Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:15

WD My Cloud Pro NAS with Plex


Creative and media aficionados will enjoy using a NAS server with built-in Plex media server support.

WD has released its new My Cloud Pro NAS series – a two bay and a four bay for up to 16 and 32TB respectively.

These feature a hardware accelerated video processor. Its powerful transcoding capabilities mean the My Cloud Pro Series NAS can ingest, edit, store and stream content to and from popular formats, including 4K video. The robust, integrated application suite includes compatibility with Plex Media Server for storing and optimising media libraries and compatibility with Adobe’s Creative Cloud for editing and finalising them.

My Cloud NAS devices have become popular for small to medium enterprise. The Pro series will appeal to creative professionals and media collectors.

“Portability, reliability, capacity, speed and interoperability are crucial for creative professionals, whose very livelihoods rely on the strength of the technology they use to store their life’s work,” said Sven Rathjen, vice-president of marketing for content solutions at WD. “We created the WD Pro Series as a comprehensive, feature-rich storage solution designed to fit into their workflow, regardless of where the work happens, so storage, transfer, back-up, editing and even streaming options are readily available.”

Specifications. Where different, the four-bay PR4100 will be shown in [square] brackets

  • Two Bay [four bay] hot swappable drives for RAID 0,1, JBOD and Spanning [10]
  • Maximum capacity: 16[32] TB
  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3710 1.6GHz quad-core
  • 4GB DDR3 [expandable to 16GB]
  • Display: none [LCD]
  • Hardware transcoding with Plex. Supports 2 x 4K and 4 x HD streams
  • 2 x Gigabit NICs, iPv4, and iPv6
  • 2 x Power ports (redundancy)
  • 2 x USB 3.0 [3] with one touch copy port
  • DLNA 1.5 and UPnP certified
  • My Cloud mobile app and web access
  • PC backup via WD SmartWare Pro and macOS via Apple Time Machine
  • Active Directory support, File server, FTP server, P2P download server



My Cloud Pro Series NAS

Part Number   Capacity  RRP AUD Availability AU 
2 Bay PR2100 0TB  $849.99 TBC
2 Bay PR2100  4TB $1249.99 1 August
2 Bay PR2100 8TB $1449.99 1 August    
2 Bay PR2100 12TB  $1649.99 1 August
2 Bay PR2100 16TB  $1899.99 TBC
4 Bay PR4100 0TB $1099.99 TBC
4 Bay PR4100 8TB  $1799.99 1 August 
4 Bay PR4100  16TB $2499.99 1 August 
4 Bay PR4100  24TB  $2999.99   1 August
4 Bay PR4100  32TB $3499.99 1 August  

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