QUOTE(t3n @ Feb 8 2018, 09:37 AM)
Hi, anyone use WD cloud storage before? Can someone please give any comment on this compare to cloud storage?
- best privacy
- price is cheaper than cloud storage in long run
- electricity bills
- hard disk failure (thats the reason i get the duo version, RAID 1)
I still using google drive for my documents. WD is use to store my valuable photos and videos.
Any comment is highly appreciated!!
1) My Cloud Home Duo 4TB - RM 1,599
2) Pcloud storage 2TB lifetime - RM 1,050
I'm using WD My Cloud Mirror 6TB, Synology DS216Play and OneDrive 1TB.
Having my own personal cloud at home giving me a fast access on data store and share among my other PC or family member sharing data such as photos, videos and entertainment contents within my house on various devices such as TV and AV systems (nowadays, home theater, smart TV can stream video from your NAS).
My WD is for photos and iphone recorded videos, and some none company related working data (I do freelance).
My Synology is purely for entertainment, movie, Kodi, iTunes library etc. Also use for staging photo storing when I need to uploads photo when I travelling.
My OneDrive, is just for Microsoft Office.
WD is straight forward products, which is good for average users, but the upload or download speed is slow.... very slow.
Synology able to customized quite a number of thing, such as you can even build your own email server, IM groups within your family and install others plugin for more function (Do some research your self)
Privacy wise, WD is OK, Sinology is better, both no issue on average people, as many do not know how to hack, but, and I assuming you not familiar with firewall setting on your broadband router, otherwise, it will be perfect, if you know how to use NAT, Firewall, you already can easily prevent almost 90% of people hacking or stole/access your Data
Personal cloud is never a low cost investment, I do not invest on it based on low cost in mind, personal cloud could be more expensive than you expected, I am not referring to your electric bills, I'm refer to the possible fauly of your device operating 24hours a day under given condition may affecting the life cycle of your storage device.
While OneDrive, I am using it just because of it is free from Microsoft Office 365.
In summary, if you're not a frequently accessing your data store in the cloud, any cloud storage provider is good enough. The cheaper the better, but read review from others regarding the service provider. OneDrive used to be very bad on IOS but it is not the case nowadays.
Personal Cloud is perfect for LAN access, and sometimes over the WAN, this is depend on your broadband and ISP quality.