The My Cloud lineup from WD has evolved over the years, starting with personal storage in the My Cloud home and Mirror to the power user platform in My Cloud Expert EX2 and EX4100. The highest end of this portfolio includes two models, the PR2100 and PR4100 with each having several capacity options.
Turn-Key platforms are gaining popularity for both home and small businesses as the potential cost savings of building your own has dwindled over the years thanks to new technology. The My Cloud platform looks to emphasize this by offering a range of capacity options within each model allowing consumers to buy in to the platform at a low-cost relative to their budget.
The PR4100 is a four-bay NAS built on the Intel Braswell platform. This model takes advantage of the Quad-Core N3710 operating at 1.6GHz. WD fails to mention the memory specs of this lineup but do mention its aimed at UHD and Full HD media streaming with hardware transcoding capability.
RAID modes supported include 0,1,5,10 and JBOD while connectivity is offered via 2x gigabit Ethernet ports. In addition to that WD has outfitted the PR4100 with three USB 3.0 ports, the front mounted capable of one-touch copy, we also have redundant power via two barrel connections on the back. The internal drives are 10TB WD Red units, model number WD100EFAX.
Current MSRP comes in at $2199.99 for the 40TB model in house for review. They also offer a diskless solution for $499.99, 8TB at $799.99, 16TB at $1099, 24TB at $1399 and 32TB at $1649. Each model comes with a two-year warranty.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
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