I’ll reiterate for the masses… I have NOTHING turned on. What is Convert “converting”. (yeah, I get it “converting every image I have on my EX4”… it doesnt tell me what they are converting to/for because I HAVE NOTHING RUNNING AND I have very few images. It had better not be changing/modifying any of the few images I do have!?
Cloud Access OFF
Dashboard Cloud Access OFF
Time Machine OFF
Active Directory OFF
SMB 2 OFF
Dynamic DNS OFF
To another point, its not just the GUI reporting error, performance is definitly impacted: (and yes, ive seen and reported that bug too.)
Slow UI (logging in and switching screens)
Slower transfer rates. (Poor transfer rates get poorer the more “convert” leaks.)
I have rebooted. It restarts.I have shutdown, turned on, and it restarts.
It did quit once! I copied some more files and it started again and hasnt quit.
I did not buy preconfigured. I started with 1 approved drive. (and had problems) and foolishly continued on to additional drives) (and those are older and not on the list) (but work fine in other NAS, and are on thier approved lists.) (hence the origin of WD 800-Support falsely telling me I would void my warranty, and the product manager here telling me WD Support was incorrect.)
Plain and simple, Im not going to “format and recover” to fix thier bug. WD plain and simple doesnt seem proactive enough to me in fixing this or anything. If im going to format , Im going to format on another manufacturer… That all being said im now 90% going to dump this thing. Looking for a $ynology right now.
This issue asside, people here praying for a performance fix seems unlikly. If you look at all 4 bay NAS on $mallN3tBuil3r:
ALL SoC-1 Marvell based platforms seem to max out around 50MBs
The best one only ranks at #43 in overal rankings and the EX4 is #52.
Average is in the 30MBs which is what I am getting (without CPU load ie unless Convert is “converting nothing”
So it seems a hardware limitation and going to be the limit of this machine.
I f we want performance, were going to have to pay for it. But this thing as buggy as it is and where it is at is not even worth the $350 MSRP. I would value in the $150-200 range of worth. (or thats what WD would have to compenste me to keep debugging it for them…) :wink:
Now I just got to get my data off at its lovely 15MBs… :confounded: