View Full Version : For people who want to travel confidentially
Access or transfer your files from net, leave hard drive at home.
I can see many uses for this device.
Perhaps. Dropbox (http://www.getdropbox.com/) is a lot easier though - hard to beat free, no gadgets, and about a 2 minute setup. Dropbox and Google docs are all I have needed, though I'm not traveling confidentially much - usually I tell lots of people where I'm going! ;)
Yes, Dropbox is fine if you want your files stored on some third party's server. I can see many reasons why that is not desirable.
For the C-note you'd spend on the gadget, you can buy a year of hosting service with full ftp access - whether or not you build a website. Leaves the maintenance and upgrade hell to the third party.
I back up to CD (not DVD!) then online.
But if you want to shoulder the process, here's another alternative. MY BOOK makes a 1 T-byte drive that has an ethernet connection built-in. Plug it into your router. Configuring internet access is simple. Cost: around 250 USD.
For the same money you can get a router with USB port (I bought an Apple Airport Extreme) and configure reverse DNS, if necessary.
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