Just bought my WD My Cloud and like many on here am experiencing unstable performance. I’ve read up on SHHing into the drive and think this is what I’ll need to do but have some questions. First, my set up.
MacBook Pro 2011 running OSX 10.10.4
WD My Cloud 4TB
Virgin Media Superhub (with Virgin Media TiVo and Ps3 connected)
I’ve got less than 1TB of data at the moment. Have got about 300gb of Aperture libraries, about 800 short movie clips in folders and other media. I want to use the device as follows:
Store all my media and access from my MAC. Remote access is not essential.
Stream my video files via the Ps3
Back up to the device using Time Machine
Create a safepoint either using my old Seagate GoFlex Home as a NAS or sticking it in a USB2 caddy and connecting to the WD device.
I’m not interested in using the photos app. In fact, I’ve got my Aperture libraries on my persona share with media serving off. The only share I’m using to stream is ‘video’. I don’t need to see thumbnails of the videos on the Ps3 as they are all titled.
The issues I’m experiencing are as follows:
Drive sometimes not being available to connect to when trying to connect through dashboard icon - WDMyCloud - Open
Can’t copy over a 70GB Aperture library as it either says it is going to take 50 days or then suspends the transfer saying there was an error (sorry, forgot to write the error code but it’s happened a few times)
Streaming on the PS3 works sometimes but is very slow and videos get stuck regularly OR it tells me there are no files. Am also getting a Media Server error 2006 (thought I have tried to address this as detailed below)
Scanning never completes and drive is very sluggish
I’m connecting via ethernet when I do the file transfers and the lights on the device seem ok. Have only unplugged a couple of times when I first got it but since then have been able to power down or reboot via dashboard. I’ve set the PS3 up in a DMZ (I think!). Have turned on DMZ in the Superhub and given it the IP address I created on the PS3 and it connects fine. I still get the odd 2006 message though but I do also have NullRiver MediaLink streaming from my mac enabled so that might be causing the issue.
So I think what I need to do get this working is to disable the scanning that takes place to create thumbnails? I think there are other processes that are suggested to be stopped but I’m not clear on what they are or if I need to do them.
My questions focus on the required steps. I’ve never used Linux before and am always anxious going into Terminal. I don’t want to screw anything up and am hoping someone can guide me by speaking a language my mother would understand! I know how to turn on SHH through the dashboard and that is about where my knowledge ends. I know this has been covered before but in every post there is at least one bit of info missing that makes it hard for people like me and my mother to understand! Eagerly awaiting some guidance. Thanks all.