my MyCloud 4Tb often hangs up in the middle of multiple file transferring (above 1gb) via direct drag and drop through win7 explorer
the copy bar progress is stuck and then windows cannot detect MyCloud… and after that, my internet goes down. until after i reboot the pc then the internet and connections back to normal (without restarting the router)
but this situation is not happening when i transfer the files through wd desktop app, although i’m having very slow transfer rate about 1mbps :confounded:
i’m using tp-link w8961nd
wired MyCloud to router and also wired the router to pc (not using any wifi)
got myself the gigabit ethernet card for pc
i’m curious about my current router (it’s not gigabit i know), but is it supposed to be that bad? or maybe another factor? anyone have same experience or a solution?
What version of Windows are you running? When I first setup my two MyClouds (2T and 3T) I did not have great success transferring large amounts of data using Windows File Explorer (Win8.1). However I have had good experience using FreeFileSync (download and try it). Transferring >1TB of data will take awhile but I usually let tasks like this go overnight. Your LAN speed will affect things greatly. Getting a Gig NIC for your PC is a good move but if it is connected to a 10/100 port on your router you won’t see that speed. You might think about getting a new router with Gig ports or getting a Gig switch (eg 8-port Trendnet) and connecting your PC and MyCloud to it. This will remove your router from most of your LAN traffic and you should notice faster transfers.
you did say that your router is NOT a gigabit router so from end to end (PC to your Cloud) is not a true gigabit connection (although it does make me wonder why the light is green).
Nevertheless, just go get a a cheap gigabit router for about $50 with just the standard dual band Wifi N. As long as the ports are gigabit, then you are all set.
Do remember to not plug any 100Mbit devices in your router as this can take down your network speed. Just plug in your PC and your Cloud at the begining to test out the network speeds before adding other devices.
The trouble with troubleshooting someone’s else problems (a sep) is that you have no idea what they are doing…
nevertheless… using my psychic powers, lets start you off with a direct connect since you don’t want to buy a gigabit router and even if you do buy a gigabit router, the directions are the same, just that the cable goes to the router instead of a direct connect.
WD in their infinite wisdom automatically detects if you plug in the ethernet cable to your pc; normally you would need a crossover cable.
If you are using a PC make sure discovery is on…
network and sharing Centre
Advance Sharing settings
turn on network discovery
Mapping the Devices as a drive
This is how I’ve been using the NAS device by mapping the device as a local drive. SMB for Mac and Samba for PC’s. After mapping the shares as a drive, with the gigabit ethernet, the shares almost feels local.
On my Mac, once your WD Cloud is powered up
in finder, click Go
select connect to server
you should see wdmycloud, double click on this
you will see Connected as: Guest,
a. if you have already created users with access to certain shares then you must click on ‘Connect as’ and enter your userid and password.
select the shares that you want to connect and they will show up on your desktop.
On the PC,
1, click on computer
click on map network drive
click on browse under “what network folder would you like to map”
click on WDMYCLOUD and if your shares has a userid and password, it will prompt you for it at this time
you will see all your shares, select the one you want, Public is the default start up share
click ok and click finish
you can now see the NAS as a mapped drive in your Computer (treat it just like a local drive).
Once you have mapped your drive as a drive letter, just start copying files to it.
Don’t use the Web utility as I have heard that it is bonkers
i did check “link speed and duplex” in “device manager” and it’s already set to automatic
then i check my network software: Bigfoot Killer Network Manager, and changed the internet provider speed upload and download to 1000megabits each (from previous upload:10megabits and download: 100megabits)