WD Elements Desktop HDD - Lion - Time Machine broken - help

I have a Western Digial - Elements Desktop which is connected to a Netgear router. The drive is accessed via Readyshare (Like a NAS drive). Everything was working fine and could remote backup via time machine.

Since I upgraded my Mac to Lion this is broken - I am aware there is an issue and why it’s not working etc. I know that WD has released certain firmware for certain drives etc. I cannot seem to find a firmware upgrade for the Elements desktop drive however, will there ever be an upgrade or am I forever stuck not able to use it again unless I get rid of Lion or get a new drive? Lion is updated to the latest version etc so is the router, the drive is showing up in Time Machine just given the usual error message.


Even though the drive it was working, the unit has not been design to be as a Nas drive. Therefore I don’t think you are going to see a firmware for that, however I’ll suggest you to contact WD directly to investigate further. You can do so either by phone or email.

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