WD My Cloud DL2100
2-Bay Business Series Network Attached Storage
Ultra-reliable NAS built and backed by WD.
Built from the ground up with hardware, software and storage from WD, the all new My Cloud Business Series are true all-in-one, high-performance NAS solutions designed for small businesses. The fully integrated, easy-to-deploy 2-bay systems provide the reliability, security, and scalability needed to help your small business customers succeed.
Robust data protection
- Multiple backup options: local backup, NAS to NAS, NAS to USB, USB to NAS and integrated cloud backup
- RAID 0, 1 or JBOD and spanning
- 256 AES volume encryption for advanced security
Powered by a high-performance Intel Atom™ dual-core processor delivering optimal multi-user and multi-application performance for small businesses.
My Cloud Business Series pre-configured NAS come populated with WD Red™ NAS hard drives. Ultra-reliable and purposely built for NAS systems, WD Red drives improve performance and thrive in 24x7 environments.
The My Cloud DL2100 is a high performance, centralized storage and backup device that is well suited for small business environments. It has been designed for centralizing small business storage with virtual anytime and anywhere access.
The My Cloud DL2100 is comes pre-configured for a user-friendly setup and system management. It also has an intuitive dashboard that helps guide you through the process of setting up users and shares, as well as customizing system features and monitoring storage. It also features a toolless and trayless drive bay design and drive installation, helping to simplify the hot swap process.
This NAS is powered by a 1.7 GHz Intel Atom C2350 processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The processor features a burst speed of 2.0 GHz and the built-in 1GB of DDR3 RAM, which can be upgraded to 5GB, will allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs. Network connectivity is achieved via the 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. Having 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports not only provides network redundancy in the event that one port fails, but it also provides link aggregation to help enhance network performance. In addition to the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, it also features dual power supplies, to help keep the NAS running in the event that one of the power supplies fails. This NAS also has 2 x USB 3.0 ports.
The My Cloud DL2100 features two SATA drive bays that can accommodate 3.5" drives and use NASware technology. If users opt to use WD Red drives with this NAS, NASware technology helps to further optimize WD Red drives for the NAS environment in respect to factors such as vibration compensation, optimized power usage, and data protection in the case of a power loss or disruption. However, please note that this NAS does not include any drives, leaving users the freedom to install compatible drives of their choice.
This WD NAS also features AES 256-bit encryption that helps provide additional protection for your data, and RAID 0, 1, JBOD, and spanning can be used to configure various levels of data performance or redundancy. As this NAS features a built-in processor, this means that should a user wish to take advantage of the RAID functionality, the RAID controller is integrated into the NAS and thus RAID functionality will be controlled by the NAS and its hardware, instead of being controlled by software.
The My Cloud DL2100 operates on 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and includes an Ethernet cable, as well as a power supply and cable. It is compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista, as well as Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion.
Built from the ground up with hardware, software and storage from WD, My Cloud Business Series DL2100 is a true all-in-one, high-performance NAS solution designed for small businesses. The fully integrated, easy to deploy system provides the reliability, security, and scalability needed to drive small business success.
Keep your business data in one safe, efficient place
Centralize and protect critical business data from all the PC and Mac computers in your workplace on one, easy to manage NAS solution. And with secure remote and mobile access, you can get to it anytime, from anywhere to share files with employees, partners and customers.
Performance to boost your business
Powered by a high-performance Intel Atom™ C2350 dual-core processor and 1 GB DDR3 memory, My Cloud DL2100 delivers optimal multi-user and multi-application performance your business needs to maximize productivity. Ultra-fast read and write speeds of 115 MB/s and 101 MB/s give your business the power to transfer large amounts of files simultaneously, enhancing workplace efficiency.
Gigabit Ethernet Testing environment based on Dell Optiplex 9020 (SFF) with Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM running Windows 8.1 Pro using an Intel X540-T2 10G Ethernet connection. Performance may vary based on different hardware / software configurations as well as network load during testing.
Built-in reliability your business demands
My Cloud Business Series pre-configured NAS come populated with WD Red NAS hard drives. Ultra-reliable and purposely built for NAS systems, WD Red drives improve performance and thrive in 24x7 environments.
