Creating a cloud backup yourself
If you have been dealing with a lot of warnings about running low on storage space lately then you should definitely consider getting your own cloud backup. We live in an era wherein almost everyone has access to a smartphone, which is why we are amassing photographs, videos and other types of files like never before. Gone are the days when external hard drive were the only means of mass storage. Today, a better option would be to store one’s files up there on a cloud. Unlike hard drives, a cloud backup is not physical in nature, but rather virtual as it is supported by a server. Also, unlike hard drives, you can gain access to the cloud anytime anywhere as long as you have a stable internet connection!
One of the questions that come to the minds of people when they are considering cloud backup is ‘How safe is it?’ Well, the answer is definitely in the affirmative because the data on cloud storage is generally encrypted and remains encrypted until the time it is retrieved. Also, a reputable cloud storage system will have top notch encryption algorithms which are hard to crack, therefore the files will be accessible to the owner alone and nobody else. Of course, cloud storage isn’t 100% safe, but then again so is the data on your local backup or hard drive!
Big cloud, small cloud
Now, you have the choice of opting for cloud storage from big names like Google, Microsoft or Apple. However, a lot of people do not wish to put their personal or sensitive data on these servers or pay monthly fees for usage of cloud storage services. Besides, uploading data on such clouds via a slow internet connection can be quite frustrating. These are some basic inherent disadvantages of distributed cloud services. Therefore, a better solution would be to make one’s own cloud backup. So, are you wondering about ‘How to make my own cloud backup’ already?
The answer to the question ‘How to make my own cloud backup?’ is very simple. First things first, you need to choose a reliable and reputable company offering hard drives with cloud backup facility. Seagate and Western Digital are two of the most popular picks in this regard. While Seagate offers ‘Personal Cloud’, Western Digital offers ‘My Cloud’, both of which can be used as your own personal cloud backup. These allow users to experience the best of both worlds: the speed, economic viability and storage space of an external hard disk and the convenience of online cloud storage.
These are fairly easy to set up as well. All you need to do is to power them on and have them hooked up to the Ethernet ports of a Wi-Fi router. You can refer to the instructions manual that comes with it or go online to the official website in order to set up the drive. Once this is done, you will be able to access your drive wirelessly using a laptop device, a tablet or a smartphone (via an app). This personal cloud backup is not just safe to use but it also makes life a whole lot easier! For instance, you can just whip out your smartphone whilst sitting in a cafeteria and browse the documents stored in the drive inside your apartment which is say six miles away!