My Cloud 2 TB - Any custom firmware? HDD upgrade?

Hello guys, 

I have just bought the My Cloud 2TB drive and i have some questions about it:

  1. Is it possible to install something like a custom firmware on it, that gives more functionality ?

  2. Is it possible to install a torrent client ? 

  3. Can i change the HDD drive inside the unit, with a WD Red 2 TB drive ?

  4. How are speeds with the unit ? Is it reliable to keep data on it ?

  5. Are there any ways i can connect to it with something like an Android/IOS similar to Dropbox or bittorrentsync ?

Thank you for your time 

  1. In theory, yes…  Lots of people have written guides in this forum on how to install various other software packages.

  2. Yes

  3. Why would you?   It already has a 2TB Red drive in it now, doesn’t it?

  4. Speeds are excellent in my case – 50-60MByte/second writes with 80-100MByte/second reads.

  5. Yes, using the WD-provided apps.