Thanks for the reply.
Sure - Understood (but thanks for the confirmation) that only people accessing my WiFi can see the Public drive.
Ideally though, I would like to prevent my wife, kids, and their friends from deleting my data!
The Public drive doesn’t give this control, and the private drives do not work with PCs. - They only seem to work through WD2Go on my phone. - This actually works well on Android, as it acceses the drive automatically without any further pw needed each time. If only the product worked with PCs…
If I just use the product for mobile devices, then this also appears to exclude the TV from using DNLA directly, as it would need the PC " Samung AllShare" host to access it. I need to do some more investigating of this, as I have not found a WD2go app on the Samsung site that the TV can access.
It seems to be a product of compromises which render it ultimatly flawed for overall use unfortunately.
I would need to keep my old Belkin USB-NAS hub to restrict access to anything I don’t want on public view to anyone in the house, and just regard the WD NAS as a back-up for music/video for tablets/phones use, which I would update regularly to fix any effects of the people using it.
Ideally what I wanted was a NAS drive easily accessed by phones, tablets, PC’s, laptops, and the TV, with passworded access needed just the once to map it, and ideally the tools to restrict who could delete stuff. Although the product appears to sell this, it doesn’t actually work well enough to provide it unfortunately. (Apart from on the Android phones/tablets where it works well.)
I wonder if this is something which could be fixed with a sw or fw update so it could work well with XP PC’s?
It would be good if they could put DW2Go on the Samsung app site for the TV’s also.