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Re: MyCloud, you are a POS
05/12/17 12:57 PM

> I was able to map a drive letter to it
> So it wasn't inherently recognized as a drive, you had to do something to it
> yourself?
> I refused to set it up as they prescribed, with a MyCloud account and all that crap.

Well you bought the wrong product. But I understand your anger.

> I want a simple external drive, not an external service which is required first to
> enable me access to my own drive sitting right here on my own desk. I find that
> insulting.

Amen to that. Tomorrow they're bought by someone else, and in 1 year suddenly they decide that they'll no longer service models A to N. That's what happened to my Smart TV. Brand was bought, after one year they changed the servers and apps, and some of the old models were supported although with a very limited set of apps (youtube and a browser I think). The rest, nothing. I discovered it after 2 days of unsuccesfully fiddling with ports, virtual networks and whatnot. I thought Smart TVs would just connect to the internet, but no, they connect to a server which tells them what they can do and how and when. This is not vendor-lock-in, which I hate (hello Apple), it's something worse, it's 'I thought I bought a product but it's a service'.

Also I find very strange that you can't just plug a drive into a computer and have it recognized, NAS or not. In fact if I ever get a NAS drive and doesn't have that functionality I'll probably not mess with NAS stuff unless I build it myself and I know I can use the components as I want. I once saw a nice tutorial for making a NAS server with an arduino and a 4-drive rack, I'm sure there are more like that out there.

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* MyCloud, you are a POS Gatinho 05/11/17 02:51 AM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS Kitsune Sniper  05/12/17 08:59 PM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS dfrance  05/11/17 09:27 PM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS GatinhoModerator  05/11/17 11:07 PM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS dfrance  05/13/17 02:29 AM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS Robbbert  05/12/17 01:29 PM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS Pi  05/12/17 12:57 PM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS Vas Crabb  05/12/17 01:09 AM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS Haze  05/11/17 01:39 PM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS URherenow  05/11/17 10:36 AM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS Bad A Billy  05/11/17 03:23 AM
. * Re: MyCloud, you are a POS SoltanGris42  05/12/17 01:29 AM

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