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pansnak
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Registered: ‎11-21-2011

Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

when will the new firmware be out for the mybookworld so that it works again with itunes????

 

i mean how difficult can this be. about 15 seconds after itunes is updated there are n number of hackers releasing ways to resolve the issue but it is stil taking time for wm to work this out

 

seriously. someone from the company please just reply with an answer to the following multiple choice (i am making it easy for you...)

 

when will you be updating the firmware so that it is compatible:

1) this year

2) next year

3) at some point in the future, most likely when we have all travelled to a different planet

 

how would you self rate your customer and product support service

1) terrible

2) rubbish

3) i would rather by bummed by an elephant

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Frosty10
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Registered: ‎11-20-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)


mehinger wrote:

 ......

Something strange: When I look at users (Basic mode), WD_Backup (Time Machine User) seems to be diabled – there is a red cross beside it.

 

Any suggestions (besides waiting for a new Firmware update)?

 

  /Magnus



Hello Magnus

 

I think the red cross means you can delete the user. I doesn´t mean it´s disabled. However it´s still strange because my WD_Backup user doesnt have the red cross, and it was already created as a system user user when i got the MBW. Same as admin. So if you have a red cross, maybe ut´s because you created that account?

 

Frosty

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Anthi
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎09-18-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

All I want for Christmas is new firmware that will make my MBWEII actually function once again.

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mroyer
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Registered: ‎11-27-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

Like many others using Lion 10.7.2 I've just upgraded to 1.02.12... I did not update to 1.02.10 after reading all of the issues, but did it for 1.02.12 thinking that WD would have addressed all previous problems. Not so, i'm getting also the "Somthing wrong with the volume's CNID DB, using temporary CNID DB instead. Check server messages for details!"

 

1- takes very long time to "log in" via web or Finder compared to 1.02.06. Why?

2- diabled Mionet since some users have reported that it could be one of the cause

3- rebuilt the TwonkyMedia server database

 

for 2 & 3 above, I don't see why this would impact the above error message.

 

Also, I am NOT using my drive for TimeMachine...

 

Please help?

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aannddyy
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Registered: ‎12-02-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

BBBBBrandon,

 

I have same problem described above - CNIDs not working, then AFP not registered (sorry for lack of precise wording, I'm not au fait with this kind of thing).

 

Your last post said you thought you knew what the issue was - and hinted at a solution.  I can't find the solution you came up with.  Could you re-post?

 

Thanks

Andy

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Holle
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Registered: ‎12-09-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

So, this is basically it?

 

We have (again) lots and lots of pages with people posting a mix of success or failure stories. As far as I remember, many of the issues couldn't be resolved or even narrowed down to a specific source.

 

My problem is, I'm no pro with anything related to IT. Hence, I don't understand half of the "just enter this and that into the terminal"-instructions or have half a clue what's so dramatically difficult when switching from one network protocoll to another.

 

I'm just a consumer trying to use his less than a year old product (MBWII) with his less than a year old computer (iMac on Lion).

 

After what I've read here about the several firmware releases, I'm not convinced that upgrading my MBWII to 1.02.12 is actually such a good idea, because it feels like I'm risking the back-ups of our household's other Mac (still on Snow Leo) in the process.

 

Sure, these are only back-ups and as such only copies of the actual data on this computer. Still, I can't shake the impression that I shouldn't be put into a position to even have to do deal with these kinds of decisions. After all, I opted to buy a NAS instead of an USB drive, because I wanted to create a care free easy to use back-up solution.

 

To finally reach the point of posting a question: is there any chance we will get an upgrade to the firmware, which I can install without having to worry about the possible consequences? (I know there's always some kind of "residual risk". Nothing's a 110% guaranteed).

 

Or, if there isn't a sure fire way to keep the data on the drive safe, would it help to ditch the current back-ups and re-format the drive after the upgrade? Switching to a different raid mode (like no-raid mode at all)? Anything? After all's said and done, I just want to have a reliably working back-up drive. Is there any chance to get there in a mixed Lion / Snow Leo environment with the MBWII or should I just give up on that notion?

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Anthi
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎09-18-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

Clearly, the silent treatment isn't helping. At this point we must assume WD is unable to fix the MBWEII or unwilling to make it a priority. Leading up to the latest firmware, this board had WD employees actively conversing with us. Not all customers were kind due to their justified frustration, but at least we had some updates. Now, nothing.

And this problem is not just relegated to time machine or lion. The latest firmware has essentially bricked my NAS because my ps3 can't even stream from it with any dependability. This firmware has made this $200 investment virtually useless.
Maybe it is really just a chipset issue on the MBWEII. Maybe there is no solution. After all, this has lingered since lion was released!
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morphy
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎11-30-2010
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

[ Edited ]

My MBW1 white has been on for 51 days so far without a problem, but as I said in an early part of this thread and other posts the unit use to crash on long up loads from one computer but the other one was ok this has 1gb network port the other one had 100mb port now bothare the same at 1gb. I have this streaming to LG media player with no problems that includes hd video files. I do not use the back as I prefere to use usb drives for that. The two main systems are windows 7 there xp and linux on the network and everthing seems to be happy. So far it looks like a time machine/lion problem.

Ps I have tried my xbox and ps3 and both can see and play from MBW1.

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Anthi
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎09-18-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

I have windows machines on my network and a ps3 as well.
The problem is not just limited to Mac/lion at least for me.
Never had these issues prior to my upgrade to .10 an .12 firmware.
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blue1056
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Registered: ‎12-10-2011
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Re: New Firmware Version 1.02.12 for the My Book World I & II (10/19/11)

I have just updated the firmware to 01.02.12 on my MBW I network drive after experiencing continued lost connections and very slow responses.  I am still finding that it is taking an excessively long time to be able to access and login to the drive via WD Discovery software or even directly by inputing the drive's IP address into a browser.

 

I was hoping to use the drive on the local home network to backup photos from the various family cameras and phones, but find I can not rely on it being available when needed.  I'm now regretting not the money I spent towards a more expensive option.

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