Today my girlfriend’s father gave me his WD My Cloud hard drive because he wanted me to install a backup software on it (crashplan) and as he knows that I’m able to work with SSH’s and putty, he asked me to do it.
He didn’t use it for a while and therefore he wants to make better use of it.
So, what I did, I arrived home, plugged it in as it was shown on the setup (using a direct socket and the cables WD provided), the machine turns on, quick white blink, and then “solid” white led that blinks off every 20s. From what I understand it is initializing, and from what I read it can take up a few minutes. During this time I installed the recognition software, tried to scan through network -fail. I go back down to check if the light is not blue, it’s white, I unplug the machine after like 5-10 mins, replug it, same story, no blue led. I lose my patience, after repluging all the cables, still nothing. That’s where I decided to do a reset. I pushed the button, 4s, no reaction with the led, after like 5 mins, I decide to do the “factory reset”, 40s on the reset button, no led reaction. Waited 5 minutes, nothing, still the long intervale white off-blinking. I decide to deplug everything, including my router, and replug it, same story, after 5 mins I decided to do a reset again, using a paperclip, pushing the reset button (no led reaction, of course). And same story, no blue led.
So here are my thoughts, I underestimated the machine’s booting time, but I doubt it could take a few-over-10-mins minutes. Second thought, is it possible that it’s updating? As it hasn’t been used in a long time, could it be possible? However, even if I unplug the network cable, it’s still doing the same.
And finally, I read a few things on my clouds being bricked?
Any ideas, suggestions/advices or notices about the time it takes to boot?
Edit: Interesting fact, when I tried to check its IP on the routers’ list, for some reason it doesn’t show up, the cable blinks green on the back…