Questions about Western Digital MyBook Remote Access Storage
Posted on 2009-04-24
A friend of mine just bought a Western Digital - My Book World Edition 1TB Remote Access Storage System.
His plan is to use it as a file server and to house a dBase database for network access.
I am not familiar with these devices at all.
Can a networked database application that uses dBase files read/write the dBase files if they are stored on one of these devices?
He has already ran into strange issues with file permissions just trying to copy files up to the device. (He copied a folder from his laptop to the device and then he tried to create a new folder inside the copied folder and it would not let him.)
And now he can't delete files that he copied up to the device.
I couldn't figure out how you control permissions.
He does not have the software installed that came with the drive because it was messing up his drive letters. So he uninstalled it.
I was able to http into the device, but I still couldn't see any obvious ways to control file level permissions.
And from his XP machine when you right-click a folder on the device you can't get to any security settings.
Is this a decent product? Should he return it and get something different?
I googled the product and found some less than favorable reviews...
Any suggestions here would be much appreciated.