FS: Storage Hardware Western Digital My Cloud 4TB NAS

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For Sale ! Download 24x7 without PC, Transmission torrent client and Pyload and loads of other stuff- Check WD community for Guide.
Western Digital My Cloud 4TB Ethernet USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive 4 TB WD


  • Expected Price: Rs 12,500/-
  • Source and Time of Purchase: Bought from ebay, but then built a 12TB nas
  • Reason for Sale: needed bigger capacity, Built a 12TB nas
  • RMA/Servicing history: Never serviced/RMA'd
  • Product Condition: Box opened and HDD powered once or twice for checking purpose only.
  • Purchase Invoice Available: No
  • Company official Indian warranty valid/Remaining Warranty period: Yes - 23 months ( Till 12.07.2017)
  • Product Location: Coimbatore, Tn
  • Preferred Courier: No specific courier/ NeverReach™ Couriers
  • Shipping Charges: Rs 180 extra/N.A
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awesome find :)
make sure it is lan port, not just USB 3.0, cos thats what it says in desc,.

available only at B'lore

Croma Store: Whitefield
CROMA,
Forum Value Mall,Ground Floor Atrium,

No. 62,Whitefield Main Road
Bangalore-560066

Pick Up Time: 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Store Contact Number: 1800 258 3636 (Toll Free)
 
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Quick question

Does this encrypt all the data on the drive like the MyBook Essentials? The USB to SATA controller in the MyBook Essential drives have hardware encryption built-in (Found this out the hard way). So in the event the controller goes kaput, you've lost all your data.
 
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Afaik, no. You are asking if something goes wrong,, can you get back data from hdd? Right?
You can connect the hdd to pc internally and you would be able to recover data.
 
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The disk has 8 partitions
Partition 1 & 2 = /dev/md0 raid 1 partition
Partition 3 = Swap
Partition 4 = all the data
Partition 5 & 6 = Kernel, and backup
Partition 7 & 8 = barebox configuration
 
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Afaik, no. You are asking if something goes wrong,, can you get back data from hdd? Right?
You can connect the hdd to pc internally and you would be able to recover data.
No, that's the problem with these damn things. If the controller in the enclosure goes bad and you try connecting it directly to a PC, you won't be able see any data. Your computer won't recognize the partition as it's encrypted because of the the hardware encryption bridge installed on the SATA to USB controller that's in the enclosure.

Not sure about the NAS version which is why I was asking. Lost a lot of data thanks to one these MyBook external drives when the controller fried.
 
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No, that's the problem with these damn things. If the controller in the enclosure goes bad and you try connecting it directly to a PC, you won't be able see any data. Your computer won't recognize the partition as it's encrypted because of the the hardware encryption bridge installed on the SATA to USB controller that's in the enclosure.

Not sure about the NAS version which is why I was asking. Lost a lot of data thanks to one these MyBook external drives when the controller fried.
Can someone confirm this?
 
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Does it have one hard disk of 4 TB or 2 hard disks of 2 TB each so that RAID 1 can be configured. As far i can see in specs, it does not have any redundancy but you partition info shows RAID1 partition. Just trying to make an informed decision
 
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As you can see from the photo of the drives provided here, This is SINGLE disk of 4TB, here is more info if you need
WDMyCloud:~# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs 1968336 680360 1187988 37% /
/dev/root 1968336 680360 1187988 37% /
tmpfs 40960 3648 37312 9% /run
tmpfs 40960 64 40896 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 10240 0 10240 0% /dev
tmpfs 5120 0 5120 0% /run/shm
tmpfs 102400 2240 100160 3% /tmp
/dev/root 1968336 680360 1187988 37% /var/log.hdd
ramlog-tmpfs 20480 7360 13120 36% /var/log
/dev/sda4 3841069352 201432 3762821856 1% /DataVolume
/dev/sda4 3841069352 201432 3762821856 1% /CacheVolume
/dev/sda4 3841069352 201432 3762821856 1% /nfs/TimeMachineBackup
/dev/sda4 3841069352 201432 3762821856 1% /nfs/Public
/dev/sda4 3841069352 201432 3762821856 1% /nfs/SmartWare
WDMyCloud:~# hdparm -I /dev/sda4

/dev/sda4:

ATA device, with non-removable media
Model Number: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0
Serial Number: WD-WCC4xxxxxxxx
Firmware Revision: 80.00A80
Transport: Serial, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6, SATA Rev 3.0
Standards:
Supported: 9 8 7 6 5
Likely used: 9
Configuration:
Logical max current
cylinders 16383 16383
heads 16 16
sectors/track 63 63
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CHS current addressable sectors: 16514064
LBA user addressable sectors: 268435455
LBA48 user addressable sectors: 7814037168
Logical Sector size: 512 bytes
Physical Sector size: 4096 bytes
Logical Sector-0 offset: 0 bytes
device size with M = 1024*1024: 3815447 MBytes
device size with M = 1000*1000: 4000787 MBytes (4000 GB)
cache/buffer size = unknown
Nominal Media Rotation Rate: 5400

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[DOUBLEPOST=1441032279][/DOUBLEPOST]here is reply from wd community regarding HW encryption - http://community.wd.com/t5/My-Cloud/hardware-encryption/td-p/899576
 
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No, that's the problem with these damn things. If the controller in the enclosure goes bad and you try connecting it directly to a PC, you won't be able see any data. Your computer won't recognize the partition as it's encrypted because of the the hardware encryption bridge installed on the SATA to USB controller that's in the enclosure.

Not sure about the NAS version which is why I was asking. Lost a lot of data thanks to one these MyBook external drives when the controller fried.
Hi chetansha,

There is no hardware encryption on the WD My Cloud, but you can just set user permissions through it's dashboard.
 
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