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.
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!
Compare the pricing plans of Dropbox
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
and at home
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.
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 is just one of the products offered by Western Digital.
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
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