A few years back, our computer at Urban Martial Arts crashed.
I wasn’t worried, because I had been backing our files up to an external hard drive. Only when I went to look at the hard drive, I realized that I’d only backed up a small portion of our files. The rest of was lost. Forever.
I don’t want you to go through this, so I was excited when WD contacted me about a new product that offers cloud storage for small business.
It’s called WD My Cloud EX2.
Now, some local businesses will need more hard drive space than others.
If you’re a print shop or a photography studio, you probably deal with hundreds of large files every day for your clients.
If you’re a bakery or a martial arts school (like us!), you probably don’t have that many client files to deal with.
BUT if you’re active in content marketing, you probably have lots of valuable photos and videos you need to store safely.
That’s where WD My Cloud EX2 comes in.
Here are five reasons your local business should consider using a private cloud storage option like WD My Cloud EX.
1. There’s no monthly cost
Cloud storage services like Dropbox are convenient, but they make you pay a monthly fee. With WD My Cloud EX, you just purchase it one time and that’s it! No monthly fees to pay, ever.
2. You get TONS of space
Dropbox Pro is the most affordable paid option they offer, but you only get 1 TB. The smallest version of WD My Cloud EX has 4TB, but you can purchase one that has a whopping 8 TB!
3. It’s faster
Loading your files to the WD My Cloud EX is much faster than uploading it to a cloud storage service like Dropbox. For local business owners like us, time is money. All those minutes you save add up!
4. It backs up wirelessly
Unlike traditional external hard drives, the WD My Cloud EX backs up your files wirelessly. That means it doesn’t have to be plugged into your computer to work, meaning fewer cables to make a mess.
5. It reduces your stress
Business owners like us have enough stress. The last thing you need to add to your list of things to worry about is backing up your files. The WD My Cloud EX gives you peace of mind, knowing that your files are safe and sound.