If you upgraded your OS without making sure your backup solution supports it who can you blame? That's right, yourself and nobody else. I work with my MBP and first thing I did when Lion was released was that I checked every application and peripheral I use works with Lion. And decided to stick with SL for now.
Home work folks, it's all about home work.
I guess you can always downgrade back to SL?
Well said, Kudos for this. Windows 7 came out in October 2009 and I updated (From XP) in April 2010 after making sure that all updates, patches and drivers on my devices were ready to support W7 and I saved myself from going through an incompatibility headache.
I plan on doing the same once more and wait until everything is updated before I jump from Snow Leopard to Lion, and I honestly can't understand this "I must update to Lion on the very first day/month of release while blindly expecting for everything to work in a perfectly perfect fashion or I'm going to die" fever.... Anyone ever heard of patience?
I think that given thae fact that one of the contributors here said WD knew about this for some time we are entitled to be more than frustrated. Lion has been in Beta testing for months now and it is the responsibility of big companies like WD to keep up with software and OS deveopment.
A large nmber of people use these network drives for backup and are therefore very heavily compromised whilst this is being sorted out.
I am really annoyed and will think very carefully about buying any more WD products in the future.
A beta is a beta, a final build is a final build. Anything made to work with the beta could be obsolete in the final build unless each single change made from the beta to the final build was provided as well along the way, which is something Apple would not do due to their secrecy.
Several companies (Not only WD) are having the same problems because APPLE decided to change standard protocols that have been successfully used for years. That it was noted in the beta? Sure. That it was expected for Apple to add the missing protocols on the beta to the final build? True as well, yet, they didn't, and EVERYONE (Mac users, developers and manufacturers) is taking the hit because of Apple's decision.
You should check out some known facts on this posts that makes a clear distinction into the problems caused by Apple's removal of known Linux protocols and updates to other protocols used by Apple-only devices, which killed compatibility with non-Apple devices. WD TV Live , Roku and several media players are not working with Lion, yet Apple TV got a performance boost. Most NAS drives are not working with Lion's Time Machine, yet Apple's Time Capsule gets new features only possible in Lion that no other NAS will be able to do because of the change in protocols unless manufacturers fully design new NAS drives with the new Apple protocols, which could affect performance on other (and more used) operating systems like Windows 7 and even Linux.
You are blaming the wrong culprit for your problems.