I’m a general user who simply wants to be able to easily backup my various devices and serve our media (pictures/movies etc). Since this update things have gotten significantly WORSE. This device has always been slow to what I would expect out of a modern day NAS but it worked relatively OK.
The looks and feel is fine but functionality has suffered.
So far I’ve only attempted to access and interact with the Dashboard (black icon) and the My Cloud (white icon) on a Mac Air. Some of our other devices are PCs so I’ll have to check those tomorrow.
If I click the My Cloud alias it opens up about 5 different windows prior to opening the My Cloud client which looks like it has not changed. THe extra windows are finder windows opening each of the various top level folders we have like pictures, music, public etc.
Everything about interacting with the My Cloud Mirror is now significantly slower. If I try to use a Mac finder window to access pictures folder it has gone from painful to unusable. Sometimes 5-10minutes to show a folder that has one #&^$ picture in it! Copying is still about 4mb/s so no change there. THis is using the default AFP. SMB might be worse now, completely unusable. Sometimes searches just time out now.
It appears you’ve managed to mess up the Camera Backup from the Backup tab on Dashboard. It now creates an entirely new directory structure within my PIctures folder instead of dumping dated folders. The new folder is the name of the camera and it’s super long : Canon Inc. Canon EOS REBEL T3i_00.0 THe dated folder are in there but since I’m using a Mac there’s no easy way to merge the folders. There’s no reason to break up pictures by the device that took them so please fix this ASAP. Fortunately I was smart enough to not delete the original copy of photos so I can copy again AFTER you fix this.
The WD My Cloud app for mac is also displaying v 0.0.0 so is that normal, I seem to recall it had a version number.
I do really like the new pie chart, that’s nice.
I’ll try my PC tomorrow and see if it is any better and edit this post accordingly. I don’t expect performance to be A+ given I’m using Wifi but I don’t expect it to get worse after the update.
So far, time machine backup seems to be working - somehow it manages to find the disc a LOT faster than the finder window would!