Western Digital My Cloud EX4 USB3
The WD My Cloud EX4 offers data redundancy.
Windows Server integration, and an excellent set of personal cloud features.
It's also affordable and very easy to use.
Strong feature set.
Ten PC client backup licenses.
Power and ethernet failover.
DLNA server and iTunes support.
The server's write speed is disappointing.
The mobile app supports a limited number of file formats, there's no search function, and it won't allow you to sort by content type.
Very slow read/write performance.
No provision for folder syncing.
No locks on drive trays.
By eTeknix on March 04, 2014
Many people today are demanding more and more from their storage systems and for a select group of users (such as myself), having the ability to get access to files whilst on the go is – in some cases – a necessity. As we know, there are...-
By Expert Reviews on February 23, 2014
Great interface and good value storage, but sluggish transfer speeds let this NAS...60
By PC Mag on February 20, 2014
Western Digital's My Cloud EX4 is a good introductory NAS for small offices, offering very good drive and data recovery, easy remote access, and basic business NAS features. It is not, however, ideal for larger SMBs or those requiring very...70
By TechRadar on February 05, 2014
WD's My Cloud EX5 certainly has the foundations of a decent and solid NAS system, and it's ruggedly designed and well thought-through. As an (expensive) introduction to NAS it's perfect, and more casual users will find it easy to setup and...-
By StorageReview on January 10, 2014
The WD My Cloud EX4 is a solid, attractive, and easy-to-use NAS solution for homes and small offices, providing all the consumer-level bells and whistles of a larger media center unit while maintaining a modest price point.-
By Good Gear Guide on January 10, 2014
WD's My Cloud drive is an easy drive to use when you want to store and share data on a home network. It's also meant to be easy to use when you want to access your data over the Internet. Depending on your home network, that last part might be a...75
By tbreak.ae on December 31, 2013
At the end of the day, the My Cloud is actually a pretty decent device to have on your network. Not only does it offer a large chunk of storage space for a fraction of the cost, it also cleverly provides you access to your files on the go through its...86
By TrustedReviews on December 18, 2013
The My Cloud EX4 isn't the multi-bay version of the My Cloud we expected. The intuitive software and setup remain, but its departure in design is unfortunate as are its poor write speeds, noisy operation and non-expandable storage.60
By Wired on December 04, 2013
It's almost impossible these days not to create digital “baggage.” You start by backing up your PC's data. Then the rest of your devices need more storage space — from backups to storing secondary media libraries, offloading photos, and more. If...80
By Techworld on November 20, 2013
Because performance takes a backseat to features in this unit, I'll cover that aspect of the My Cloud EX4 later. The EX4 offers all of the user-friendly features of the original My Cloud, packed in a metal four-bay enclosure that boasts a number of...-