||It's Going Back !! - 03/03/2014 11:50:45
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]
Twonky Media and iTunes servers included.
EVERY file stored on the device is scanned and cataloged by WD's software. From what I've read on their forums, this is done to allow for rapid access of thumbnails when using the MyCloud feature to browse the unit. Since I purchased this unit mainly as a backup device for my desktop and laptop PC's I find this action to be ridiculous!
The iTunes and Twonky services can be stopped which did help just a tiny bit with performance. Unfortunately WD's File Scan cannot be. The result is very slow file copy and GUI performance. Don't take my word for it, visit WD Community Forums to see for yourself.
There are many interesting features built into this unit. For my needs however, quick response is a must, something the WDMyCloud does not have.
My unit is less than a week old. I'm so dissatisfied with its performance that this morning I decided to return it. A Full Factory Restore was started three hours ago - it's at 5%. Based on what I've read in the WD Community Forums, the unit should be restored to default settings by tomorrow evening - shesh. Once it is, it goes back to the store for a refund!