I'm sure it's fixable (and I think the web and application support isn't too bad actually), but it's not just easy--I'm gonna ha
10 July 2014
Summary: One thing to know is there is NO WAY to upload stuff to this drive without doing it via wifi. In other words, if you have massive amounts of data you wanna have backed up on it, you can't plug in a usb3 cable and upload it, then hook it up to your network. You have to upload 8tb of data via wifi which can take days and days. I woulda probably looked elsewhere had I known this prior to purchase. It also definitely keeps giving me problems with my apple time machine.
Summary: I used this as an external drive for my iTunes library and it was a nightmare. It would constantly disconnect and cause iTunes to go back to the default directory. Also it made updates and syncing nearly impossible(they would take ages). I will stick with a wired drive and let my Mac control the wireless sharing. It does a much better job.
I have owned this for a little over a year and about to get rid of it.
Jorge Linares, Amazon
10 April 2014
Summary: The concept is great and setup is simple however, the speed is horrible and 3 times I have had to do a complete back up of 500 GB, which takes FOREVER. I have restored to factory settings this last time and now it will probably take me week to back up everything again with speeds i am getting. I will am now doing research to purchase another FireWire800 external, which i now will be fast.
These large external storage devices are fairly well designed and easy to use.
rhodoguru "tlaw", Amazon
4 April 2014
Summary: If one uses a NAS then this is moderately priced and durable. The associated software works easily. A word of caution is to be careful shutting one down without following their exact instructions.
Summary: I thought I buy a product which gives me a personal cloud and has data protection in case the drives fails. Here my comments: 1. Cloud? Can you remember when you dialed into the net with a 14k modem? That's how fast "the cloud" works. In my Apple wifi home network. 2. Data backup? Drive failed (the unit not the HDD's) under warranty. WD sent me a replacement. So my simple mind told me: take the old HDD's out and insert into new unit and you are ready to go.
Overheating If you are ok to stop watching a movie in between go for it
INFOGLAZEdotCOM "IGS", Amazon
25 February 2014
Summary: The unit gets pretty over heated with continuous use. There is no cooling fan in this and the disk get really hot and you can't even touch. The led will go yellow blinking that means the system too hot and is shut down.....