WD MyCloud EX2 Giveaway



wd mycloud ex2 giveaway

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY OVER AS OF MAY 6, 2015

If you’ve read my unboxing and review of the WD MyCloud EX4100 then you’ve been waiting for this and know what this is all about. Thanks to our friends from WD, we are giving away a 4TB WD MyCloud EX2 worth $349.99 to a randomly selected JaypeeOnline reader/visitor.

The WD MyCloud EX2 is a part of the MyCloud Series line of products so it is a high-performance private cloud storage device that is ideal for home or small office use. It is powered by a 512 MB memory and 1.2 GHz processor, has two bays each preinstalled with a 2TB WD Red NAS hard drive.

Here’s a short video that highlights the different features of the WD MyCloud EX2:

COMPATIBILITY

  • Windows 8.1 or earlier, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (32 bit) SP 3 operating systems
  • Mac OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard operating systems
  • DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
  • Router with Internet connection

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Personal cloud storage
  • Ethernet cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick install guide
  • Assembly kit (included in 0TB/diskless model)

To get a chance to win a 4TB WD MyCloud EX2, all you need to do is visit the link below and check out the features of the WD MyCloud Series products then come back here to leave a comment – Share with us what feature/s you like best and also add how you’ll use the WD MyCloud EX2 if you win it.

Check out the features of the WD My Cloud Series products

For shipping purposes, this contest is only open to anyone residing or located within the 50 US states. The winner will be randomly selected using Random.org’s List Randomizer. Contest ends on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 and the name of the winner will be announced the following day, Thursday, May 7, 2015.

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this chance to win this awesome high-performance private cloud storage device from WD. Join now!

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by WD but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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61 Comments

  1. Sarah Dunlap

    May 14, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    As a small business owner, I definitely need to back up files more often. This seems like the perfect solution.

  2. angelo racanelli

    May 6, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    need to try it to see if it as good as they say

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:55 PM

      Thanks for joining. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

  3. Loran Ong

    May 6, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    As a student and a photography enthusiast it’s important to have a hard drive that is reliable. This WD hard drive provides the protection Throughout my undergraduate studies, graduate studies, and photography projects

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      Hey, glad you could join this giveaway. Yup, this is a must-have for someone like you. All the best!

  4. Alvin Gonzales

    May 6, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    The amount of data people downloads and saves these days are massive. I have a 3 TB Seagate External HD and I barely have any room left after filling it with pictures in RAW files and home videos. I like the fact that Western Digital My Cloud have a removable HD in RAID configuration ( Easy install and hot swap feature) and the easy remote accessibility from other devices are a noted plus. I think this is a solid hardware.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:43 AM

      I know, right? With the megapixels constantly increasing in cameras and mobile devices, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually run out of storage space. Especially if you keep it in RAW format like you do. Thanks for joining and all the best!

  5. Ana Guerrero

    May 5, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    The way I take pictures, you can’t ever have enough hard drives for backup! Good luck to everyone! And thanks, JP!

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM

      Yup, you can never have enough storage and backup space especially for personal and business files. You’re welcome Ana! Glad you could join this giveaway. :)

  6. Miroslaw Gugula

    May 5, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    The feature I like the most is the automatic backup of photos stored in the Android smartphone (and I guess it works the same way for iPhone) – all the files are backed up on the drive.
    When you are away shooting your photos, all your photos are copied to your home cloud: once you are back home, they are just handy and available instantly.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM

      The automatic backup currently works only for the Android version of the WD My Cloud app. Hopefully they’ll add that to the iOS version soon. Thanks for joining and all the best!

