WD My Cloud EX4100 4-Bay Expert Series 16TB NAS Review

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Setup – Users, Services & Backup


Users

Users are the foundation to connect to the NAS and you should create at least one user more than the admin. It isn’t recommended to use the admin account all the time.

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Adding a user is real easy, just hit the add button and enter a username. Anything else is optional, but I recommend that you also set a password.

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You can also add multiple users at once by an automated process. The user names will be generated out of the prefix you provide and incremental numbers starting from where you want it to. You can also assign quotas to all the new users right away.

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You can edit all your users at any time, so no worries if you should make an error. Just fix it or add and remove rights at any time.

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User Groups

User groups make it easier to maintain a lot of users at once. Instead of having to set access rights and privileges for all users individually, you just set them to the group. Only one place to edit instead of possible hundreds.

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All you need to create a group is a name and some users to put in it, that’s all.

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You can also set quotas and edit memberships at any time.

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Shared Folders

Connecting to the NAS isn’t everything, we also want to add some shares for out files. The is a public folder default and every user will also get their own directory for personal files. Besides that you can create many more to suit just your needs, examples could be Media, TV Shows, Movies, Pictures, and Backup.

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Just hit the add button, select a volume and give it a name and optional description and it’s ready.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. System Specifications, Features & Power Consumption
  3. Setup - Initialization & Storage
  4. Setup - Users, Services & Backup
  5. Setup - There is more, Add-Ons & External Devices
  6. Mobile Impressions
  7. Testing Method
  8. HD Video Playback
  9. 2x HD Video Playback
  10. 4x HD Video Playback
  11. HD Video Record
  12. HD Playback & Record
  13. Content Creation
  14. Office Productivity
  15. File Copy to NAS
  16. File Copy from NAS
  17. Directory Copy to NAS
  18. Directory Copy from NAS
  19. Photo Album
  20. Complete Benchmark: Average Throughput
  21. Encryption
  22. Final Thoughts
  23. View All

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