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DIY cloud storage?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by cheese9988, Oct 9, 2015.

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    So I'm looking for a hard drive that I can just plug into the router and get network access without a shared computer. I'm thinking cloud storage, but what I really want is just a strait drive that i can bring up on the road. Any easy way to do this?
     
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    I use this and it works great. I can access the files from anywhere and can manage from my laptop. I use it to store just about everything. Most of my movies are on there. 400+ movies that I access via my PS3 and stream through my tv.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KWLXRK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01

    edit: I paid $149 for mine without a disk about 3 years ago. Now you can get it for $45 and install as much hd as you want. I bought 2 tb for $109. So much cheaper now. Very easy to install the hd.
     
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    That's exactly what I'm looking for!

    If you set it up as a storage on an Android device, will the Android automatically find media on it?
     
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    not too sure on that one. i use an iPhone. but with that said, i'm sure you can enter the http address and access. let me google real quick.
     
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    Here is what is on Synology. https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/faq/587

    I don't know if you will automatically "find" it. It's difficult because of how the files are managed and converted to a device. What is your end goal that you are trying to do?
     
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    I'm looking for a fixed storage device that I can add to the laptop, phone, tablet, etc. But it needs to be accessible from anywhere, and have a map-able drive.
     
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    storage is the easy thing, but having the files there for you to access via your device is harder. ie, it's hard to just stream a movie/music because the files have to be compatible and often times you need to download it from your NAS. Accessing NAS (network attached storage) from a laptop is easy. It's the file conversion to phone and tablets that is hard.
     
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    If you can point to a single device that stores all of your data, it's not "cloud." Just food for thought.

    If the vendor can say "it's in this server, in this rack, in this DC" it's not "cloud."
     
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    This is one of the biggest debates I have at work. Mention the words "private" and "cloud" in the same sentence and 100,000 people lose their shit. One way or the other, you're wrong. lol
     
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    Private cloud is shared by an org behind a firewall. it's not really a cloud. it's more like a storm cell :D
     
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    It's a rain-water barrel. Or information silo.
     
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