I have the same issue SO many others have. Just a few years back we bought a WD DX4000. They are still for sale at the local Fry’s Electronics here in Phoenix. I try to upgrade it, (as simple as changing a light bulb) and find the drives are nowhere to be found.
Its not like the drives could not be made. If I sent this drive in for early failure a rebuilt EXACT match would be made available to me. It is we don’t support that unit any more and we made a new one you can spend a thousand dollars for that is not as picky about what drives it uses.
This “pickyness” is by design. a quick release of firmware would restore a bit of my faith in WD as giving half a da*n about its customers, but nope, the answer I have is Go buy another of our systems…WE PROMISE this won’t happen again.
My response…Fool me once, shame on you…Fool me twice, shame on me. I will be purchasing a new NAS all right, just not from WD.