I recently purchased a 2TB WD My Cloud. When it’s running it works exactly how I want… however once I turn it off - it doesn’t turn back on again. At night I turn off my computers and drives etc and so I also turn off the My Cloud. I have been turninging off using the ‘shut down’ option found in the WD Quick View. The problem I have is that when I come to turn everything back on the next day - the My Cloud stays shut down - is it supposed to turn itself back on? As there is no on/off switch on the unit itself, I have to remove and then reinsert the power cable to turn it back on again - surely this is not the way to do it?
Yes, that is how you do it!!
This NAS is designed to stay on and sleep (it sleeps sporadically though, because there is always some internal activity that it wakes up for within a few mn). There is no way to turn it back on remotely, except to unplug and plug the power cord.