My configuration is MyCloud 3 TB with a 2 TB Seagate drive tethered to theUSB port. MyClloud is connected via Ethernet to my Gigabit router. I’m using my Seagate HDD as my backup target.
After much consternation, and with great WD phone support, I was able to get a complete backup to my Seagate drive by using SmartWare connecting the Seagate directly to a USB 3.0 port on my computer. My primary objective for purchasing My Cloud is to allow remote access to my files. My configuration appears to be stable with the Seagate attached to my computer, but with no internet connectivity.
Using the configuration stated in my first paragraph above I apparently can get everything needed, based on a couple of simple tests. Problem is that when left alone with my computer powered up the HDDs disconnect at random times. I can reconnect by either restarting SmartWare or rebooting MyCloud. Then after several hours the system breaks again as evidenced by MyCloud showing or the message “no writeable partition found”.
How can I “set it and forget it”?