  7. Stacey B

    May 3, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    I love the large storage space, the fast processor and the fact that your files can be access by other devices. I could use this for all of our family pictures, and I work from home and have several documents I would store on it. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:39 AM

      You’re welcome and thank you for participating in this giveaway. :)

  8. Jerry Lafferty

    May 2, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    I run a dual boot system with Mac OSX Yosemite and Windows 7, The WD My Cloud supports automatic backup for mac with Time Machine and windows with WD Smartware Pro, that makes this a must have in my book. The Access anywhere feature is also another must have. I need one pretty bad.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      Sounds like a cool setup. I’ve only tried dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. I think I should try that on my old Macbook Pro. Thanks for joining and all the best!

      • Jerry Lafferty

        May 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM

        Mine is a hackintosh, running Mac OSX with an Intel i7 4790K overclocked to run at 4.8 MHz.Makes photo and video editing smooth like butter.

        • JP Habaradas

          May 7, 2015 at 9:09 PM

          Sweet! With that type of setup, I can say that you’re really into computers. :D

          Do you happen to have a blog or website?

  9. Bjørnar Berntsen

    May 2, 2015 at 4:02 AM

    As a photographer all the features that come with this design is all what a photographer wants, the speed for me to transfer files quicker that’s a plus and file backups that’s really important for me as a photographer.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Yup, photos are your livelihood so you need to keep them secure. Thanks for joining!

  10. Steven Epstein

    May 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    the ability for the whole family to back up all there files to your own cloud and also be able to share and stream content

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      Thanks for joining the giveaway. All the best!

  11. Keith W

    May 1, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    I like that it’s Western Digital — always reliable in my experience. My NAS has just died so I’d use it for pretty much all my shared storage.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 6, 2015 at 11:35 AM

      Sorry to hear that your NAS stopped working. Wish I could give each of you guys a 4TB WD MyCloud EX2. All the best!

  12. Peter Hutauruk

    April 29, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    I like the fact that you can access it wherever and from any device. At the same time, you have the options to change the privacy settings of the users sharing the WD MyCloud. A high performance and quality private cloud storage! Thanks for sharing.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 1, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      Hi Peter! Glad you could join this giveaway. Yes, the EX2 is an awesome NAS or private cloud solution which you can use not only for work but also for personal stuff. :)

  13. Sharon

    April 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    I like that it is Apple Time Machine compatible and has the free apps: My Cloud desktop app, My Cloud mobile app, and WD Photos mobile app. I’ll use it to store all the pics we all take, including my son and daughter, and to store their and my college work. Also, all of our video media.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 1, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      Yeah, the Apple Time Machine support is very useful for Mac users. Haven’t tried it yet though on my wife’s Macbook Pro. Thanks for joining the giveaway.

  14. Adelino Alarcon

    April 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    As a web designer, videographer, and photo enthusiast this device will benefit me most with its fast data transfer, multiple backups to protect my precious files and the large data storage to accommodate my photos, videos and program files.

    • JP Habaradas

      May 1, 2015 at 1:03 PM

      Nice, it looks like WD MyCloud EX2 is really something you need. All the best and thanks for joining the giveaway.

  15. Kristen

    April 28, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    I’d give this as a gift to a friend who is a filmmaker…”blazing fast” transfer speeds would really make him happy!!

    • JP Habaradas

      May 1, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      That’s so nice of you, giving it to your friend. All the best and thanks for joining this giveaway. :)

  16. Frisky Kaunang

    April 28, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Definitely a back up for my videos and movies!! Esp from my phones. Its always good to have 1 good source of a back up that will last forever. Wish me luck!! Lol

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      Hey stranger! Glad you could join this giveaway. With all those movies you have, you definitely need one of these or if you have one, then you need another one. Hehe

      All the best! :D

  17. Hunter

    April 27, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    This would be amazing for a music and video library as well as school and work documents!!

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:16 PM

      Yup, this device works well for that kind of stuff.

  18. Holly Jahangiri

    April 27, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    You know me. I like words like “unlimited.” 4TB is pretty darned close (although I remember my husband predicting that I could NEVER fill up 1TB…hah, fooled HIM!) It may even be overkill – for now. I like overkill.

