If you’ve got a number of systems and devices that need all their data backed up, it can get quite complicated to find an efficient and reliable solution. Of course, one should never forgo data backup just because it might be a bit tricky – it’s entirely important to have alternate copies of your data. A company called Connected Data hopes to alleviate some of that trickery with their new product, the Transporter Sync. This article will take a look at some of its features, along with assessing the price point and seeing whether it’s worth your dollar.
The Transporter Sync is a device that attaches to your router and external storage, creating its own cloud system. It can then synchronise your data across all your devices, wherever you are. The system works with Windows and Mac, so you can upload the files on any device and it’ll be automatically spread to all your other devices, like phones or tablets.
You can also share files with others; it’ll send them a link to the data on your Transporter. Although they won’t need an account, they will need to download the app in order to access the data.
One neat feature on the mobile app is the ability to take photos and videos and upload them directly to a specific folder on the Transporter. The app has a feature that can be enabled to automatically upload when your phone detects you’re in range of your Transporter. This is an excellent automatic backup feature that offers a great peace of mind for precious smartphone snaps.
This is essentially a local version of something like Dropbox or Google Drive, with their ability to sync your data across a vast array of devices. The great thing is that there are no subscription limits like those services have (which can get very costly, depending on how much data you use) and you can upgrade/downgrade the storage amount as you choose fitting – all it relies on is the size of your external drives.
It should be made clear that this is not a NAS (network-attached storage) device. With the Transporter, files are synchronised across all platforms – deleting a file in one location will remove it in another. You can store files solely on the Transporter, making it more like a NAS, but this removes the data from the original device.
The Transporter device itself is small and slick, ensuring that it’ll fit nicely into all workplaces or homes. Network World reviewed the device recently and awarded it 4 stars out of 5, and it’s clear to see why. This is a simple, easy to use piece of kit that offers a neat way to sync data on a home network. Although it doesn’t entirely replace cloud services, since the Transporter can only sync when in range, it’s still a great choice for those looking for something to sync devices locally.
Starting at just $99, be sure to check out the official website for further information and links to buy.
Overview of Transporter Sync
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