docs and more. If you are open to the idea, check out the demo of Synology DSM here for you to try:

How to Install Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, What is Synology Moment and Synology Drive?

Still with me? Below is the Synology NAS I recommend for you. The Synology DS218play:

Synology DS218play
2-Bay NAS
1GB RAM
Realtek RTD1296
64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
2yr Warranty

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