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Hi all -
Just looking to see if anyone else's experience with the WD Photos app is the same as mine. The forum at WD for their Photos app is pretty sparse so it appears not many people use it. I've included my experience with the MyBook itself to give some perspective.
I use a WD MyBook World Edition, have had it maybe a year, and in general its been a buggy, unsupported device from WD (my opinion). Any ways, I downloaded the WD Photos app to see if maybe it could be a bright spot in an otherwise bad experience with the MyBook.
About 6 months ago I had disabled Mionet and other services running on the drive to simply use it as a NAS that I could put TimeMachine backups on and also as a second backup for photos (I no longer use it like this). It has run more reliably since, but not 100%. To get WD Photos to work, you do need Mionet up and running so I had to re-enable that service. Since then my drive has been "unresponsive" every few days.
On the app side, it was really easy to setup. Just login to your Mionet account and you can connect to any Mionet devices you have registered. Oddly though, it looks like it will take a week or longer to generate thumbnails or whatever type of cache it sets up to display all photos on my Incredible. Every day I reset the app's cache and I see more photos so I know it is chugging along, but man it is slow! Also, when the drive goes unresponsive, there is no way to restart Mionet from the app or to reboot the drive from the app. You have to be connected to the local network, access the drive, and restart the services or reboot the drive. Kind of defeats the purpose of being able to remotely access your photos, or files in general if you use the web based Mionet.
Any ways, anyone else using this app? Same experience as me?