OK, so it is getting worse, not better.....here is what just happened about 2 hours ago. The 3tb usb3.0 drive chained off the router was seen just fine. I know, I know, off to a great start....but wait for it....I decided to do a test copy of a small folder of pics from 2001 (yes I had digital pics back then) I am sure many others out there did as well. Anyway, that copy seemed to go fine from the internal storage (you know the 2tb that is still not seen by its own router :)). over to the attached 3tb drive. So, I decide, great let's copy a few more years' worth. OK, years 2002-1009 totaling about 30,000 pictures, the estimated time to copy is 20 hours. Swell. I would have thought it would be faster, but whatever. Now, all of a sudden after just a few min. I get an error that the folder is no longer accessible.....great now what. It seems as though the router has now dropped all of the connections (both wireless and wired!) Sweet....thanks WD for such a **bleep** product that I can't even move the pictures off the device to return it. Now what do I see when I go look at the router a few hors later after total frustration and a cooling off period (watched a few hours of the walking dead) now I feel like shooting the router, but that is beside the point......Now the router is in full fan mode, spinning like a jet engine, the attached WD drive (Yes, I admit I bought a WD drive to attach to it), is just blinking like it lost its marbles as well..
The only option here is to shut off the router. Turn it back on, and both drives power back up....
Get back on the wireless laptop, (you know because I can now after having to reset the **bleep** WD router again) and low and behold, it has copied one folder from 2007 with about 30MB of pictures in it from the internal drive that it doesn't think is there, to the externally attached storage.
I now go into the router config to see what is going on and guess what.....now not only does it not see its own internal drive, but it now doesn't see the 3tb drive attached to it either....
Now, on the laptop I can no longer see the "Pictures" share with all the 1.5tb of pics I copied to it, but I DO SEE the new drive shared out still with the 2001 pictures in it.
Complete **bleep**. I am really not sure I want to waste more time on this.
I am not sure what to buy, but WD routers are not it at all.
Super frustrated, and pissed that I will most likely not be able now to get the pics off, even after attaching another 3tb drive to the router.