Just got my new WD My Cloud with 3TB and so far everything seems to be working fine, fast and reliable ony all my devices.
One thing is bothering me though:
Although I turned drive standby on in the settings, the drive never actually goes to standby mode! It’s just constantly spinning. Quite annoying and loud in my studio apartment - the WD My Cloud is in the same room in which I sleep. Even if I shutdown my computer and all connected devices the drive keeps spinning. Cloud functionality is currently on but I’m willing to turn it off in case that mind help somehow.
I could live with that if I just had the possibility to manually shut down the device. Googling I found out that in older firmwares there actually seemed to have been a button in the dashboard to shut it down completely. All I have right now is a restart button. I assume just disconnecting it from power supply would be a solution but that is very uncomfortable and probably also not healthy while the drive is spinning.
Devices I use with WD My Cloud:
- MacBook (latest OS) and i use it with Time Machine, BUT automati backups are off.
- iPhone (latest OS)
- Nexus 10 Android Tablet (Android 5)
The WD My Cloud, of course, is running the latest firmware as well.
Another thing I see sometimes: although I have LED turned off the LED randomly goes on again.
ANY suggetions very much appreciated