    And with a new DSLR, I’m chewing through storage faster than ever. Like Rover, up there, I’d like secure backup for my photos and my writing. Picture books make for huge digital files, too.

    And it’s WD. Reliability is critical when you’re using it for all your backups.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:14 PM

      Hi Holly! Glad to see you join this giveaway. Yeah, I purposely used the word “unlimited” as a bait for you. Hehe just kidding!

      Yup, those new cameras dish out large files and you need to have a place to keep all of ’em.

  19. theresa J

    April 27, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    I love being able to stream and share music. I hate wasted hd space and the same files

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:11 PM

      Yeah, no need for each person in the house to buy the same mp3 or video. You can just upload your files and share with everyone. :D

  20. Lauren H

    April 26, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    I like the HD streaming. I would use it for saving a media

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM

      The HD streaming quality and speed is awesome. I didn’t notice any lag while testing it. Of course it helps if you have a very good Internet connection plus the location of the router is close by.

  21. Bo

    April 25, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Love it! Good luck everyone

  22. Linda Szymoniak

    April 25, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    I like that it’s fast. With three people with laptops at our house, things can get rather sluggish at times. I’d like to be able to back up my files quickly and get back to what I need to do.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      Yeah, the upload and download speeds are pretty fast on this thing even for wireless connection. Although, whenever I can I do the uploads/downloads while plugged in to the router.

  23. nicole dziedzic

    April 24, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    The features that I like best is the Multiple backup and RAID options. Would love to use this for my pictures and videos.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      The more backups you have, the better especially for personal photos and videos that capture precious moments in your life. :)

  24. Neil T

    April 24, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    For me it has to be all the apps that the MyCloud can run…that’s a lot of load removed from my PC….that’s pretty epic!

    • JP Habaradas

      April 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      Yeah, that’s another very useful feature of this device and it would benefit users who have old computers or devices that don’t have a lot of storage space and computing power like the Chromebook and Macbook Air.

  25. Steve Robillard

    April 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    I like that this comes from WD. I have had my share of hardware fail over the years (I run a small software business from my home) including 2 or 3 hard drives. But WD is the best at doing RMA Warranty Service. I have never had a problem, they send out a replacement very quickly without waiting to eval the dead one. There service and support is excellent.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 24, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      I’ve had a couple WD products before but never had an issue where I needed to deal with their warranty service. It’s good to hear that they provide service in that area. Thanks for joining the giveaway.

  26. mrniceash

    April 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    All features are great. Can be found with similar storage solutions but i think it’s getting to be today’s standards. I would definitely love to have a centralised location for all my media files. I’d like to try this too.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 24, 2015 at 6:14 PM

      Hey, good to see you back here. Having something like the EX2 to keep all your media files and being able to access it anywhere is simply awesome.

      Hope everything’s well with you and your family. :D

  27. Jim Coleman

    April 24, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    WD Red NAS drives is my favorite feature.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 24, 2015 at 6:13 PM

      Yeah, those NAS drives are awesome! :)

  28. Janelle scinta

    April 24, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    I really like that I can access my files anywhere in the house. The bf and i like to watch movies in bed but right now all my files are on my pc downstairs. This’ll take a ton of stress off of my gaming rig >. >

    • JP Habaradas

      April 24, 2015 at 6:12 PM

      Thanks for joining Janelle! Yes, one of the features I like about this device is being able to stream my videos on any mobile device as well as on my TV screen. :D

  29. Rover

    April 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    As a photographer all the features that come with this design is all what a photographer wants haha, the speed for me to transfer files quicker that’s a plus and file backups that’s really important for me as a photographer because when past client wanted from pictures from then the file is secured without me worrying about it being missing …and how I would use this well im sure you do know already haha I will use this to store all my photos I taken for my photography projects.

    • JP Habaradas

      April 24, 2015 at 6:09 PM

      Glad you could join this giveaway. Yes, as a photographer it’s very important to have backups of your photos. All the best! :)

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