Advanced Backup

My Cloud EX4 provides multiple options to secure your data from loss.


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.

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Amazon S3

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 EX4.

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Back up, your way

Protect your data with remote backup to another My Cloud EX4, integrated cloud backup or local LAN/WAN backup. PC users, WD SmartWare Pro offers options for how, when and where you back up your files for up to ten computers. Mac users, utilize all the features of Apple Time Machine backup software to protect your data.

My Cloud EX4 comes complete with business-ready features for your office.

User management/group management

Give users access to My Cloud EX4. Easily create groups and give individual access to those groups.

User/group quotas

Manage the amount of storage users/groups have access to.

Microsoft Active Directory support (2003/2008/2012)

Take advantage of centralized account management to reduce overhead and IT spending. Add My Cloud EX4 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 EX4 to a Microsoft server using DFS SMB file shares.

Disk spin-down

Set disk spin-down after as little as 10 minutes, saving runtime energy.



Use WD Quick View to wake My Cloud EX4 without having to physically push a button.

Automatic power recovery

This feature automatically restarts the My Cloud EX4 from an unexpected power-failure shutdown.

Scheduled power on/off

Set your own customized schedule to power on your My Cloud EX4 on a daily basis to save power when not in use.

File server

Serves as a shared space for PC and Mac computer files.

FTP server

Fully featured FTP server to manage the transfer of files from My Cloud EX4 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)

Back up server

The My Cloud EX4 back up server is designed with flexibility in mind. Designate a back up to or from a connected USB drive or internal volumes.

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 My Cloud EX4.