So after backing up my data from my QNAP to my set of “My Clouds”, I dragged out all my EX2 (three of them) and I dragged out my two My Book Duos and started playing around with them.
Then something strange started to happen, the trouble I had with all my iHome Smartplugs last year where they all went offline unable to get an ip, started again.
Well of course it must be the three EX2 clashing with the Smartplugs, right? All WD fault.
Spent a whole hour powering down the EX2, rebooting the router, rebooting every iHome Smartplugs (7 of them), unplugging the EX2 to ensure that they are not just hibernating and holding the ips; they are all on DHCP.
I even check if iHome might be the problem as the devices might be connecting to a cloud server, but the red led is flashing meaning that the smart plugs aren’t getting an IP.
It has to be a WD EX2 problem… I mean my iHome smart plugs had been running fine for over a year when the EX2 were tucked away in boxes.
I finally rebooted my Airport extreme and Airport Time Capsule and Airport Express.
The iHome Smartplugs came back up.
You know as technology gets more and more sophisticated the more you have to figure who is at fault just so you can post up a rant on that forum on how bad of a product that company is producing.
I mean it has to be WD? right? I don’t know if I should turn on my EX2s now.
so another problem cropped up, the blue light on my SSD is blinking rapidly and I figure it must the WD Utilities that might be attempting to read/write my SSD, so I un-install WD Discovery, WD Utilites, rebooted my Mac and the SSD continues to blink rapidly.
Checked Activity Monitor to see who is accessing my SSD and it turned out to be mds-stores which is Apple’s spotlight engine indexing my SSD. The reason that it is indexing my SSD is that earlier in the day I used a program called BlueHarvest to delete all my apple DS_Store, ._AppleDouble, .Folders from my USB SSD because they take up room on my SSD by allocating all these tiny blocks. Every single file has an associated Apple metadata file. Well mds_stores is putting them all back just so that I can search quicker.
I should be a normal user and stop doing all these painful things.