can you use a blue wd drive in the my cloud ex2 ultra?
Please be informed that we cannot use the blue wd drive with My Cloud ex2 ultra.
For more information, please contact the WD Technical Support team for best assistance and troubleshooting:
You technically CAN use a WD Blue drive;
BUT, by nature the Blue drives are intended for use in a PC which is not running 24/7/365 like a NAS. The WD “Red” series is intended for heavy duty NAS use. The blue drive would likely wear out sooner than you would like.
(Use Red Plus or Red Pro drives; not plain red: Google “WD Red SMR” for background)