Should i prepare or advance format the WD20EARS drives? It seems even with the latest firmware upgrade the unit is in the loop of formatting the drives (3 dolid days and counting) Is this normal? Also i cannot access the ShareSpace admin or WD Discovery? when i access it via IP in the browser it just shos progress bars stating time remaining and formating Drives.
Please let me know if this should be RMA’d or there is a solution i can try before RMA’ing.
I went through the same thing. I eventually contacted WD support, who told me that it won’t work with the “advanced format” (WD20EARS) drives. They said it would work with the WD20EADS drives. They were correct on both counts.