I have two EX2s. One came with 1.05.36 and the other with 2.10.302 firmware.
I instantly noticed that LED lights work differently. With the old firmware lights are ON if unit is ON.
And if unit is asleep only one light is ON and it is slowly blinking and it blinks itself to nothing.
With the new firmware all lights are ON and if unit is asleep only the top LED is slowly blinking and it doesn’t blink itself to nothing which is very confusing. First of all I don’t need extra illumination in my office from the bright LED lights. Second of all I can’t tell when the unit is asleep.
So I called tech support and spoke with at least 3 technicians. One of them was the second level. All of them told me that there is no way to go back to older firmware. When I got my first unit over a month ago it even had older firmware than the latest 1.05.36 so I had to download the new one 1.05.36. So I had it on my hard drive.
Guess what? All 3 techs lied to me. Old 3 of them told me that the unit will not let me install old firmware.
I successfully installed old firmware on both units yesterday. so now lights are working like I want them to work.
Of course WD does not have old firmware on their site anymore so I got lucky.
Now for the other stuff. For the life of me I can’t find the fan that is supposedly build in to the unit. Even when it runs at 10000 rpm (in control panel) I can’t hear it. I am wondering if WD tech lied to me about that too. There is no space for the fan in the unit. Does anyone know the location of it?