Reviews and Problems with Western Digital ShareSpace 8TB
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*** AVOID AT ALL COSTS***
J Homes, Amazon
12 April 2013
Summary: I feel it appropriate to warn any potential buyers to stay well clear of this device and even more so of the awful so called support that comes with it! We buy this devices to back up what we deem to be precious or important to warrant this quantity of money. When it work it sort of works well?! How ever when it goes wrong you have lost everything. It started just locking up for no reason and needed constant reboots to get connections established.
Summary: Purchased an 8tb unit in August 2009. It has worked well last two and one half years. Over the last few months I have been reading about product failures and wondering what if..... Well I don't need to wonder any longer as just a few days ago I noticed sluggish transfer speeds and then got an email from the system saying it was running in "degraded mode" with blinking red LED light on front of unit. I called WD and they have issued an RMA.
Summary: I have this and it's hick brother. Looking at the case. Looking at the back of the unit. Looking at the drives and connectors and what do I see? What this unit is, is an Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d with bigger hard drives. It just has a different color case and controls. Don't get too excited tho... It seems to work as well as the StorCenter also. The trouble seems to be the drive.
Summary: At one point, I had trouble with one drive that needed replacement. Western Digital replaced it and it rebuilt fine. I notice a little lag sometimes, but otherwise I've no real issues with it.
Summary: After loosing all of our data that nearly took my wife and I 2 months to put on the sharespace, we thought we were loving life for our home hard drive that would serve as our home network of home movies, photos, and downloaded movies. After my wife finished about 350 cinema movies we had some freezing of the share space. After a technician looked at it, it was determined that a drive was bad.
If you care about performance DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
Bryan Hryszkanich, Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: I purchased this NAS a few months ago specifically because the technical specs said gigabit ethernet. I use my NAS for streaming media to my TVs in my house, so performance is important to me. When I recieved this unit, I noticed immediately that it was slow transfering. I was getting 10 mb, not even 100mb.. 10mb!!!
Summary: Basically its a good NAS as long as you dont have any drive failures. What is weird is that WD packs these with green drives when they specifically recommend against using their green drives in a RAID environment due to the Time-Limited Error Recovery times being longer on desktop drives as opposed to their Raid Edition drives that cost twice as much.
Pros: Good storage solution with Raid 0, 1, 5 support. New firmware adds SSH access. User permission management across folders is a plus as well.
Cons: Drives are not hot-swappable and my initial Raid 5 build took 26 hours to complete.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS NAS! I would give this thing a 0 if that were possible. This is a terrible RAID 5 solution. After only 2 weeks of use one of the hard drives appears to have failed...but the whole point of RAID 5 is as long as only one drive fails you should be able to rebuild the array and not lose any data. That was most certainly not the case.
Summary: Needed more space for pictures and family videos. This thing works as advertised. Plugged it into power and network. Software that came with it works very nicely. Surely, not inexpensive, but if this size of storage is what you need, then this product will not disappoint.