does anyone have link to 2tb x 2tb 01.01.18 firmware image? I don't really want to use new f/w 01.02.14 on wd site.
Are you sure about the version ? 18 ?
01.16 exists, but no 01.18
Just download with http://download.wdc.com/nas/wdhxnc-01.02.06.img with changing the version in URL
It is actually 01.01.18 firmware. yes, I'm sure this is the firmware I have. I remember that seeing that document and it not mentioning this factory firmware. WD site only has the latest firmware and I even tried renaming it to an older 01.01.16, which I really don't want, and it doesn't display a webpage. After years of use, the NAS just auto reboots for no reason several times throughout the day. I cloned the hdds months ago when everything worked fine and used them instead but even those hdds make the NAS reboot several times throughout the day. I even put these hdds in a used WD mbwe ii NAS unit and it has the same issue. Everything else stays online and I verified modem logs. I will now check router logs. I was reading the manual last night and maybe I can just restore a config or do a factory reset if needed.
Try to change your power supply if you can. Could explain the reboot, otherwise it could be the motherboard.
I tried another power supply that came with a used WD mbwe ii NAS unit with the same result. I even tried plugging directly to electrical outlet per WD tech support advice with same result. it may be the m/b. maybe I should buy a new unit and test.
May I suggest something ?
Try to install a fresh firmware on another HDD.
You will be sure it's the motherboard or HDD or software problem.
I was going to follow that post but wanted the same firmware because I know its bugs. I just restored a configuration from last year. the next step would be to restore factory defaults. then i'll try your suggestion too. :) thx.
I think about another potential problem, you do use in HDD ?
If not WDC green, you could be have heat issue and can explain the reboot.
I had the wd greens in for years w/o issue. I cloned them and put them to the side so I could try wd black hdds even though I saw the disclaimer about the green preference. I used wd black hdds for at least 2.5 months and it only overheated twice when I first put them in as I was missing a foot for the NAS at first. I was installing optware programs during this time with the wd black hdds. then, it started auto rebooting the NAS. I put the wd greens back in and still auto rebooting w/o the optware programs. maybe I did damage something but we will see. it's odd that this used WD nas I got for spare parts does the same thing but the owner stated he was using Samsung 2.5" hdd's and I let him keep those.
Im going to try your suggestion as the other options failed. I'll use a green hdd on the used Nas with latest firmware tommorrow
I'm sorry I can't help you with firmware 01.01.18, which was also the firmware version when I bought my My Book.
I have saved the following firmware versions: wdhxnc-01.01.14.img, wdhxnc-01.02.04.img and wdhxnc-01.02.12.img.
Like you, I was reluctant to upgrade, reading about all the trouble users ran into. Still, I found that upgrading to the last version, wdhxnc-01.02.14.img, was not as problematic as I had expected.
I don't know why you mention f/w 02.01.06 which is suitable for the My Book Live only (http://support.wdc.com/nas/rel/eng/MBLRelease_Notes_FW02_01_06_Final_080211.pdf)
(By the way, if you can spare the money, buy a Synology! Great support, 1 OS for all their NAS, great performance, no overheating etc. etc! I should have done this years ago. All the aggravation the My Book has caused, the countless hours of problem solving or reinstalling the firmware!)
you are correct. I didn't want the new f/w and didn't research it and typed it wrong. I've corrected it to 01.02.14. I saw a post on wdc forums where a moderator said they didn't release 01.01.18 to the public or something which explains why I can't find it and why its not mentioned in the pdf above. I did a diagnostic on 1 of 2 of the wd green disk and it repaired bad sectors. I placed it in the NAS alone running in degraded raid mode and it still auto reboots the NAS…lol. i then erased all the content. the other green hdd reports bad sectors too that I haven't repaired and instead cloned to another hdd because I don't want to lose data. I tried getting the new firmware onto the wd green hdd that I repaired bad sectors yesterday but got tired. i'll run it in degraded raid mode and see what happens.
I have f/w 01.02.14 installed on wd green hdds and its ok so far! any bugs on this f/w? I gave up on the wd black hdds as it seemed the power supply couldn't sustain constant activity over many months.
Well, I personally had no problems with 01.02.14, but I'm sure there are bugs in anything WD releases. (Past tense, as my disk has died) On the other hand, many hobbyists are tinkering with their WD disks and then expect everything to remain functional. That is neither realistic nor fair towards WD.
WD recommends only using WD Greens, because of the temperature, so it's no surprise the black disks don't work well (as Dav-M already remarked in his post of 18 May).
Did you manage to save your data?
I'm tinkering with it too and expect it to work…lol. i had featurepacks and optware working just fine for quite some time but I want more out of this NAS. it's not like the cpu is running at 100% at all times, etc. the weird thing was that the wd Black hdds worked for months but now don't want to even let the device power on for a few minutes. I did manage to save my data but know it'll be be a headache to get this back up and running the way it was. as a matter of fact, its still auto rebooting the NAS even after putting optware on it. I've now removed the hdd that has a few bad sectors, wiped the other clean, and started over. we will see if this helps the NAS to stay online. it may be the motherboard as Dav-M said. next, i'll try the other NAS and see if it will stay online. thanks for everyone help. god bless.
I started from scratch with f/w 01.02.14 on backup wd server with its power supply, green hdds, and minimal stuff added and it didn't reboot for the day's test! I don't want to start everything over so I'm going to try to restore everything back to the way it was when it was working fine so i'll just have to recover a few months of work instead of years..lol. I thought I tried this in the past but must review notes. i hope this works out the way I need it to.
i have it up and running w/ the wd hdds i want, a hybrid and a wd black that were running 3 months w/o issue and only had to recover a few months of work. i just needed to replace the power supply. I just wanted to again say thanks.