We use the 8TB WD My Cloud EX2 device to do weekly backups that are kept off site, the device is brought in once a week to the office, typically on a Thursday, to do server backups (data one directional Synchronization).
The data synchronized every week to the WD My Cloud EX2 device is between 500GB to 700GB. That is a lot of data consisting of large files and very small files and it can take up to 2 days to complete over the LAN port (1Gbps).
Can this device not be configured to connected straight to our server via USB instead ? (if this is possible, this will decrease turnaround time significantly)