I think WD has created an amazing piece of „minimal - down to it“ hardware with its „My Cloud“.
this little box is:
very fast for what its designed, economic when it comes to
power consumption, small in size - huge in TB, discreet looking and hey, I can even easily access it from all over the world!
OK, the firmware (software?) has steadily improved since summer 14, but by then it was pretty much the bottom.
sorry to say.
What i don’t understand is why it is still not possible to fix once and for all the (obvious if you look at the community?) problems with some usb (-driver chipsets?) external drives.
My external HDD-enclosure works on every other computer, but not on the MyC: If connected to MyC I can see it for few minutes on the UI, it got correct name and model, then it disappears to nirvana… (when I’m „lucky“ I’m able to make a few minutes of Safepoint backup, which doesn’t help at all, of course)
MyC is then still fully responsiv over ethernet. USB, however, is dead until I restart MyC, then back to “normal” again with other devices, which I tried on it.
Firmware Version: v04.01.03-421
USB-Chipset of my enclosure: Genesys Logic GL3310 (usb3) (this chipset seemd to be on the market since 2010, so it’s not entierly new…)
HDD is a WD Green 3TB in HFS+J
To be honest: Might it be an idea to check a few more USB-chipset-hdd-combinations before they call the second plug on the back of MyC a USB-connection?
But still, I’m convinced that the MyC could (is gona?) be a pretty much perfect device!