Product Comparison: Western Digital PR2100 vs Western Digital PR4100


General Specifications
Brand
Western Digital
Western Digital
Model
PR2100
PR4100
Origin
China
China
About the Product
With space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection.
With a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Pentium N3710 processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM, and built-in video transcoding, you get a multi-purpose media server with the power to stream in HD, capacity to store all your raw files and sharing capabilities to collaborate with ease.
Key Specs
Hard Drive Capacity
16 TB
16 TB
Number Of Slots
2 -bay
4 -bay
Storage Drive Type
3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s
3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Western Digital PR2100 Professional Series 2-Bay 16TB Network Attached Storage
  • This drive is serving as a media drive with personal video, pictures and music and 1000 movies. Great capacity!
  • Just works, easy set up. Has 2 slots and large capacity.
  • This NAS is easy to use. Nice for video or movies, big max memory size.
  • Good personal cloud drive. Capacity of this device is large.
  • Fabulous. Simple setup. I purchased this for Plex. Great slots and capacity for home.
Western Digital PR4100 Professional Series 4-Bay 16TB Network Attached Storage
  • Drives have worked without complaint so far this past 6 months.
  • I use 4x8TB WD Red drives. Great capacity.
  • I got my NAS with (4) 8TB Western Digital REDS Drives and use it for my PLEX Server. Would recommend.
  • Works great to copy external drives of any capacity without tying up resources on my laptop.
  • The device itself, the drives, local area connection, speed, storage, all fine.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
8.51 in.
9.13 in.
Width
4.28 in.
6.69 in.
Depth
5.82 in.
7.56 in.
Weight
7.67 lbs.
13.6 lbs.
Features
CPU
Intel Pentium N3710
Intel Pentium N3710
RAM
4 GB
4 GB
RAID Support
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Single
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, JBOD, Single
Extras
Storage to organise everything, Edit and save from anywhere, Stream anything, Data protection your way, Adobe Creative Cloud Connected, Simple to setup, easy to use
Storage to organise everything, Edit and save from anywhere, Stream anything, Data protection your way, Adobe Creative Cloud Connected, Simple to setup, easy to use
Included Software
abFiles, Acronis, aMule, Anti-Virus Essentials, Dropbox, ElephantDrive, FortressSecure, GoodSync, Icecast, Joomla!, phpBB, phpMyAdmin, Plex Media Server, QuikFynd, SqueezeCenter, WordPress, Z-Wave
Apple Time Machine, Dropbox, DLNA Media Server, Joomla!, phpMyAdmin, WordPress, Acronis, phpBB, SqueezeCenter, Z-Wave, QuikFynd
What customers say about "Features"
Western Digital PR2100 Professional Series 2-Bay 16TB Network Attached Storage
  • Fast uploading, downloading, file transfers and access.
  • I have two 4TB WD Red 5400 rpm drives arranged in a 0 RAID array.
  • Download the app on your mobile device and access anywhere.
  • Fast transfer rate like local hard drive within intranet. Very stable. Easy setting.
  • Adding shares, users, and mapping drives also went smoothly. Copying files over was pretty fast.
Western Digital PR4100 Professional Series 4-Bay 16TB Network Attached Storage
  • Configured as Raid 5 – once the disk system builds it is very fast.
  • The unit was populated with 3 4TB drives and set up as Raid 5. Setup was straight forward and easy.
  • I put it all together, I put it in RAID 10. Plex server is up and running like a charm!
  • This is professional grade NAS, 4 disk drive, it supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD and spanning configurations.
  • With a Raid 1 set up, there is little risk that I will loose all the data.
Interfaces
LAN Speed
1000 Mbps
1000 Mbps
Number of LAN
2
2
Number of USB
2
3
eSATA
No
No
HDMI
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Western Digital PR2100 Professional Series 2-Bay 16TB Network Attached Storage
  • Transfer speed through Ethernet is good, with speeds nearing 100 Mbs for many transfers.
  • Well constructed, fast, quiet, and built using "RED" drives.
  • No issues with setup, it's fast and has a bunch of different apps available. Great LAN speed of this one.
  • Not enough outputs for comfortable use.
  • Backups are not fast. Hopefully the transfer speeds will improve.
Western Digital PR4100 Professional Series 4-Bay 16TB Network Attached Storage
  • The USB copy port on the front panel is very convenient and works great to copy external drives of any capacity.
  • Managing the device content within the LAN is fine. It can also be managed via WAN connection using myCloud.
  • The WD app is easy to use, fast, and stable. Great connectivity.
  • If you plug a USB 3.0 Drive in, the NAS locks up and crashes.
  • I thought it was weird that when I opened the box the LAN cable was not there.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
829.99 $
999.99 $


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