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

At a Glance
  • Western Digital My Cloud EX4

    PCWorld Rating

    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.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    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.

    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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