I had the My Book Live before, decided to upgrade to the much promising My Cloud.
To be honest, the specs are great, considering the price. Did not mind that it is a simple NAS with only a few features. But I only wanted to have a file server, play some FLAC files and have access to my pictures.
The MBL did not play hires FLAC files properly, I guess because of the older Twonky server. The MC plays it all, so it looked to be a good choice.
But after many months of trying, changing settings, turning off things, getting support from WD, returning to factory settings, etc, I have made a decision. Because today it was another day with transfer rates getting even below 1 Mb/s. And the load on the MC was under 10%, so that should not be a problem.
Maybe the problem is not in the MC, but so far I always have trouble when using the MC.
The last support I got from WD was a number of advice steps, amongst which was to switch from dynamic to static IP address. I tried to explain that this is a simple consumer NAS for ‘simple’ people, so I did not want to follow their advice initially. In the end I did try static IP address and I managed to get stuck with a non-accessable NAS. Which I already anticipated for. Luckily I have some very basic networking and UNIX skills (like ping or vi), so I managed to get the NAS working again.
Too many problems…, so today I finally made a decision to stop with the My Cloud and order a simple Synology DS213J.
I will have some problems with it too I expect, but we’ll see.
If I won’t forget it, I will report on whether the decision to go the DS231J was wise or not. May take some months, but I will…
Anyone else who made the same decision? And with what experiences?