OK, I wish I’d spent 30 seconds in this forum before allowing WD to ruin one of my PR4100s. It’s VERY clear no one at WD actually uses these devices for their own use so they don’t care what they break, screw up, or otherwise ruin. As such, is there any way, supported or otherwise, to upgrade my PR4100 back to the previous OS?
The other gotcha here is now anyone who made the mistake of putting their NAS on OS5 now relies on WD maintaining their systems indefinitely. I have 15+ year old equipment that works just fine where the vendor is either no longer in business, was sold off and broken up, or otherwise has disabled/discontinued much of their product lines over the years. Where are the guarantees that WD will never disable our logins, never sell this division, never decide it’s not worth their time or $ to maintain, where is this? It’s no where. This is a god awful system people and if this is how all new WD NASs come I will never buy another and will make sure ALL my clients who have them or may need them will never buy one. Ever. Period.