I also have an 8TB WD ShareSpace and would like to use with Time Machine but it seems the NAS lacks some components for it to be automatically recognized by Time Machine. I had to follow the instructions from the website below for Time Machine to recognize the remote drive:
Quoting from the WD ShareSpace Manual:
The Apple® Time Machine™ is a built-in feature on Mac OS X Leopard and Snow
Leopard computers that can back up everything on your computer: music, photos,
documents, applications, emails, and system files. The WD ShareSpace drive
(firmware versions later than 2.1.92) can store these backups, so that if your hard
drive or operating system should crash, or you lose a file, you can easily restore it to
I think 2.1.92 is the latest firmware available and that is the firmware my NAS is currently on. Will WD release a new firmware to automatically support this?
The manual also states that a WD_Backup user should be available on the NAS but I do not see one with the firmware that I have.
I would appreciate any feedback you can give.