WD's exclusive NASware™ technology further optimizes WD Red for the NAS environment. From vibration compensation, optimized power usage and protecting your data in the event of a power loss or disruption, the firmware is designed to give you improved reliability, system performance, and reduced downtime.
For My Cloud Business Series diskless NAS systems, make WD Red drives your first choice for the ultimate NAS experience.
My Cloud OS - a better way to manage your data
WD's My Cloud OS delivers a suite of tools and applications that empower you to easily take control of the data that matters to you most. The intuitive administration dashboard makes setup, managing storage and system customization effortless. Our award-winning My Cloud app allows you to securely access and share your files from anywhere with computers, tablets and smartphones. And with popular thirt-party apps available for download, you are enabled to personalize your NAS to best fit your needs.
Robust data protection to safeguard critical business data
Lost data means lost business, so My Cloud DL2100 offers comprehensive data protection options to secure your files from unexpected loss. Protect all the PC and Mac computers in your workplace using local, remote or cloud backup. Multiple RAID configurations and volume encryption add even more protection and security for all your files. And with dual NICs and dual power ports, My Cloud DL2100 keeps you connected to your data in case of network connection or power supply failure.
Capacity and performance you need today, scalable for the future
My Cloud Business Series devices are designed to keep up with your future storage and performance needs. Easily hot swap in larger drives without turning off the device, keeping your business up and running. The built-in memory expansion slot allows you to increase RAM to 5 GB for improved system performance. For even more storage and speed, My Cloud DL2100 is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports that allow you to daisy-chain to another NAS device for increased network storage capacity.
Seamless business environment integration
Integrate My Cloud Business Series NAS into your existing Active Directory for streamlined file sharing, easy data management and increased business efficiency.
Perfect fit for virtualization environments
With integrated iSCSI support, My Cloud Business Series NAS easily provide storage for virtual machines, applications and servers on your network, giving you fast access to your business data.
Automatically copy your external USB with the touch of a button
With the built-in, one-touch copy button conveniently located on the front of the system, you can automatically copy all the files you have stored on an external USB to the My Cloud DL2100, keeping all your business files in one safe, central location.
- iSCSI target and initiator
- Integrated FTP server
- Network Link aggregation and failover support
- Jumbo frame support
- UPS support (USB and network)
- Real-time resource monitor
- User management/group management
- User/group quotas
- Distributed File System (DFS)
- Microsoft Active Directory support
My Cloud OS:
My Cloud OS delivers a suite of tools and apps that empower you to easily take control of the business data that matters to you most. From setting up the device to file sharing and collaboration, My Cloud OS makes managing and using your NAS a breeze.
Seamless setup and management
The intuitive dashboard guides you through the process of setting up users and shares, customizing system features and monitoring your storage. Plus, mobile alerts keep you informed on the status of your My Cloud Business Series NAS.
Mobilize your critical business data
From anywhere in the world, you are always connected to your My Cloud Business Series NAS with the My Cloud mobile and desktop apps. The mobile app allows you to securely access your business data using smartphones and tablets, and easily share files with co-workers, partners and clients. With the desktop app for PC and Mac computers, you can easily drag and drop files, manage your content and share links to specific files or folders via email.
Customize your NAS with popular third-party apps
Free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad network. The app provides search capability for finding desired P2P files and has a full-featured P2P server/client Web UI interface.
Open source media streaming app that can be modified to suit your individual needs.
One of the leading bulletin board solutions, including powerful permission systems, private messaging, search functions, a customizable template and language system, as well as support for multiple databases.
Content Management System (CMS) that facilitates easy management of your website text, photos, videos, music and documents.
Streaming audio server that supports MP3, FLAC, WAV, Ogg, ACC, as well as transcoding. Stream to both hardware and software receivers as well as any media player capable of playing MP3 streams.
Handles the administration of MySQL via web with ability to create and drop databases; create, drop, or alter tables; delete, edit or add fields; execute any SQL statement and manage keys on fields.
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Create your own My Cloud EX2 based customized Blog that can be accessed and commented on from any internet connection.
Transmission is one of the best choices for a BitTorrent client, being both extremely lightweight and feature-packed. Transmission's interface is easy to use, yet very powerful, especially when it comes to managing bandwidth.
