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?!
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Avoid this product. I purchased this product and discovered theirs a design flaw in the firm ware that fills the drives with false data and crashes the device. After allot of back and forth with WD. I stripped and wiped the drives. Use them to build my own server at a great monetary loss.