Western Digital My Cloud EX2 2-Bay NAS £99.98 at Dabs!
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Western Digital My Cloud EX2 2-Bay NAS £99.98 at Dabs!

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Found 10th Jun 2015
Just ordered another one of these for my parents, I paid £160 for this last year and was happy with that - great bit of kit, love the OS. Love the iPhone app as well - brilliant.

£119 at Dabs and Amazon and get £20 back from WD cashback so this one's costing them only £99!

Registration page says Ebuyer, Maplin and Scan all qualify as well.

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As good as the Synology 215? Can anyone say which would be the best first NAS?

These now work with plex if that helps someone

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PaulG1970

As good as the Synology 215? Can anyone say which would be the best first … As good as the Synology 215? Can anyone say which would be the best first NAS?



Depends on how techie you are. One of my friends has the 215J and he loves it, I have to admit it's very good as well although doesn't feel as solid as my EX2.

It's a bit full-on for me though and probably more technical than I need it to be and it wouldn't be my first NAS to answer your question. Wouldn't dream of giving it to the oldies as their first NAS, would be sent back pretty quickly.

Just seen it on Amazon at £135 so it's a fair bit extra as well after the cashback.

Lol explain how this gets hot when mine went cold.

hotukdeals.com/dea…900

Plus amazon is £118.42 so £98.42 after cashback


Edited by: "5nowman" 10th Jun 2015

PaulG1970

As good as the Synology 215? Can anyone say which would be the best first … As good as the Synology 215? Can anyone say which would be the best first NAS?


I've got a 215j, it's my first NAS and I'm delighted with it, I work in IT though thus it's fine for me (it'd also be fine for those who are keen on IT etc). If you're not IT minded then it's really not the product for you, I don't think I could give it to anyone else in my family and have them understand it all.

Heat added to this one. Good price too

Scorpion

I've got a 215j, it's my first NAS and I'm delighted with it, I work in … I've got a 215j, it's my first NAS and I'm delighted with it, I work in IT though thus it's fine for me (it'd also be fine for those who are keen on IT etc). If you're not IT minded then it's really not the product for you, I don't think I could give it to anyone else in my family and have them understand it all.



Same scenario but I own the 214play, family & friends are seriously locked down on it. They would wreck it in seconds.

I use the EX2 and it is a solid NAS. Having Plex now makes it even better. The fact that Synology use WD drives in them means I'd rather get everything from the one brand.

I know i think this right but best to use WD drives with this machine if so what is top size can add

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Rickster23

I know i think this right but best to use WD drives with this machine if … I know i think this right but best to use WD drives with this machine if so what is top size can add


I've got 12TB in mine 2x 6TB WD Red drives

I've now had 4 of the WD NAS EX2's. Wouldn't go near them again. All sorts of problems from permissions, lack of user control to say the least and total LACK of support from WD customer Service or Tech Support. Also random speed issues that I just don't get with the Synology. (Just googling public folder shows how many people have a problem with WD's big brother esque approach to controlling what you can and can't do).

I now have one of the Synology DS215J's and It's streets ahead of WD. I'm not that techie and i find it so much easier to control and setup. WD could sell these bays for 50p and I still wouldn't touch it.



Edited by: "iconcreative" 11th Jun 2015
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