Network attached storage is one of those “must haves” in any home and every business, but if you need more space and lots of speed, some changes to WD’s two and four-bay solutions might be worth checking out.

We all have phones, tablets, and a computer or two, and so we should all have storage to back up everything we’re writing, taking photos of, listening to, watching, any anything else that is stored on these creation and consumption gadgets.

Many of us have one already, and we might be dependent on the one-drive system, the style of network attached storage or “NAS” that is self-contained and sits in its own box.

For the beginner with less than 4TB of files and with only a few computers in the home, this might be perfectly fine, but what do you do when you have bigger storage needs, and more computers and more gadgets accessing the drive?

In those situations, it might be ideal to check out a two- or four-bay solution, with these NAS systems able to accommodate up to two or four 6TB drives respectively, with either the full amount of storage available if spread out over the amount of drives, or automatic backing up, mirroring what’s on one drive to another.

Access speeds are also a little different for these, with more than one network port often included, and faster chips.

WD My Cloud EX2100

WD My Cloud EX2100

With those two features in mind, WD has announced that a few new models of its multi-bay NAS drives will be coming to market shortly, giving people with lots of data places to store it and connections to access it.