I dont see the MCH as a backup device. It was installed to store all photos from my iDevices on there + the ones from my family. So there is no fundamentally data is lost, but it is annoying. And you cant tell that macOS is responsible for the faulty MCH. There are so so so so many other people around with the exact same problem and they are not on macOS. That is to easy bro to push this into a folder for apple issues.
The MCH doesnt work on ANY OS, because i tried Win, Linux, Ubuntu and also macOS.
And i thought i mentioned that i can read the debug-logs. I see what is going on here.
I told that the made some changes and uploaded a new software on my device. I made a screenshot from this message and exactly after this the device is gone forever and when i have a closer look in the logs i see when my MCH was the last time recognized. And it was BEFORE the update.
Cheap or not cheap, but how the hell can such systems exist in 2022, where you NEED internet connection to access and you are 100% in the hand of the company when it comes to up updates. I have absolutely no choice to decline the update and i need to take the consequences when something happens while updating or upgrading a new firmware.
I surely had to take a much closer look when i bought this device to sort this things out.
and yes… i have a synology DS1515+ running for my business data. this device runs for years now and yes, it was much much more expensive.
but overall you cant say it is apples fault when the device is not running anymore. take a look how long WD needs to get their WD Discovery working on macOS Big Sur. I was totally shocked when they released a macOS Ventura version right after ventura was released.
for me WD MCH is one of the absolute shittiest product on the whole market and i am sure you know how many problems this device makes (no matter if its on windows, mac or whatever). so as a company i have to take care and sort things out or i need to get this product out of the products catalog.
that is what i think about and i can tell you, that lots of HDDs went through my hands when i was working as an IT administrator.
It is unacceptable when a supporter tells me that i have to fill out a ticket with lots of details and i should fill this out as best as possible, force me to upload the debug-logs to wetransfer, because supporter can take a closer look very quick and then nothing happens. what drives me nuts is the fact that no one downloaded the logs and the link expires soon.
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