I purchased a MyBook and MyCloud from Best Buy which had no RAID drive at the time of my purchase. The expectation was to run TimeMachine from my Mac and use Safepoints to replicate MyCloud on the MyBook. This would seem to be a very common set-up, and is even described in the WD documentation. So WHY DOES THIS NOT WORK? Multiple threads on this site explain work arounds. Google hits show this to be a known problem for well over a year. Having worked in the software industry for 25+ years, I cannot understand how this problem could get through even minimal product testing without a fix. Furthermore, WD support responds as if they’ve never heard of the issue and provides absolutely no help except a (useless) hardware RMA (I’m on my 3rd MyCloud now–neither RMA worked at all when received and needed factory reset and new firmware to run).
My entire experience with WD make me think I’ve entered the world of Dilbert as a hapless customer.
I am posting this note in the hope that someone at WD reads these posts and is embarrassed enough to ask engineering to fix it. I cannot for the life of me understand how these devices get high ratings by PC Magazine and the like unless there’s payola involved.
So sad. So disappointing. And no way to get my money back at this point.