Wow megaheld, that looks great. Couldn’t spot anyting wrong with it. Nearly seems like it was designed to work with them from the beginning .
It’s amazing to see that it can even read the temperature, firmware version etc. from the hard drive.
I wonder if official WD updates were updating the firmware for the drives previously. I assume it won’t be possible on your configuration, since the code package wouldn’t include the firmware for the drives. However, I don’t expect to see many firmware updates for a hard drive anyway. Also it should be possible to apply them (if it really was necessary) outside of the NAS by plugging them into something else.
I also wonder if EX2100 would be able to read, evaluate and act accordingly with regards to the S.M.A.R.T. data. Right now it seems “Gut” .
I am starting to wonder if having WD drives has any benefits at all! Like pro-active failure prediction etc.
The price point for 8 TB hard drives is still too much for me, considering that I should buy at least 2 at the same time, and the technology is relatively new. I, however, will definitely have to consider them in the next years, when my 2 x 4 TB RAID 1 setup would get full, hopefully, at that time, 8 TB drives would be much more common and cheap as well .
And hey, thanks so much for the reply, and the time you spent for the screenshots ! You helped the community make a safe choice!