As the title of the thread asks, I am seeking a totally unbiased opinion regarding noise levels for the WD My Cloud Ex2.
The reason I ask is this. I already own a My Book Live which I would describe as almost totally silent. The only noise I ever hear from the MBL is a slight click as the drive wakes up, after that - nothing, which I love.
I went to a friends house yesterday and he’s recently purchased a DS213J Synology NAS. The drives he has put inside the NAS are two 3TB WD Red 3.5 inch HDD, the same as are found inside the Ex2.
I was suprised and shocked at how noisy the Synology is compared to the MBL. With the Synology we are back to the days of HDD crunching and churning chatter. It just reminded me of an old P4 tower computer.
I have been weighing up the pros and cons of both the DS213J and the WD-Ex2. However, after seeing and more importanly hearing the 213J in operation I really don’t think I could live with it. Now, given that the WD Ex2 uses the same drives as fitted to the Synology I could do with an honest appraisal of the noise levels for the Ex2 - anyone?