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Robbbert
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Re: MyCloud, you are a POS
05/12/17 01:29 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.
> 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.

I agree you were ripped off. However a real NAS is a network device, and so you need to map a drive, like it or not. USB devices will auto-assign a drive letter, network devices will not.

In my case, I bought a Synology NAS, and the hard drives for it. I assembled it myself. Then I had to download and install the operating system, which all went well. The only problem is they didn't tell me the admin password, but I worked my way around that. After all of that, it was put in a corner, given an IP address, and connected to the internal ethernet network. Then I mapped a drive H: on every computer so they can share and swap files. The thing has a web page so that it can be adjusted and administered.

It is quite a convenience, but as I said, you HAVE to map the drive yourself, it's just the way it is.







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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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