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Goodbye Dropbox! Hello My Cloud
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A few years ago, my friend Jude thought about an online “locker” where he could store all kinds of files, music, photos, and videos, instead of using up the storage in his computer and causing it to slow down.
I never thought it was possible until Dropbox was created. I signed up in 2011 and it changed my life. To get additional space, I simply invited others to join. I didn’t have to pay. I also received additional space when I downloaded the app on my Samsung phones.

In 2012, Google Drive became available. I signed up and eventually paid an annual storage fee of $1.99 a month.
Between the two, I preferred Dropbox because of its easy access and its ability to save my photos automatically as I take them using my Samsung phones.
But good things come to an end. Lately I’ve been getting all kinds messages telling me they have shrunk my Dropbox storage and I now have to pay to keep my stuff on the cloud.

dropbox woes

So annoying. Lucky for me, I recently got a My Cloud EX2 private cloud storage with 4 TB of space—that’s much, much more than the 48 GB I had with Dropbox and the 131 GB I was paying for Google Drive!

My Cloud

Compare the pricing plans of Dropbox

dropbox plans

versus Google Drive
Google drive plans

Comparatively the My Cloud EX2 costs a one-time fee of Php 17,900 for 4TB of space, but in the long run, I would rather have the My Cloud than pay a monthly fee for space that will eventually run out.
So today I started deleting and transferring files from Dropbox and Google Drive to My Cloud.
Here’s the My Cloud in my office

My Cloud

and at home

My Cloud

What’s great about it is I can access my files, even while traveling.
There was a time I would take press releases abroad so I could squeeze in some work. Now all of it can go to My Cloud—so work or not, it doesn’t take up any of my luggage space.

press releases

Other benefits of My Cloud:
1) A place to keep movies I’ve downloaded and want to see again.
2) A place to keep tons of photos to clean up my iPhoto.
3) Back up all my files instead of using Apple’s Time Capsule which has failed me time and again.
4) Accessible on Mac, PC, tablet or smartphone using the free app.

So awesome. It’s one of the best gifts of 2014 and I highly recommend it.
Thanks to these guys for setting it up. (You have to be slightly techie to set it up. Once it’s up, it’s so easy to use.)

My Cloud

My Cloud is just one of the products offered by Western Digital.

Prices:
MY CLOUD 2TB — Php 7,490
MY CLOUD 3TB — Php 8,400
MY CLOUD 4TB — Php 11,500
MY CLOUD EX2 4TB — Php 17,900
MY CLOUD EX2 8TB — Php 27,500
MY CLOUD EX4 0TB — Php 17,100
MY CLOUD EX4 8TB — Php 38,490
MY CLOUD MIRROR 12TB — Php 37,000
MY CLOUD MIRROR 4TB — Php 17,990

To know more, go to Facebook.

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frazzolino

I would’ve made gazillions…hehehe

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Does it let you share folders to others just like dropbox?

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CVS Reply:

yes i think so, though i haven’t tried.

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txt_man

OneDrive from Microsoft has the most affordable plans:

Only 6.99 dollars/month for 1TB

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/plans/

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txt_man

The free 48gb from Dropbox when you purchase a Samsung device really expires after two years.

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Mark Paul Lomod

I understand it’s like a hard drive with wi-fi capabilities? But can you upload/download files to/from it when you’re not within range of its wi-fi?

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CVS Reply:

yes i can!

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Mark Paul Lomod Reply:

That’s awesome! Hmm.. I’ll try canvassing for one myself 😀

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Kristina Rita

The Neymar figures are so cute! 😀

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CVS Reply:

thank you for noticing 🙂

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Jay Lozada

Hindi ba yan naha-hack? Mahalia Jackson?

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Marc Jefferson Tan

that pen case is so cool! where to get? prolly not here.

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CVS Reply:

i got it in Tokyo 🙂

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Marc Jefferson Tan Reply:

thanks! sabi ko na nga ba hindi dito. hehe!

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CVS Reply:

i wanted to buy more pang giveaway but i got the last piece. there is a mini version at National Bookstore SM aura.

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Marc Jefferson Tan Reply:

really? yay! will ask someone to get for me. thanks powz!

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I need one! I’ve been using Google Drive & Dropbox too!

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CVS Reply:

and running out of space?

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misterbaks Reply:

I have to delete files every now and then since I upload movies and series on the Cloud space. Haha! Where did you get yours? I’m looking at Amazon, mahal ng shipping!

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