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5.2 out of 10

Western Digital ShareSpace 8TB

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Reviews and Problems with Western Digital ShareSpace 8TB

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Overall 2


Tpavesi, Amazon
7 August 2013
  • Summary: Crashes every day. Has a terrible RAID speed. You cannot install bigger drives (only if their brand is WD). Reading and writing speeds are terrible (My 10Mb/s Flashdrive is faster). WD has to learn a lot about NAS. I would recommend a DROBO or Synology instead.
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Overall 2


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.
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Overall 2

Waste of Money for this product

Krushna Padhi, Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: I never trust this product, so we bought another HDD to back up our data. We has lost lot of data from time to time. WD was able to replace it, but still we have the same issue. Looks like this design is bad and its really expensive.
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Overall 2

The whole unit failed after 2 disk drive failures in 18 months.

C. S. Hsu "Simon H", Amazon
28 October 2012
  • Summary: The whole unit failed after 2 disk drive failures and days of rescue operations. It's slow and unreliable. I can bear with the slow trasmission speed. But the high risk of data loss is simply unacceptable to me.
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Overall 2

Horrible drive, abysmal service - DO NOT BUY

D Coop, Amazon
7 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought this drive and have had many problems. It worked well for a while, but then I was unable to get to the data on my drive. I was told (at first) that it was data corruption. I reset the drive back to factor condition and had to lose all of my data. The reset took over a week. Technical support did not answer my questions. After the reset it was still not working.
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Overall 2

Great if you don't want to keep your data safe

B. Cappel "bx69", Amazon
11 March 2012
  • Summary: Have had one of these for two years. I got concerned about it after I started seeing bad reviews for it losing data. Occasionally the error light would flash, rebooting the device cured it. Since I almost had it full, I purchased a Synology 1511 a few months ago and started transferring all my data to that device. The error light started flashing again a few days ago. All the data is gone with the error "Datavolume does not exist".
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Overall 2


T. Weber "Weekend tool geek", Amazon
28 February 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4

Disk failure after 2 weeks

Dissapointed, Amazon
28 November 2011
  • Summary: I got it setup pretty easily. The accompanying software did not show me any buttons, but I've had experience setting up small networks so I was able to do everything through the http interface provided by the unit. The unit was working great for two weeks, then it reported that it was running in degraded mode. After resetting the unit the status showed that disk 3 had failed. Why would a hard drive fail after two weeks of use?
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Overall 10

This really meets high expectations

Mats, Amazon
21 November 2011
  • Summary: I have had this Product for more than 18 months in operation now. I use it for storage of huge number of family photos, music (currently over 7000 songs) and all digitized Videos (Video 8/Hi8/DV)from the past 15 years. I also use it as a backup server for all my family client PC's (5 laptops). The built-in StreamServer streams music to client PC's as well as over my Sonos wireless Soundsystem. It all works perfectly well.
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Overall 8

WD 4TB Sharespace

Shane, Amazon
10 October 2011
  • Summary: Installed in office with no problems. Speed seems to be ok. Took overnight for first saved backup. After that, files saved automatically when connected to network.
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