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WD MyCloud EX2 Two-Bay Consumer Cloud Storage Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Workload

 

HD Video Play - 720p HD stream from Windows Media Player, 256kB reads

2HD Video Play - 2x playback

4HD Video Play - 4x playback

HD Video Record - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

File Copy From NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads

File Copy To NAS - 64kB writes

 

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In our testing, we first swapped the EX2 back to RAID 0. Here you can see the unit did quite well, topping out at 94 MB/s in all three video playback tests.

 

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RAID 1 topped out at 98 MB/s in video playback and 94 MB/s in file copy testing.

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