Bah, this 4tb puppy is going back to BestBuy. I can get a 4tb Seagate GoFlex for $219.00 and attach it to my file server for now. I have a Dell 2950 server coming in the next few weeks from work that they no longer will be using and it has 6 SATA bays, so I'll just load it up and put Freenas on it and get more functionality and performance.
I'm tired of these crappy Mybookworld devices. The transfer rate is horrible and they still freeze up under high, sustained load. I thought the new firmware resolved that issue, but a multi file, lengthy batch file transfer last night quickly squashed that notion. Not worth the $399.00. With that you could almost buy a decent 4 bay Synology ( without disks of course), but still makes for a better investment. These MBW's just suck.
I'll keep the 2tb mbwe that I have had for some time now just for shits and giggles, but the newly acquired 4tb model is going back to the store. A NAS device on a gigabit network that maxes out at 120 Mbps write under medium load and completely tanks and crashes under moderate load just isn't worth it's price point in my opinion. Plus with a Synology or something like a freenas solution I can get iscsi and a host of other useful features. I'm not sure exactly what market the MBW's are aimed at, but it's not me. Maybe I'm too heavy a user and this is just meant for streaming music or video ( which I could live with and certainly has it's place, but when I can't even get my media collection on to the stupid device without hours and hours of time coupled with multiple hangs and crashes, it doesn't even well serve that purpose, does it?)
Anyway, enough rambling. Enjoy your devices all, just not up to task for me. IF they were a bit cheaper I could see the allure, but when I can populate an old pc for just the cost of the drives and get more functionality and vastly better performance with someting like Freenas, I just don't see why anyone would buy these devices.