I’m setting up my new WD EX-4. I bought it empty, planning to use my WD Green drives I had in my old Linksys NAS 200. I keep getting this error when putting in the first disk. It’s a WD10EVVS.
I have three other drives in the NAS 200. The WD10EADS and WD15EADS models. But can’t move them over yet as they have data on them. I need to move one drive at a time and copy over. So I can’t test these other drive models.
I tested the WD10EVVS drive via USB connection to Windows 8. Format in NTFS and used the WD “Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows”. It tested good and I was able to read and write to the drive, no problem.
Anyway, could this be a drive incompatibility issue? Or defective unit?
Are the WD20EFRX Red drives the recommended ones for this unit and the ones it is shipped with when drives are included? I got that off the whitelist. ( http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1170#tab9))
I could buy new drives. I’ll need 2 TB drives in a year or two anyway. I don’t want to spend the time and money if that’s not likely the issue. Is there another way to test the unit to see if it’s good first?
Any additional advice and opinions are appreciated.