Is the idea of NAS dead. Has the real Cloud (azure, dropbox, etc) made it obsolete?
I’ve had a WD NAS for at least 10 years. I’m on my second and the first one is still in service too. These are long lived, mostly reliable devices. But with OS 5 I don’t understand the direction they’ve taken. For instance, the deprectation of the capacity pie graph. I used that all the time and there is no apparent replacement for that. I have audio and video on my NAS and I access it through Plex.
However, I do backups of my laptops to the NAS too. By far, that is the biggest storage hog. And the capacity graph was THE tool to know when I needed to currate the old back-ups.
Are you saying that there are better tools for that now? What is the experience for any new buyer? What is the main purpose of the NAS from WD’s point of view because as a user is no longer apparent to me?