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Worried about cloud storage privacy and cost? Check out Transporter

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Worried about cloud storage privacy and cost? Check out Transporter
This is a neat idea that is online, yet off-cloud. It addresses the legitimate concerns that many have with regards to ownership of data that is uploaded and stored in some cloud services.

While cloud storage does have perfectly acceptable applications, it is not for everything. There are alternatives of course, like network attached storage (NAS) devices, but depending on your know-how, it is not always the easiest way to share content, and in some cases, may incur a cost to access the data outside of that local network via a web-portal. That is where Transporter comes in.

Transporter is a hardware storage solution which can be easily configured to share data with others who also have a Transporter. You can decide specifically what you want to share, and with whom to share it with. What is also neat about Transporter is you can also configure how much bandwidth you want it to use while it updates content with other Transporter devices. Because it is a hardware solution, you do not have to pay recurring cloud storage fees, and because you can back-up and share with any Transporter anywhere, as well as access it with your laptop or handheld, you get the cloud, without the “cloud.”

Funding for the project is being crowd-sourced on Kickstarter. The company is nearly half-way to their goal of $100,000 with just over 30 days to go. Check out the videos below to learn more about this nifty storage solution.

source: Transporter (via Kickstarter)






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posted on 09 Dec 2012, 05:46 1

1. amiaq (Posts: 450; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I used a similar concept of product called "Pogoplug" before 2-3 years ago "Your own cloud sorage" for you mobile device but because of the "ADSL+" where that upload is very slow it became next to useless. Still got it in my garage as a door stopper.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 06:47

2. tango_charlie (Posts: 82; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


"With Transporter, you pay one time and can share thousands of files of any size or type with anyone who owns a Transporter. "

So everyone needs a transporter so that I can share files with them? Why not just use a good NAS for example like from Synology?

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 08:25 1

3. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


A Good NAS and proper router setup certainly beat the pants of this idea. Fail..........

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 09:17 4

4. T.... (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Technology has certainly reached a point where people create unnecessary problems for themselves, whatever happened to good ol' USB -- I mean it saves unnecessary data costs, reserves bandwidth for much more important needs, cuts down on overall radiation exposure, reduces the energy needed to power up local and online servers. What single benefit does cloud storage bring to the consumer apart from creating another avenue to waste 'excess' unlimited data? None.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:29 1

6. aahmed215 (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


You don't have to carry around a USB all the time. You can also share content with someone on the other side of the planet without physical access to your USB.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 07:32

7. T.... (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


True, but that's why we have something called e-mail, unless you want to be able to share everything on your phone with someone on another side of the planet.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 09:25

5. antmiu2 (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


doesnt seem a great idea.. but a good nas will cost you a lot

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