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Windows 7: Nas Cloud storage

25 Dec 2013   #1
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Nas Cloud storage

WD My Cloud 1-Bay 2TB Personal Cloud Storage | Ebuyer.com

Any thoughts on this Please,My son is thinking of getting one and he's interested in the pros and cons.
Thanks.


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25 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Pro: Cloud = convenience

Con: Cloud = lower security*

Con: the drive will eventually fail
(Any files kept on any media should be backed up to at least one other location.)


*There is nothing that WD can do that will ever make this totally safe. The same is true for any cloud service. If it did not offer the cloud service, it would be safer. So, what is more important:
Lots of convenience or the relatively slim chance of a break in?
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26 Dec 2013   #3
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Many Thanks.
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26 Dec 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome.

People bring me these external drives and beg me to get their files off of them.
Sometimes I can.
Sometimes I can't :-(

Never put all of your digital eggs into one basket :-)
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26 Dec 2013   #5
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Excellent tip
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26 Dec 2013   #6
gacuxz

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I agree. I would think about device with RAID support in case of HDD failure. Maybe something of NAS Drive, Network Drive, RAID, Business Storage | Seagate
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