Well, the day finally arrived where I’m locked out from uploading or maintaining my MCM gen1 until I upgrade from OS 3 to OS 5. Given the experiences that most everyone has had with OS 5, I’m definitely not going to do that and plan on getting another NAS. This thing has been a nightmare from the start anyway and has soured me to the point where I don’t plan on ever purchasing a WD product again, even hard drives.
My question is, how easy/difficult is it to migrate over to another brand NAS? Whether it’s Synology or one I’d build myself and throw FreeNAS (or whatever it’s called now) onto? Will another NAS try and format my hard drives when I move them over from the WD My Cloud? Does WD format their drives in some funky, proprietary way so other brands won’t recognize them? (Hope not but at this point nothing would surprise me).
I’m running a RAID 1 btw. Any advice or FAQs, or guides you can link me to moving my two mirrored drives to another NAS while preserving the data would be very helpful, thanks!
Also, what would be the fastest, easiest way to back up the data I have on these drives now. Since I have the drives mirrored, would all I have to do is buy another, third 4TB drive like the others, remove one, drop the blank one in the slot and would the NAS automatically have the full drive copy over?
Thanks for any help