@Great_Scottt, please pass this upwards to the great gods of WD.
So easy… just need this panel (see below)l and there would be no complaints!! It is exactly what I had asked for a half decade ago. It even has schedules for when the scans occurs.
The reason that I can forgive the clicking of a QNAP is that the panel is telling me what QNAP is doing. For 10 hours of gurgling, sounding much like my coffee percolator, my QNAP has been synchronizing my Raid. From my experience of the 2-bay TS-231P, once the synchronizing of my Raid is done, I heard no further clicking other than when data is being transferred TO or From the NAS.
Although I knew what the EX2 was doing, there was no method of stopping the scans other than SSH’ing into the device OR turning off Cloud Access of which I DO WANT Cloud Access since of course I want file access from outside my home.
I had wanted just the switch to
- turn off the scans
- schedule the scans
- scan now and never scan again (so I have some thumbnails and no new thumbnails)
I had suspected that the clicking every second is from the “init script” checking if the user has added or deleted any files by comparing the volume size. I know WD does this because of this exact same loop in the sleep script on your older models and by eliminating the check on the older model the clicking stopped. I could not make the same changes on the newer models because this has been incorporated into the “init” script that controls the whole NAS right from the beginning. Killing init, restarts the NAS (I tried).
So when the “My Cloud” is awake, it goes click, click, click, click… and in a quiet room it is akin of listening to a ticking clock.
Anyways I found this panel on the QNAP this morning and I thought “if only” and I don’t know why your WD engineers or perhaps WD themselves, are so stubborn in NOT implementing this. It is a simple request.
TURN OFF the ■■■■■ ■■■■■ SCANS!!!
So here it is… your competitors has it…
and after you click on “Deactivate Media Library” you get
OH YES YES YES PLEASE!!
Goodbye WD!! Hello QNAP!!
Well I’m still using WD 10TB Gold hard drives and two My Clouds for backup so I haven’t eliminated everything WD in my life. The EX2’s have been boxed up sans disks. Will be boxing up the last EX2 this week and boxing up the two My Book Duos. They are all going on Craigslist.