Just bought the 4TB my cloud NAS, and thought the deployment would be a blizz. But it becomes a nightmare, and only after I login to the linux box with root, I know why.
WD, bad job!
From user point of view, the NAS out of box seem to be fine to set up, but when I tried to use Windows Vista and 8 to access it, I can only create folders in the public share, and any file copy would take forever or just return with 0x8007003b error. So I google the error, and finally I see my firmware is old, so I updated the firmware to the latest. Now, I can copy some files with only 1MB/sec transfer rate. This is an unbelievable bad performance. Or one more thing, this box reports error when I try to get latest firmware, even though all internet status is fine (so I have to download the firmware, and load it locally)
From technical point of view, this product is a very bad and CHEAP design. Let’s see what a ssh session can tell me:
2.1) CPU: ARMv7 !
WDMyCloud:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 1 (v7l)
2.2) Physical RAM: 230MB !
WDMyCloud:~# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 230560 kB
2.3) System load: 3 when idling, but will be 5.5 with one samba session copying files!
The CPU used and the RAM installed already spill trouble for system performance. But a system load of 3 when there is no samba connection is really stunning.
I think WD design team should give me some explanations. From software to hardware, this product is a total failure. Anyone with a bit Linux/Unix experience probably would tell them when a system load is more than 4, it is a virtual stalk!