Reviews and Problems with Western Digital ShareSpace 8TB
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Terrible - RUN AWAY FROM IT
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.
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: 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.
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: 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".
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.
Very, very, very slow with no support for OS X Lion as of yet
7 September 2011
Summary: I purchased an WD 4 TB ShareSpace and was very excited to get my photos on a raid backup device. I was pleasently surprised by the unit itself and the options available through the web interface. This was the cheapest 4 TB unit that I had found, maybe that should have given me something to be concerned about. My biggest complaint was the speed of the unit.
Summary: After a recent power failure, my system lost its configuration information. My RAID 5 volume now has drives with good data, but the ShareSpace offers no way to rejoin the drives to the array without formatting the drives. On contacting the manufacturer, I received the following response: "RAID is redundancy for a hardware failure and should not be considered as a backup. In this case the hardware did not fail, but the data on the drives has become corrupted.
Summary: This thing is not a good idea! I assumed this was the safest storage available because of the raid redundancy. "If a drive inside the box dies, just replace the drive and you're back and running again" WRONG! It wasn't a drive that died, it was the box. If the box dies, there is no way to recover the data! I hired a tech, and he even consulted with level 2 tech support at WD.