Improve WD MyCloud performance

How to improve performance on a WD MyCloud EX2

Luis Cacho

1 minute read

I’ve just noticed that my NAS a Western Digital My Cloud EX2 is going slower, so I decided to investigate about what can I do to improve its performance.

I assume that you already configure ssh on your NAS device. If is not configured you can follow the next instructions: https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=14952

Stop Indexing Services

/etc/init.d/wdmcserver stop
/etc/init.d/wdphotodbmerger stop

To do it forever, you should create the cronjob as:

crontab -e

And add the following lines:

@reboot /bin/sh /etc/init.d/wdmcserverd stop
@reboot /bin/sh /etc/init.d/wdphotodbmerger stop