I bought a drive-less My Cloud EX2 Ultra and 2 3TB Seagate Ironwolf drives. Upon setup have learned that this device only accepts WD drives, something that of course, wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the material I read when researching NAS solutions.
My first question is, is there any reason beyond greedy business practices that explain why the EX2 Ultra is incompatible with non-WD drives?
My second question is if it’s possible o format the drives to work in the EX2 Ultra.
According to a couple threads, it seems like people are doing this, but it seems that this whole forum is a bit over my head, because I can’t find any information on how exactly to make a non-WD drive compatible.
I’ve spent over an hour Googling the topic as well, to no avail.