I can’t make this stuff up.
My first post August 8, 2018 went up on August 18, 2018 but it allowed me to backdate to the cool time of 8:08 so cest la vie, right? Lord have mercy, once I got the darn thing written my hosting site was like “…mmm better not” and I spent until 11:30pm on hold with support at which time they told me they didn’t know and would be in touch. Lord. Have. Mercy. I am trying to start a blog here, people!
Anyway. My laptop is on its way out. I’m stingy cheap so I bought a late 2014 model MacBook Pro with 250gb memory and it’s so full it’s taking me back to memories of dial-up. The last time I opened Photoshop I had to stop working because my scratch disks were too full. It wouldn’t allow me to do anything like, oh I don’t know, save my work. I’ve been cringing more than you.
I bought a WD MyCloud 4TB drive somewhere in 2016 thinking I would never use that much storage. I’m computer savvy. I can work the Willy Wonka particle transfer machine.
Turns out I have no idea whatsoever how to put the two things together. I’m fairly certain I’ve backed up my computer about 3.75 times but I can’t bet the eternal life of my years of photos and documents on this thing. I’m a a digital hoarder along with everything else. The uploads fail constantly and I’m losing connection left and right. It’s been awful. But guys, I wanted a nice headshot of myself yesterday, got my husband involved to take said headshot, got interrupted by the scratch disk photoshop issue and lost. My. Shit. I am supposed to be starting a blog here!!
I get the idea that there’s got to be a way to connect these two items physically to see what’s inside the drive. There’s a USB port on the back of the WD. I go to Best Buy today to get a USB to USB adapter since that’s the one cord this house doesn’t own.
It doesn’t work.
Like nothing happens.
A weird program I’ve never seen opens and says it’s not compatible with iOS. Cool.
Now I’m on YouTube and this guy is talking about Gigabit Ethernet Switches…what?!
Ok, I am a master Googler, I’ve got this. I’ve landed on what might be the best help guide for networking a WD MyCloud.
I went to Best Buy and got a usb to usb cord for no reason. Shocker. The USB port on the back of my MyCloud is for USB flash drives. Bu-cawk! I have an old 8GB laying around here somewhere…
Found not the flash drive I had hoped for, this one only has 4GB but whatever, I’ll take what I can get at this point. I unload some who knows what onto it and delete it from my computer. I gain some speed. I plug the flash drive into the WD and nothing happens. That’s a different horse for a different day. I am confident that whatever I put on the flash is safe for now. Back to my original dilemma.
Ha le luja, Google is good!
The WD is hard-wired to my internet router. To set up my home network, I have to have everything physically connected to my router as well. I have to get an Ethernet cord to connect my computer for a faster, more secure, transfer.
SO, tomorrow I’m taking this cord back to Best Buy. And will try again in the future.
No word from my host about the page issues…
I may be having some annoying as hell setbacks but please believe this blog is coming along.
Connect with me eventually at firstname.lastname@example.org
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