Ya… it’s odd software in that respect. You’d think if during setup you have issues, the software would be available.
I pulled my drive out, attached to a Windows PC and did the scan/repair and sorta worked. WD scanned it said it was fine, so I setup the JBOD and spent 20h per drive copying files over. Apparently plugging the external drive directly into the back of the WD is slower than transferring from PC to WD through ethernet, like 10mbps slower.
Got everything copied over, ran a scandisk because NOW the option was there and says GOOD.
Few days later, light is red and says BAD. If I do a quick check is says all drives are good, if I do the full check it says Disk1 is bad.
Found a store with WD 4TB Blue drives on really cheap, so, wasn’t planning on it but since my 3Tb drives were 90% full, I decided to buy 4x4TB drives and instead of using external drives for mirror backups, I grabbed a removable hard drive tray that goes into the PC and connects to SATAIII. Was a good sale, but now gotta format and copy everything over again.
Other issue I am having, and getting nowhere with, is constant buffering of video. I have an android box and while setting stuff up I’ve been on WiFi… I’ll be using ethernet eventually but was easier to get setup using WiFi for now. Ookla speed test has my WiFi speeds at 75-78Mbps up and down… yet, I’ll be watching a small 500mb 2000kbps MP4 video at 1080p and some days its fine, others it’s constantly stopping and buffering. Nothing else streaming, nothing downloading, 5’ from the router and >75Mbps… shouldn’t be buffering at all. Should be able to handle files double the bitrate at that speed.
Almost regret the “upgrade” to my setup. Would have been further ahead to have built a mini-PC and stick it in the corner. Idea behind the WD MyCloud was to save space, save power, and have something running 24/7 for others in the house to use. Ended up costing much more time/money than expected and performance decreased.