Review of Western Digital Sharespace 8TB NAS Model WDA4NC80000N

The Western Digital ShareSpace NAS provides a compact and simple way to store large amounts of data with multiple computers on a local network. While not a full fledged "server" the Network Attached Storage device does give you a cost effect answer to this need. Be certain however you backup your data either locally on your computer or on a completely other system. RAID is not backup it is simply redundancy across multiple disks, and in using this device or any RAID, you may one day find out the hard way that proprietary boxes do not allow for easy recovery of data in a situation gone foul. Furthermore, the firmware "update" that will present itself in the web management console of this particular device, has the potential to severely damage the RAID management procedure and ultimately lead to data corruption. Your only real solution to inaccessible data on a partially flashed board, may be to try to purchase another full device (if you can find it for sale still) and swap the drives out (be sure to maintain the same RAID disk order however). Below are a couple options for purchasing the same model WD ShareSpace NAS.