I have to say, after 2 years of ownership, I’m somewhat underwhelmed with the capabilities of this product. Issues so far:
Its slow. I guess that’s to be expected for the price point but having a gigabit network attached to this thing is way overkill. .
Heat, heat, heat. WD’s fan strategy is laughable and its hard not to think its there to sell more hard drives after death by prolonged heat exposure. My fan has NEVER come on even though the drives get too hot to touch. I can’t transfer files for longer than 30 minutes before Windows throws “an unexpected error has occurred”. The error will persist until the drives cool down. I have since laid the unit on its side and placed a PC fan next to it to blow air through the vents. This helped dramatically but an unexpected requirement.
Offering Plex on this unit. I didn’t buy the EX2 to be my Plex server, but I figured I give it a try. All I can say is don’t bother.
Drive access virtually non stop. No idea what its doing. I’m looking at it now and the drives are churning away. I’m certainly not accessing it and neither is anyone else. Even accessing its web based status page takes over a minute while the processor waits for some time between drive read/writes. My Plex server accesses the EX2 since that’s where I store my media. Plex is configured to update media changes automatically. Perhaps the EX2 can’t handle that either?
So, unless anyone has some advice, I’m going to chalk this up to a product that didn’t live up to expectations.