The My Cloud PR2100 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from WD features two bays that can house your 3.5″ drives as well as a video transcoding engine, which tailors the video quality to the device. The My Cloud PR2100 provides you with a variety of downloadable apps to create a streaming HD media server with Plex, edit and share content with cloud services, and set up a surveillance system with Milestone Arcus. WD has armed this enclosure with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Intel Pentium N3710 processor along with 4GB of DDR3L RAM to manage your data and configure your drives in a RAID 0, 1, or JBOD array.
This NAS enclosure is outfitted with two Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual power ports to provide continuous access to your files, photos, and other content. Other notable ports included with the My Cloud PR2100 are two USB 3.0 ports that allow you to share devices or back up to external storage drives. Aside from ports, it comes with SmartWare Pro software and supports Time Machine for a quick and effective solution to create a continuous, automatic backup system. Furthermore, password protection and AES 256-bit volume encryption are on board to protect sensitive files.
Maureen Grant (verified owner) –
Upgraded from older MyCloud Mirror. Upgrade was very easy. Removed drives from old NAS, put in new NAS in same order, then powered up. Very easy process. Hardest part was finding directions on how to do this on WD Help.
Saige Rogahn (verified owner) –
Perfect little home NAS. Quiet, redundant ethernet, includes Acronis (if you’re a fan) and does it’s job.
Tressa Kuhlman (verified owner) –
Did it only support 14 TB x 2 or you are just selling with that configuration? Can i add storage larger than that?
Joanny Herman (verified owner) –
Works just as expected. I use with 2 Red Plus Drives and is very fast. Upload and download speeds at around 110MB/s on big size files, around 30MB/s on small files. Works flawlessly with Mac OS and Time Machine backups. Fan is silent and I do not hear it running, the only noise is when hard drives are in use. The OS for the NAS works well and is snappy. Powder coated metal case looks nice and gives it a great build quality. I highly recommend.
Bridgette Windler (verified owner) –
As long as you have basic computer skills and some common sense. you will like this product. I have had it installed for about 9 months now. NO ISSUES AT ALL. I am an over the road truck driver and have a lot of business doc’s I need to store and access when I’m on the road. I have a short cut to my 2100 on my desktop, one click and I’m looking at all my files stored in a safe place at home. It’s WD so it has to be good! My first computer was Windows 3.1 machine.
Sonny Feeney (verified owner) –
WD has generally been a great hardware platform with solid HDD performance for decades. But, NAS requires software. WD have never been able to deliver reliable software or even software designed to meet bare expectations above the level of a home user. WD’s development teams don’t seem to comprehend why or even what that software should do. The PR series is a “professional” level family of products that barely meets that designation. It’s a semi-professional player wrapped in nursery school software. My latest PR2100 purchase was due to complete lack of trust in OS5, the mandatory NAS OS upgrade required because WD had failed so badly on security of the prior OS3 version (with customers uninformed and none the wiser.) It offered no rollback capability and no reasonable data recovery option in the event of a failed major OS. That and the ignorant efforts leading to the necessity of OS5 are inexcusable any way you slice them. Making yet another unfortunate purchase seemed my only way to proactively address WD’s total disrespect of customer data. I would have a blank slate for the upgrade and could later migrate from the old NAS. While awaiting the new NAS I found a less expensive alternative to offload a disaster recovery copy. The new NAS was returned unopened for refund. Sadly, OS5 is an embarrassing and childish bit of work that has severely damaged WD’s image. It’s clear that WD leadership and development teams are clueless and far from any reasonable quality metrics and best practices. It’s simply unfathomable how WD can allow this to continue.
Madie Berge (verified owner) –
work very well as a NAS Server, very easy to setup
Verla Schoen (verified owner) –
The setup was not as easy as the minimal documentation that came with it suggested it would be. And the availability of technical support, when you are confounded by a setup or other issue, is not what it should be. But after futzing off and on over a couple of days, I now have all setup as I hoped. And so now my PR2100 sits (very) quietly in a corner and my and my parter’s Macs are backed up, wirelessly, in the background, to a device that so far I feel confident I can rely upon (including with Raid 1 redundancy).