My Cloud EX2 Ultra Diskless NAS (Recertified) - £72.49 @ WD Store
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My Cloud EX2 Ultra Diskless NAS (Recertified) - £72.49 @ WD Store

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Found 23rd MarEdited by:"trakker1"
My Cloud EX2 Ultra Diskless NAS (Recertified)

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I bought one of these to give to my dad with Plex on. It's really really really not designed for Plex though. Unless the movies and tv programs are in a very specific Mp4 format and bit rate, Plex will throw a wobbly and not play them. Currently it's just a very expensive caddy for my hard drive, I could have achieved better by plugging an external hard-drive in the back of my router.
Edited by: "montblanc" 23rd Mar
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I bought one of these to give to my dad with Plex on. It's really really really not designed for Plex though. Unless the movies and tv programs are in a very specific Mp4 format and bit rate, Plex will throw a wobbly and not play them. Currently it's just a very expensive caddy for my hard drive, I could have achieved better by plugging an external hard-drive in the back of my router.
Edited by: "montblanc" 23rd Mar
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montblanc7 m ago

I bought one of these to give to my dad with Plex on. It's really really …I bought one of these to give to my dad with Plex on. It's really really really not designed for Plex though. Unless the movies and tv programs are in a very specific Mp4 format and bit rate, Plex will throw a wobbly and not play them. Currently it's just an expensive caddy for my hard drive.



I fully agree with what you are saying, if you want to store movies for Plex I would get something more powerful for sure. But if like me you have thousands of pictures and just want a cheap solution that's much better than a external hdd then these are great.
Edited by: "trakker1" 23rd Mar
I bought it from Amazon Warehouse for £90 with the little clips you can pull the drives out with missing. (Which I didn't know about and they refused to do anything about but that's not relevant to this). So this is a nice price for a recertified one.
Is this any good for CCTV ?
I'm looking to store photos / videos some files from the Laptop and have a backup. Currently using Google for photos with compression but would like a local copy too. Is something like this setup in RAID a good option? I guess have to factor in the price of drives as well. Happy to hear any suggestions.
macIII2 h, 1 m ago

Is this any good for CCTV ?


its basically a very big hard drive for storage
nothing to do with cctv at all
trakker12 h, 47 m ago

I fully agree with what you are saying, if you want to store movies for …I fully agree with what you are saying, if you want to store movies for Plex I would get something more powerful for sure. But if like me you have thousands of pictures and just want a cheap solution that's much better than a external hdd then these are great.


Bit strange, as I used this NAS since May-2016 and just last month I moved to TS-451+. I had 2x8TB WD RED Drives in RAID 1 and NAS only struggled to play XviD.AAC files but apart from that codec, everything works fine while I was on holidays or at home without any single issue. I strongly recommend this one at this price. WD have little nifty features, not complicated like QNAP but both NAS are completely different in terms of software. But for home use this NAS the best. Any question please ask, i will be more than happy.
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djt98713 m ago

its basically a very big hard drive for storage nothing to do with cctv at …its basically a very big hard drive for storage nothing to do with cctv at all



It’s not just a hard drive for storage, it’s a NAS drive. There are apps but not sure what’s available for CCTV
Isn't this just a case without any storage?? I believe you need to get NAS hard drives to put in it
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ajmal_roshan4 m ago

Isn't this just a case without any storage?? I believe you need to get NAS …Isn't this just a case without any storage?? I believe you need to get NAS hard drives to put in it



Yes this is Diskless so needs drives, WD Reds are a good option. I have stated it’s diskless like most NAS drives you populate them yourself.
trakker113 m ago

It’s not just a hard drive for storage, it’s a NAS drive. There are apps bu …It’s not just a hard drive for storage, it’s a NAS drive. There are apps but not sure what’s available for CCTV


Anything started with term Cloud under WD products you won't be able to connect to PC directly using USB, you must attached the Cloud through Ethernet cable e.g. from Sky/Virgin router to My Cloud then you can access the My Cloud from your PC under Network shortcut (on Windows 10 under File Explorer) and then you will see your My Cloud (after you initialize your my cloud very first time). Only five steps to configure the drive and I believe WD Cloud provides the simplest guide . You can use this My Cloud for daily stuff incl. CCTV and you get 2 free CCTV Licence too (but not sure you will get with Re-certified tho). Only software I will recommend you not to use on this NAS is Resilio Sync (best software for daily use) but use so much NAS RA
trakker114 m ago

It’s not just a hard drive for storage, it’s a NAS drive. There are apps bu …It’s not just a hard drive for storage, it’s a NAS drive. There are apps but not sure what’s available for CCTV


It must have an app for cctv. On wd website there is a list of compatible cameras. Some synology nas has this option.
For this price I am willing to try it. If it is good enough for me i will invest in decent HDDs. If it is not what i want it goes on ebay.
Not showing stock anymore for me.
Any comparison with the Seagate cloud drive thingy equivalent?
montblanc23rd Mar

I bought one of these to give to my dad with Plex on. It's really really …I bought one of these to give to my dad with Plex on. It's really really really not designed for Plex though. Unless the movies and tv programs are in a very specific Mp4 format and bit rate, Plex will throw a wobbly and not play them. Currently it's just a very expensive caddy for my hard drive, I could have achieved better by plugging an external hard-drive in the back of my router.


If you don't want it I will buy it of you.
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