Reviews and Problems with Western Digital ShareSpace 8TB
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Painfully slow network access
9 August 2013
Summary: As others have reported, it's a great price (or was at the time of purchase) for 4TB RAID. The problem is that getting your files off is painfully slow. What's the point of putting a gigabit card in the device if you are never going to get data off of it faster than at 10-15mbps? Boo to Western Digital on this one!
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.
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: Had two, first one fried entirely. Data lost, second one, useless with Apple time machine, Traded it for a Western Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB, which is cheaper, newer, not discontinued, works with iPads, iPhones, and Apple Time Machine on my macbook pro. Glad to be rid of this unit.
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.
Summary: As I said I've had it a few years now. In the first year one of the four drives failed. WD exchanged it with a new drive. I swapped them out and it's all good again and still going. I got a fright but lost nothing. I love the speed of it over my GBit network.
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.
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.
Summary: The interface software via HTTP is well laid out and set up is a breeze. The FTP interface is excellent and works well for off site backups between sites. Setting up multiple user logins via FTP is rather useful, each user has access to their own shared volume or the shared volume can be shared among other users if you set it up to do so.
Summary: Got this for work 3 weeks ago. Config - Raid5 - for file sharing. Its so slow, why bother with a Gbit nic? The throughput is average at 5MB/s or about 4-5% of the Gbit nic capacity. Hope you can avoid a lemon. I hate it.