User management/group management
Proper data and user management is key to a successful business. With My Cloud Business Series, it is easy to grant users access to the NAS, create groups and give access to those groups, and manage the amount of storage users/groups have access to.
Microsoft Active Directory support
Take advantage of centralized account management to reduce overhead and IT spending. Add My Cloud Business Series to your Active Directory (AD) server for simplified and centralized management, as well as easy access for employees with one set of domain accounts. Employees can use a single account to access various services with ease.
Distributed File System (DFS)
Connect My Cloud Business Series NAS to a Microsoft Windows server to organize many distributed SMB file shares into a DFS for improved data availability in the event of failure or heavy workloads.
Volume virtualization using iSCSI targets
Manage storage over long distances and transfer data over LANs, WANs or the Internet by creating a Storage Area Network (SAN). My Cloud Business Series NAS allow you to create and manage iSCSI targets, similar to a local hard drive, that is accessed over a network rather than locally. The iSCSI target is protected by the underlying RAID structure of the My Cloud Business Series NAS.
Jumbo frame support
My Cloud Business Series support jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes. These large IP frames are used to increase performance over supported networks. Increases in data transfer speeds only occur if every device on your network supports jumbo frames.
Link aggregation and failover support
Combine multiple network connections to increase data transfer past a single connection and provide redundancy in the event of a failed connection. This is also known as bonding, and refers to the use of two LAN NICs present in your NAS and two cables connected to your router simultaneously, improving reliability.
My Cloud Business Series support iPv6, keeping your NAS up-to-date with the latest Internet Protocol.
UPS support (USB and network)
USB UPS: A supported UPS device that is connected to a My Cloud Business Series NAS via USB cable can detect a power loss and gracefully shut down power.
Network UPS: Network UPS devices can be used when there is a single UPS device and multiple My Cloud Business Series units. One My Cloud Business Series NAS can act as a "Network UPS server" and connect to the UPS device via USB or network (depending on the device). The network UPS server obtains UPS information and relays it to the other "client" Business Series NAS.
Real-time resource monitors
Provide up-to-date information on My Cloud Business Series resources, including CPU percentage, network utilization and RAM usage.
Virtual volumes simplify scalability by allowing you to map iSCSI targets on other network storage devices and present them as shares on your My Cloud Business Series device.
Simple Network Management Protocol, a protocol for managing devices on a network, allows My Cloud Business Series NAS to be used in a managed environment. IT administrators who need to monitor multiple network devices, including My Cloud Business Series via SNMP should download the document available.
My Cloud Expert Series provides comprehensive data protection options to secure your content from loss.
Backup that's right for you
Automatically backup all the computers on your network and get flexible restore points for file version recovery. PC users, WD SmartWare™ Pro offers options for how, when and where your files get backed up. Mac users, utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect your media and files.
Back up to integrated cloud solutions
ElephantDrive is a premium cloud-based backup, sync and sharing solution platform. With simple, fast and reliable protection for all of your important files, ElephantDrive is the perfect solution for users at any level. ElephantDrive's software runs on all personal devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, etc.) as well as natively on NAS devices, where it is the leading solution in the space.
Amazon S3 Backup and Restore feature allows you to back up data directly to your Amazon S3 account. Amazon S3 gives you peace of mind when used as an offsite backup, should anything happen to the data stored on your My Cloud EX2.
RAID 0 - Speed
RAID 0 mode provides disk striping across all drives in the RAID drive group. RAID 0 does not provide data redundancy but does provide the best performance of any RAID levels. RAID 0 breaks up data into smaller segments and stripes the data segments across each drive in the drive group.
RAID 1 - Data protection
Set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a duplicate copy. If one drive goes down your data is protected because it's duplicated.
RAID 5 - Data protection and speed (available on 4-bay NAS)
In systems with three or more drives we recommend that you set the system to RAID 5. This gives you the best of both worlds: fast performance by striping data across all drives; data protection by dedicating a quarter of each drive to fault tolerance leaving three quarters of the system capacity available for data storage.
