I’m running windows 10 (tried before updating to anniversary edition and after).
The mycloud device is always online, so connectivity is not an issue. Transfers are blazing fast, that’s not an issue either.
However the problem comes with smartware more than anything else. I don’t know what causes it at all, but in network the mycloud device appears both as storage and media (because of the twonky server). Everything’s alright, right? Not quite.
After a few minutes, they both disappear into oblivion, but what puzzles me the most is the following.
WD sync still knows the network drive is there
WD access still knows the network drive is there
Smartware is like: “huh? I’m just gonna cut your backup and remove it as target because reasons”.
It seems like devices connected through wi-fi do not have this problem, and I believe the culprit is the driver that auto-installs the NAS device. No matter how many times i try to remove it entirely, I can’t seem to find a way to avoid the auto-configuration of the device. You know, when it shows a generic NAS icon, like it does on the wi-fi laptop, it keeps the connection up. When it’s connected through ethernet, it displays an icon that looks like the MyCloud device, then drops it after a few minutes.
Everything else works perfectly.
I tried literally everything, ranging from turning on features and services to factory resetting the MyCloud device. Everything’s updated to both latest firmware and version of the programs.
I am lost, completely. If there’s a way to avoid the auto-install of the device under Western Digital NAS, i’d like to give it a try.