I got a MyCloud 2TB (Firmware v04.00.00-607) a week ago. Used only 200 GB in one share with SmartWare.The WDMC is connected to a Netgear WNDR3400 router and a laptop wired to the router.
I cannot understand why the Dashboard is so slow coming up and unbearable to navigate, especially after making any changes to the settings. Since the laptop is wired to the router, there should be no wifi speed issue; only the speed of the router switch (which is not a gigabit router). BUT, if the dashboard is only dealing with metadata , why does it take a minute/s to report the firmware version? What is the program doing ? Same can be said about numbers of shares (I have 8, of which 7 of them are empty) and numbers of users (1), etc, etc.
On the other hand, MyCoud shows up in the Windows Explorer Network (Win7 Pro) and large files can be transferred between WDMC and any disk attached to the computer at the same speed as between any other two disks attached to the computer… I’ve got similar performance in a laptop connected wirelessly to the network. So it doesn’t appear to be an issue of IO data transfer speed, or network speed, rather, an issue of the front end program, namely the Dashboard.
Can somebody from WD explain what’s going on and suggest solution/s?