RAID 10 or RAID 1+0 - High reliability with high performance (available on 4-bay NAS)
RAID 10 delivers very high I/O rates by striping RAID 1 (mirrored) segments. This RAID mode is good for business critical database management solutions that require maximum performance and high fault tolerance. A system set to RAID 10 yields half the total capacity of all the drives in the array.
JBOD & spanning
JBOD is the use of one or more drives not in a RAID configuration but managed as separate logical volumes. Spanning is the combination of drives in a linear fashion to create one large logical volume. The advantage of using this mode is that you can add more drive without having to reformat the system.
Set disk spin-down after as little as 10 minutes, saving runtime energy.
Use WD Quick View to wake My Cloud Business Series NAS without having to physically push a button.
Automatic power recovery
This feature automatically restarts the My Cloud Business Series NAS from an unexpected power-failure shutdown.
Scheduled power on/off
Set your own customized schedule to power on your My Cloud Business Series NAS on a daily basis to save power when not in use.
Get shared storage for PC and Mac computer files that can be accessed from other workstations that are on the same network.
The fully-featured FTP server manages server to manage the transfer of files from My Cloud Business Series to a client with the following capabilities:
- FTP bandwidth restriction (upstream/ downstream)
- IP address block (block access from undesired IP address)
- IP address block time limits
- Anonymous FTP
- Secure FTP support
- Support File eXchange Protocol (FXP)
P2P download server
Utilize popular Peer-2-Peer services to download torrents.
Http download server
The built in HTTP download server allows you to download files directly from the web to a My Cloud Business Series NAS.
Back up server
The My Cloud Business Series backup server is designed with flexibility in mind. Designate a back up to or from a connected USB drive or internal volumes.
|Hard Drive Compatibility List|
|10,000rpm drives are not supported.|
|WD||WD Red||WD20EFRX||SATA 6Gb/s||IntelliPower||2TB|
|WD||WD Red||WD30EFRX||SATA 6Gb/s||IntelliPower||3TB|
|WD||WD Red||WD40EFRX||SATA 6Gb/s||IntelliPower||4TB|
|WD||WD Red||WD50EFRX||SATA 6Gb/s||IntelliPower||5TB|
|WD||WD Red||WD60EFRX||SATA 6Gb/s||IntelliPower||6TB|
|Uninterruptible Power Supply|
|CyberPower||Smart App LCD UPS||OR500LCDRM1U|
|CyberPower||Intelligent LCD UPS||CP1500AVRLCD|
|Tripp Lite||Battery Back Up Tower AVR UPS||Smart750USB|
|Tripp Lite||Smart USB UPS||Smart550USB|
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
Photo: Figures represent the average number of photos taken with a 6 megapixel camera in high-resolution JPEG mode with an average file size of 3.5 MB per photo. The actual number of images will vary by camera model and compression setting.
Hours: The DV format, regardless of its mode (miniDV, DVCAM, DVC-Pro) has a data rate of approximately 25mb/s (mega-bits per second). In storage terms, this translates to approximately 3.5MB/s (Megabytes per second) or 13GB/hr (Gigabytes per hour)
Song: Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song. MP3 capacity is based on 128 Kbps bit rate and 11:1 audio compression ratio. Uncompressed CD quality is based on 1:1 audio compression ratio.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
|Drive Size||0 TB||4 TB||8 TB||12 TB|
|Interface||Gigabit Ethernet x 2
Power inlet (DC in) x 2
USB 3.0 expansion port x 1 rear
USB 3.0 port with direct copy x 1 front
|Drive bays||2 x 3.5 inch hard drive bays, hot swap capable, tray-less design|
|Internal Hard Drives||WD Red NAS hard drives|
|Processor||Intel Atom C2350 1.7 GHz Dual-core|
|Memory||1 GB, upgradable to 5 GB with 4GB DDR3L DIMM|
|Supported Web Browsers||
|Network File Services||
|Operating Temperature||0° C to 35° C ( 32° F to 95° F)|
|Non-Operating Temperature||-40° C to 70° C (-40° F to 158° F)|
|Height||5.82 in (147.80 mm)|
|Length||8.51 in (216.10 mm)|
|Width||4.28 in (108.60 mm)|
Drive Pull-Out View
Download the WD MyCloud Business Series Datasheet (PDF).