Hi Ralphael and others who took time to reply on this topic. My name is Johan (Dutch for John) and I am very new to WD. The MyCloud device is in the house since last week Wednesday 21st of Jan. Reason… the hard disc of my WIndows desktop came with an ATA error. Bottom line: hard disc needs to be replaced. Where to store the data of more or less 550Gb of programs, docs, vids, pics, some music and miscellaneous like .pdf’s, Outlook and other MS Office files.
Somewhere, I read about having a NAS in the house - for instance like a WD MyCLoud - which you also can connect to your smartphone(-s), tablets, a.s.o, to use it as a cloud for back up purposes, local in our appartment, but also when you are on a mountain and want to store pics or vids on your own ‘cloud’.
My very first need of this MyCloud was backing up my almost breaking apart hard disc which came up every time a restart was done with the same error. Saving my data was 1st prio. Well, it took from Thursday after purchasing MyCloud until Saturday afternoon that the 550Gb was sent over.
For proper understanding, I have a router-and-modem-in-one connected to my provider. Thanks to Ralphaels instructions in his leading topic, I found out that the internal speed is 1Gbps. Why backing-up of 550Gb took almost three days is a riddle to me. However, by reading the main article in this topic and overlooking some of the rest, and understanding this properly, this might be caused by all those very tiny files. In the back-up process I had to act on restarts.
So last Sunday - after finally backing-up- I could bring the desk top to a PC doctor to let him install a new hard drive. That is something I wouldn’t dare to burn my hands on, as we say in Dutch. On Monday evening I picked up my desk top with the new hard drive. I could easily connect and plug in. MyCloud was recognized as well. So, I started the process of restoring the back up of 550Gb of data.
We are now on Friday night (CET almost 23 hrs) and after over 30 or more hick-ups of connection, since last Monday, while the desk top was continuously trying to get a restore of back-up files, it still looks grey at the receiving side on my desk top (C:) of 462,1 Gb in the WD SmartWare Pro screen. The same screen that shows in dark blue on the WDMyCloud side 501.6Gb of other back-up.
So, I am thinking… How to get more devastated. How can I act WD MyCloud to restore files to the new hard disk? Or should I just copy and paste from WD MyCloud the files that I can see to C:…
Or do you or anyone has a clue? I just want to go back to my normal C:\ acting drive. With all it’s programs, 'cause I am a user of my video editing, that I miss alot now. Combining with the pics and so on.
And for crying out load having your PC non stop active for almost a week to restore a back-up file? That could not be the meaning of something as smart should be acting like MyCloud.
Or am I making a mistake? Please let me know!
Grtz, to you and all