after reading through this forum, it seems as if the Sharespace RAID-5 is really touchy and not very reliable. So I would like you to create a thorough help page on data recovery from crashed RAID-5 array.
I assume there must be a software tool that can be used to recover the data of a crashed sharespace raid-5 array, right?
Many users have access to a "regular" PC and could hook up the 4 drives to it, boot it from a DVD and operate a data recovery tool.
So please provide the software tools (may be the image of a self-bootable DVD with linux and the preconfigured software tool) as well as detailed instructions.
This would enable your users to help themselves so they don't have to contact your support which - in return - would lower your support cost. So providing this software and information would be a win-win.
If you do not want to pay twonky company for its software update, at least start to develop an internal DLNA solution. There are some existing freeware LGPLed linux distribution in Internet: http://elinux.org/DLNA_Open_Source_Projects I think no one is asking for real time transcoding on the cpu of wd's NAS: we need just a reliable solution that works with all current file containers (mkv, avi, mp4) and possibly with most common DLNA receivers (Xbox, playstation, some new tv set)
We have two NAS devices (4 TB and 8 TB, both Raid 5) for storing data in our installation. Each device is in a separate distant location from the other and in different networks.
The second NAS serves as a backup device for the first one. We have devised a way to automate the backup process but we would be much happier if you could please consider including support for NAS to NAS backup.
This is more of a feature request than a problem. I have recently enabled IPv6 on my network and would like to enable IPv6 on my NAS, and I realize that there are no configuration options to do this right now. Even if it just was a stateless configuration client, and I was unable to manually set the IPv6 address, I would be happy.
Samba has fully supported supported IPv6 since v3.2 (link here.)
For those of you more curious about IPv6, and how to get it on your home router or PC, please visit http://www.tunnelbroker.net/ for free IPv6 connectivity. Visit their forums for help with setting it up.
The TwonkyMedia sever (v.5.1) built in to the My Book World Edition NAS drive is not allowing media streaming with a number of DNLA enabled devices. The server software sees the devices are renderers, but the devices cannot see files on the NAS drive. This is a 'feature' of v.5.1 of the server software, which is fixed in later releases of the server software (checked by downloading trial versions of the server software on my PC, and using it to share the NAS files). Without an urgent update (current version is 6.0), the ability of the My Book to act as an effective DNLA media streaming device is impaired for a number of users (though it will work with some equipment).
Details button, the little i in the bottom left, displays creation date which is referencing when that specific file was made, not when the picture was taken. The info is there in the details it's just mis directing. It's using the info of when the file was placed in its current location info. Which is useless to what the info would be used for. Cause most want to know when the photo was originally taken. Would be nice too to be able to view more details.
Hello. Since WD staff monitors the forums, I thought this might be a good place to list a suggestion for a future firmware feature so they could forward the suggestion appropriately. Many other routers have the ability to select the transmit power levels (select lists of either dbm or low/med/high). I don't see this ability in the N900. I like not transmiting beyond my premises to be kind to neighbors. If I missed the capability, please let me know.
It is obvious that the next firmware must contain the new version of Twonky Server 'cause the current version (5.1.9 i think) has lots of bugs.
My example is the very old and well-known issue with a "UPnP timeout messages" which leads to Twonky stop after 30 minutes of video streaming making simply impossible to use the device as media server. I've contacted Twonky Media support and they say it is the new version which can resolve my (and not only my) problem but there is no way to easily install it on the NAS.
My Book Live is positioning as "DLNA compliant" device, so it will be the very good idea to update the program which makes MyBook dlna compliant. Maybe the solution is to open for conventional users (not linux-professionals) the possibility to install Twonky Server from the MyBook web-interface (If it's to hard to WD to support it).
I have tried the network drive produced when you connect to your drive with the web interface. It takes a really long time to just gather the list of files when you click on a folder. Sometimes, I just want to download a single file. It would be much less taxing on network resources and quicker to provide a simple web interface to browse files and download them.