I am new to the world of NAS (I have the WD EX2 8TB), but I really thought if the NAS had a solid connection to network (it’s obviously wired) it would just show up as a drive in the Finder’s sidebar. But it doesn’t. Now, sometimes it does, but right now for example, it’s only showing up if I do the command-k and use the afp protocol. When I do that, however, it comes with the big question mark next to its name.
So, my question is: Why won’t this mount reliably? Am I running the latest OS X with all the updates and the NAS was updated to the latest firmware. Isn’t it just supposed to show up all the time that it’s running?
Sorry if I sound like a doofus. I feel way incompetent and am really hoping it’s something I’m doing wrong (rather than a bad unit that has to go back).