I went away for a few days at the end of March. When I came back, the WD Mycloud was unresponsive and had a fast blinking blue light.
I tried the 4 and 40 second reboot, changed the network cable, tried waiting half an hour before rebooting and had no luck. Now I’ve learned that a new firmware update was released.
It has been running its supposed ‘disk check’ for well over 48 hours now. Clearly this is not working. It’s just a 2 TB unit, about 2/3rds full.
Long story short: WD’s firmware update has screwed me over big time. I’ve already invested hours in this. I didn’t get a NAS because I needed a new hobby, I need this thing to work. I suppose all there is left to do is to remove the drive and copy the data, which will take ages and leave me without a NAS.
Final step: make a Youtube video telling people not to buy this brand. Better be damned sure I’m carving out half an hour for THAT chore, WD.
edit: Okay, I gave up. Recovery procedure doesn’t work. I ripped the drive out of the WD Mycloud and am now copying the data on my Mac to a new disk. Reading Ext2 is a pain in the ass, but you can get a free 10 day trial from extFS for Mac by Paragon Software (OSX). I am using a file sync util to copy everything. The RED drive is going into a new NAS, but not a WD one. Done with this brand.
edit2: Told ya I’d make a video: https://youtu.be/DokMZXDa0vk