I do have one or two concerns though, which showed up this morning. You mention about these problems in your article, which I have also experienced like others. I discovered that the drive seems to have gone into a sleep mode, even though I have ‘sleep mode turned off’. Usually the drive L.E.D, is blue in colour, but has now changed to whitish yellow. The only way I could get this up and running was to do a power cycle. Your article mentions about ssh access and how to fix this but it is a concern that users should have to do this.
On another note, adding an external hard drive, with “non media” on it appears to cause the WD MyCloud device to go offline and stop media streaming. The WD MyCloud appears to go into frantic disk activity (indexing?) for many many hours.The only way I could get the MyCloud device back to being able to do Media streaming (DLNA), was to remove the external hard drive and restart the MyCloud device. The USB hard drive was a USB 2 device admittedly, but this shouldn’t have killed the Media streaming capability of the WDMyCloud device should it?. I left it overnight and it was still thrashing the disk in the morning with no media streaming available on a media player (it was still offline).
This problem can also be fixed by coping data from the network onto a newly formatted USB drive, I will use a USB 3 device later on, when I can find one, but I hope the designers can work towards a fix for these issues. I am an I.T Professional but others are not and these issues will cause non technical people to reconsider taking the drive back despite the availability of interim technical solutions.