So I’ve had an extra 4TB Cloud along with a matching 4TB Element for 3 or 4 months now (not sure as my purchases tend to blur over time) and I’ve just been using it for Time Machine backup and another encrypted sparse bundle file. The USB Element has one movie file on it.
I have left all the services running and have re-booted it from time to time. Just today, I wanted to check out whether or not the right-angle power plug that came in from eBay would fit My Cloud, so I had to power it down.
The right angle power plug was something I ordered from eBay for my electric piano so I could move the piano closer to the wall without damaging the power plug that jutted out.
It turns out that I’ll be needing 5.5x2.1mm Female to 5.5 x 2.5mm Male Right Angle Power adapter ($5 fora pack of 10) for the My Clouds and My Books. I’ll be ordering these later so I can fit the My Clouds and My Books closer to the back wall of the bookshelf. Right now I have a metal platform that holds the pair of My Clouds and My Books on the shelf. If I replace all the back cables with right angle adapters, there is a good chance that I can have my devices fit better. Yes, there are right-angle USB 3.0 adapters $1 each as well as right-angle ethernet adapters which are around $6 a piece + $10 shipping. I won’t be able to do anything with the unique usb plug for the My Books.
update: I just ordered the right-angle adapters from eBay.
USB 3.0 @ $1 each.
right-angle cat 6 adapters @ 6. and <img src="//discourse-cloud-file-uploads.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wd/original/3X/f/f/ff320fccb1d9615b7971258d5a2b6e218afe1638.jpg" width="529" height="499"> right-angle power adapters .50.
If anyone is interested on how this works out, let me know and I’ll post up in a month or two when they arrive.
Anyways, so I had to power down both My Book and My Cloud. After checking out the plugs, I powered up both the My Cloud and My Book (element) together and they booted up fine.
It really goes to show that without data, these devices works flawlessly. I had these drives for months and they are quiet (i.e. no data scans), they sleep and they re-boot without having to remove the USB drive. They are perfect little devices if you have little data.
I’ll assume that even if you have quite a bit of data and if they are properly indexed and thumbnail, the devices will behave as intended without the kind of problems some of us has been having and complaining on the forum about.
I am amazed. Now WD, I would really appreciate if you can only do that for drives that do have data (i.e. turning off the scans or doing scans under user control, or doing scans when needed like when the user navigates into a folder).
and can we expect that in OS3.1?