I just read a 3.5 year old thread on this topic. I remember now that this is why I stopped using my WD Live Plus in the first place. In the thread several seemingly knowledgible contributors predicted the firmware would eventually evolve to solve this problem. I hope some of you are reading this because it’s time to eat your words. I’ve been having this problem on my WD Hub and so plugged my Live Plus back in to see if it was better. Predictably the firmware bunch at WD still has no clue.
Before anybody asks, YES I did upgrade my firmware.