I recently deleted about 1 gig of files from the drive. I do this from the phone app, as it removes the directory entry immediately. I have also read that it may take 24 hours or more for WD Discovery to show the space as having been reclaimed.
However, I have been running the drive constantly, day and night, for three days now, and the drive still shows as almost full. I can hear the drive running, and the light is on constantly (not blinking).
Since installing this drive a year ago, I have set up access to it’s power source by remote control using a phone app. It is blue tooth operated. I do this because there is no way to make the drive “spin down” when it is idle. I only need the drive to be active when I need to do a manual backup, or when I need to access the drive remotely to download a file.
How much longer should I have to wait for this thing to do whatever internal cleanup is needed to show the true amount of space available? Am I going to have to do a “hard” reset and start over from scratch?
I previously owned a pair of My Cloud drives, but they proved to be totally unreliable and I got rid of them. On a salesman’s advice, I went for the My Cloud Home as a replacement. In spite of it’s own set of idiosyncrasies, I’ve been happy with it. But I would like an answer to this question.
And I apologize for the long post – my experience with these forums has been that it is better to post more information than not enough.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.