Dropbox vs. Western Digital My Cloud

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ATZ74

Can you back up your data to MyCloud via a local wi-fi network?

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Its_Not_Me

Synology.

Bitches.

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petrol42

I use WD MyCloud and OneDrive frequently.

One disadvantage of MyCloud is the speed that you could download the files you need to your device depends on the Upload speed of your internet connection at home.

My internet connection only has a 1 mb/s upload speed and that speed is fine for small file downloads and to stream music to my devices but it's too slow to play movies off of my WD MyBook NAS.

A major disadvantage to OneDrive and I'd imagine all the other cloud storage services is that they scan your files and will block files that they feel infringe a copyright.

One day, I opened up my OneDrive app on my Android device to show someone a picture and when I went to open the pictures folder, there was a message telling me that they have blocked my pictures folder because they think a picture infringed a copyright and I had to contact Microsoft to get it resolved. What kind of BS is that? And on top of that, I don't think I had any pictures that infringed any copyright.

If I had a faster internet upload speed, I would use WD MyCloud exclusively because I'M in control of my files.

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ZX9RDan89

Sadly, MyCloud is useless for folks who, like me, cannot get unlimited internet plans. The idea of using my 120GB of monthly data for my NAS is just practical.

I know, the argument is true when it comes to my uploading stuff to Dropbox, but the shared content doesnt hit MY data cap.

My Opinion Doesn't Matter.

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beatyas

"Every power user has hopped on the cloud storage bandwagon..."

I stopped reading right there. Newbie editor?

"Power users" have solved their own version of cloud storage without the need for a 3rd party vendor to take their money as a result of technological ignorance. That's why they are power users instead of standard users.

Only a fool would depend on (outsource reliability and necessity of file access) beyond yourself without an absolute guarantee on up-time and a financial payout (penalty clause) due to an outage, data loss, or hacking. (Dropbox has been hacked at least once).

Off-site backups with something like RSYNC with 3 or more nodes. That would be a useful article.

I challenge MPC to prove they really are 'maximum' and write a competent backup and replication article, instead of the veiled marketing we usually get (such as this one).

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Cperezt

Oh great and powerful OZ. Do enlighten us with your great cloud solution. In fact, I challenge you to write something up. How about it? No? Ok then. Sit down, go back to your parents basement. Thanks.

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beatyas

But, I live in my parents' basement?! You're obviously not interested...

OR...

Being clued into something that relies upon the proper sequencing of open source with scripting, being converted into a sale-able product scares you.

I make money doing what I do. And am happy to NOT just let the cat out of the bag for an MPC troll.

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Cperezt

Yup. It scares me. Especially coming from someone calling me a troll. Let's see here:

Who came in stating the'd stopped reading after the first sentence of the article?
Who's asking if the editor was a newbie?
Who came in here asking MPC to prove they are maximum by writing a competent (in other words, in your eyes they are not) article?

So lets hear it, OZ. What is your grandmaster solution?

If you're afraid of sharing, write to maximum pc. I'm sure they'd also be very intersted (or maybe not) in what you have to say.

Perhaps next time you might want to try writing a constructive post, not just coming in here and insulting MPC and presenting challeges.

Cheers mate!

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Innomasta

Buzzwords ahoy!

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Random

Can you give more details on your personal cloud storage solution that not only behaves like Dropbox, but is also more robust and secure?

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beatyas

@RANDOM
I can...

It's part of a business strategy for what my company does. I will mention RSYNC (mirroring), virtualized pfSense (intrasite linking), IPSEC based VPN (pfSense raccoon), VPN accounts. And morrored storage, between each site over a site-to-site IPSEC VPN link, one per link.

And I will tell you nothing else.

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Innomasta

Lol you're cool. You work at Geek Squad it's okay to tell the truth.

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JosephColt

Google drive offers an excellent solution for cheap.

$2 a month for 100GB, or $10 a month for 1TB.

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vrmlbasic

And they killed the app to access it from Android...

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JosephColt

What are you taking about? The app is on android still.

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majorsuave

Not only the app is but even better: ES file manager makes it really easy to drag and drop content from Google Drive to your device, a SMB share, a NAS device or another cloud service.

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fellowleo

Is this a fair comparison? Dropbox is off site and Western Digital My Cloud is at your home where it can be stolen, burned, drenched, dropped, electrically damaged, hacked, and/or impaled. Am I being paranoid? Isn't that the point of off-site storage?
There are a thousand and one ways to get the functionality of a NAS Drive that is accessible at home or out there in the world so what you are really comparing is the Dropbox vs the My Cloud App.
I've used Dropbox for years and it's never failed me. I have had more hard drives failed on me than I care to recall...
There are two types of hard drives in the world. Those that have failed, and those that are going to fail...

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Innomasta

Should do a Dropbox VS Onedrive battle next! I've found both to be very comparable.