First, I want to thank everyone’s contributions to the forums. I read through the forums for days before deciding on buying the My Book Live. It was a great help and greatly affected my decision to go with WD.
So far, setting up the NAS has been a relative breeze. There’s been a few kinks that I haven’t yet worked out with USERS and SHARES. It’s showing up as a computer on the network on my laptop, but on my PC it’s showing up as a Network Storage device.
What’s bothering me however is the speed of the Web UI. It’s very slow to save changes. Sometimes when I try to save I will get a network error, but when I click save again it will update (slowly). Is this common? I should say that my wireless transfer is 8MB/s wirelessly and 50MB/s wired. These are sustained speeds. I’m using a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router. I’m very pleased wih the setup, and tomorrow I have Cat6 cables coming in. Currently I’m using Cat5e. I’m hoping that this will give me a noticable boost in wired transfer rates.
Any help with the UI speed would be greatly appreciated.
On a side note, is it possible to use the NAS without installing the WD Quickview and SmartWare? Also, am I still able to manage the USERS and SHARES without using this software? Some of my computers are Macs and others PCs, so I will be figuring out my own backup solution software.
Thanks in advance!