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I bought this in the 12TB option. I use it specifically for Plex. It works great as a fileserver, but absolutely cannot transcode, and there is no option to disable transcoding.
Purchase this if your player devices (I use my Samsung SmartTV and/or an Xbox One) can support the containers and formats of your media nati… see more
I bought this in the 12TB option. I use it specifically for Plex. It works great as a fileserver, but absolutely cannot transcode, and there is no option to disable transcoding.
Purchase this if your player devices (I use my Samsung SmartTV and/or an Xbox One) can support the containers and formats of your media natively. For example, when backing up my library, I had to rip to MKV and then pull out the PGS subtitles and convert them to SRT if I wanted subtitles, because none of my devices support the PGS format. Thankfully, everything is compatible with standard DVD and Blu-ray video stream formats, and they pass audio straight through to the receiver... but mileage may vary, and you may have to convert your library to a format your player understands.
Most NAS devices are similarly incapable of transcoding, so this is not really a black mark on the EX2 so much as a warning to make sure you're prepared for ownership. If you want transcoding, you need to look into media server hardware, not a NAS. see less
I bought this in the 12TB option. I use it specifically for Plex. It works great as a fileserver, but absolutely cannot transcode, and there is no option to disable transcoding.
Purchase this if your player devices (I use my Samsung SmartTV and/or an Xbox One) can support the containers and formats of your media natively. For example, when backing up my library, I had to rip to MKV and then pull out the PGS subtitles and convert them to SRT if I wanted subtitles, because none of my devices support the PGS format. Thankfully, everything is compatible with standard DVD and Blu-ray video stream formats, and they pass audio straight through to the receiver... but mileage may vary, and you may have to convert your library to a format your player understands.
Most NAS devices are similarly incapable of transcoding, so this is not really a black mark on the EX2 so much as a warning to make sure you're prepared for ownership. If you want transcoding, you need to look into media server hardware, not a NAS.

anon
· March 21, 2016
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No you cannot. The usb ports are for additional usb storage and transferring to and from the EX4100. You cannot connect it directly to your computer.
mr2686
· November 24, 2015
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Its running Linux, and its using EXT4 for internal storage, a common native Linux disk format, so it really doesn't need to be defragmented. Linux allocates data differently than Windows does, in contiguous blocks, and so its not nearly as prone to fragmentation as a result. Why Microsoft has never addressed this issue… see more Its running Linux, and its using EXT4 for internal storage, a common native Linux disk format, so it really doesn't need to be defragmented. Linux allocates data differently than Windows does, in contiguous blocks, and so its not nearly as prone to fragmentation as a result. Why Microsoft has never addressed this issue, as nearly every other operating system and file system format has, is anyone's guess. But defragging isn't really anything you need to worry about with EXT4. see less Its running Linux, and its using EXT4 for internal storage, a common native Linux disk format, so it really doesn't need to be defragmented. Linux allocates data differently than Windows does, in contiguous blocks, and so its not nearly as prone to fragmentation as a result. Why Microsoft has never addressed this issue, as nearly every other operating system and file system format has, is anyone's guess. But defragging isn't really anything you need to worry about with EXT4.
Nunyo Biznez
· December 4, 2017
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With RAID 1 (2 disks mandatory) storage capacity will be halved because one disk will be used for redundancy.
PS
· July 4, 2016
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Yes. A long story short, my WD My Cloud Mirror suffered a "blown out" ethernet port due to a lightening strike. I purchased the EX2 Ultra (diskless) and placed my old WD Red drives, that were in the My Cloud Mirror, and it worked flawlessly. It didn't skip a beat. I was up and running like nothing happened. I was … see more Yes. A long story short, my WD My Cloud Mirror suffered a "blown out" ethernet port due to a lightening strike. I purchased the EX2 Ultra (diskless) and placed my old WD Red drives, that were in the My Cloud Mirror, and it worked flawlessly. It didn't skip a beat. I was up and running like nothing happened. I was so relieved that the content on the drives were unaffected! see less Yes. A long story short, my WD My Cloud Mirror suffered a "blown out" ethernet port due to a lightening strike. I purchased the EX2 Ultra (diskless) and placed my old WD Red drives, that were in the My Cloud Mirror, and it worked flawlessly. It didn't skip a beat. I was up and running like nothing happened. I was so relieved that the content on the drives were unaffected!
Lefty C
· September 23, 2019
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With the WD my cloud you can access your files anywhere you can access the web
rjnc
· March 27, 2017
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Yes.
homealone
· June 4, 2017
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Yes, the red pro drives are supported
Amazon Customer
· February 26, 2016
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This is not a USB Hub.
It requires at least one drive to install the software and the installation will format it and so any information on it will be lost.

Julian Murguia
· May 26, 2017
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I don’t think you can.
Friar Tuck
· December 23, 2017