This whole setup from WD with this drive is utterly useless. I already had a MybookLive NAS (2Tb) that is still being used as a central media server, and its awesome. I can copy files to the NAS, and access them on all DLNA enabled devices over SMB in my home. The shared folders are sensible and can be customised for the sort of data they will contain. Along comes this new drive and you cant even get in to change the netbios name, because for some stupid reason which is beyone me, WD have removed access. Cant SSH in to the drive, and he apps they supply with the drive dont even see the one public share on the drive. I understand the need for security from SMBv1 to at least SMB v2, but for the love of god, taking away all options at customisation is rdiculous and quite insulting. This new drive does not deliver anywhere near as well as the old drive. All you had to do was tweak the drives to use SMB v2 instead of V1 to make it more secure. In order for me to watch movies on ym handheld devices I will now have to have the files in my personal folder as well as in the public folder for the TV’s to play them (means loosing double the space) and I am unable to configure permissions to the public folder so that anyone who logs on to my network is able to have complete access to all of my files.
@WD…this is ridiculous and dangerous. You are putting the end user for this product at risk for no reason. Give us back the damned web UI access and the ability to actually add an admin password of our choice. I dont care that traffic has to go through your servers to access my personal share, in fact I would rather it didnt, as you obviously think that letting this drive go out to the public with an open shared folder that the user cant update the password is good hygeine and security.
Your customer services are pretty useless as well. Trying to explain this by email and getting responses that just dont add up. Its actually like banging my head against the wall. You nailed the product with the MyBookLive NAS and its truly amazing and I am still using it, this new one is actually pretty useless. Get your act together!