Why Your Local Business Needs Private Cloud Storage

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.

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.

WD My Cloud EX2.

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.

WD My Cloud EX

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WD My Cloud EX2 Specifications include:

Capacity

• MAP is $199.99 USD for the diskless My Cloud EX2, $369.99 USD for 4 TB, $469.99 USD for 6 TB and $569.99 USD for 8 TB.

Compatibility

• Windows 8.1 or earlier, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (32 bit) SP 3 operating systems
• Mac OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard operating systems
• DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
• Router with Internet connection

Package Includes

• Private cloud storage
• Ethernet cable
• AC adapter
• Quick install guide
• Assembly kit (included in 0 TB/diskless model)

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Comments

  1. Nice – thanks so much for posting about this. I have a Drobo which is similar but costs at least $350 more for the unit alone. This is a great value. This reminded me that we need to put some money into backing up our current files. Since I’m super busy and constantly mobile, I think that a service like Dropbox will be the best option. Thanks for the reminder, Carmen!

  2. How is this different from a simple external drive? I have Vista system and may need replacement soon. Will the system continue working with another MS system or even Apple/Mac? What does 0 TB translate to? What about maintenance?

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