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WD My Cloud EX4 review: Four-bay NAS wins on features, not speed

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  • Western Digital My Cloud EX4
    3.5/5
    $549.00 (When Rated) via Buydig.com
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    The My Cloud EX4 has all the features you want in a four-bay NAS and is priced right, provided that you accept its performance deficiencies.

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At a Glance

The My Cloud EX4 has all the features you want in a four-bay NAS and is priced right, provided that you accept its performance deficiencies.

Price when rated: $800 (including four 2TB Red drives)
Lowest price: $549.00 via Buydig.com
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Pros

  • Strong feature set
  • Ten PC client backup licenses
  • Power and ethernet failover
  • DLNA server and iTunes support

Cons

  • Very slow read/write performance
  • No provision for folder syncing
  • No locks on drive trays
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