Just a quick question about firmware upgrades…does it wipe the existing firmware completely and installs the new firmware, or does it simply do an upgrade over the top of the existing firmware, thus preserving some of its data?
It seems like it’s the latter, but I wonder about that. Normally, a firmware install on e.g. an iPhone or Android would wipe the internal partitions. And yet, your data is preserved on My Cloud.
All the tweaks I’ve made via SSH and the dashboard settings have been wiped/deleted and reset to defaults after the firmware upgrade, so I’m hoping that was a clean firmware upgrade after all.
The reason I ask is because my WD My Cloud performance took a hit after the upgrade and I’m just wondering why that’s the case. I’ve posted about it here if you guys want a read:
The only thing I could think of was during the firmware upgrade, I uploaded the firmware via WiFi. I probably should have connected to my router via ethernet but the upgrade was done successfully anyway.