I bought a 4T WD My Cloud last week and have been wrestling with it ever since. I managed to set it up and it worked at first, then it disappeared from the network and it was no longer possible to connect to it. I rebooted it and eventually had to reset it to be able to reconnect but I noticed that it kept switching IP addresses so I assigned it a static IP address and it has been fine for a few days. I started to upload a 140GByte directory with pictures and videos and this upload has been in progress since Monday however in the upload window a few files are listed as not being uploaded. Then kast night the upload stopped when the transfer was almost complete and now the drive is not visible on my network and I cannot connect to it. I therefore have a couple of questions:
* Why are certain files not uploaded? It is possible to copy these files to the WD drive in Windows Explorer and there is nothing that sets them apart from the other files that get uploaded (same format, file size and naming convention etc.).
* If the upload process chooses to drop the odd file like this, then how can I have confidence in this product as a file backup and storage solution?
* When/if I resume contact with the My Cloud drive, what will happen to the previous upload? Will it be resumed or will I have to start over from scratch? Will it recognise which files have already been uploaded?
* Has anybody any experience with an alternatice such as Synology as I am rapidly losing confidence in this product and am not too keen on spending more time messing about with it.