Interestingly, I recently discovered that the My Cloud PR4100 (Diskless) WDBNFA0000NBK-NESN may have been quietly discontinued by Western Digital, and possibly other My Cloud models too.
Since the PR4100 is the flagship of the WD My Cloud model lineup, it’s discontinuation strongly suggests that the My Cloud brand may have hitched a ride on the porcelain express, on a path to oblivion.
Strangely, I actually have mixed feelings about it, because the My Cloud PR4100 has a lot of potential, had it not been lobotomized by the sheer ineptitude of WD and their so-called developers, who continue to bungle firmware updates to My Cloud OS5. And the lack of apps is a pathetic joke.
Pawning off WD My Cloud NAS devices onto unsuspecting consumers, populated with WD “Red” SMR hard drives (a disaster waiting to happen) didn’t help matters. WD even got sued for it.
For all the good it did, because the lawyers got paid, and consumers got screwed, as always. However, the SMR hard drive debacle was a PR nightmare for WD that caused a loss of trust and permanent damage that persists today.
And let’s not forget about the travesty otherwise known as the My Cloud Home, which certainly caused a spike in Synology NAS sales. In fact, “I’m never buying WD products again!” was a common refrain for a very long time after the MCH was released, and people had time to discover the horrors that awaited them within.
Lastly, the “WD Community” forums were once a pretty lively place, but they’re now a wasteland filled with broken English, SPAM bots, and the @Keerti_01 bot telling users to contact WD Support, even if it’s painfully obvious that the user isn’t asking for help. The absurdity of it all is surreal, yet strangely amusing.
Here's a guide... Have you opened a Support Case?
Here's a tutorial... Have you opened a Support Case?
Here's an app... Have you opened a Support Case?
If nobody responds for a few days, wait for it…
WD My Cloud is Doomed... Have you opened a Support Case?
All things considered, it begs the question… Is Western Digital next?