Reviews and Problems with Western Digital ShareSpace 8TB
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Ok network storage but with some faults
29 September 2010
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...
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: I have been developing a problem with video files. I have too many. My family has had several video cameras now for 15 years. Recently I purchased a Panasonic Hi-Def digital video camera. It records to SD cards, which fill up quickly.
Summary: As the title indicates the setup for this network drive was very simple and did not have any issues accessing it from XP, Vista, and Windows 7 laptops. The next hurdle will be trying to access it from my Linux laptop. The only issues was trying to access the data from a remote location.
Summary: Very disappointed that the sharespace does not work with external USB drives formatted in NTFS. I've had two different sharespaces's and both exhibited the same problem. Neither sharespace was able to share out a NTFS formatted USB drive.