Still having time out issues with latest. Using media player to connect to a share of a WD Elements drive plugged into an Airport Extreme. As mentioned by myself and others, these drives are very aggressive in going to sleep whenever they can. Problem is they are slow to spin up. You either need to actively touch the connection during this wait time to wait for a repsonse, or give us the ability to adjust the wait time (maybe up to 90 sec in 10 second increments or something in a setting?).
What I have to do if the drive has gone to sleep is pick the share favorite from the menu… media player tries to connect… times out. I hit menu to go back and try again… wait… time out… then usually on the third try it finally comes right up because by then the drive has spun up after being ‘woken up’ by the first attempt.
I submit error reports to you from the Maintenance menu often after this happens. Hope you can figure it out, there are probably a lot of WD elements drives out there because they were/are so common and inexpensive for the capacity.