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Which Cloud should I choose??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Clouddecision, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. Clouddecision

    Clouddecision Thread Starter

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    Can anyone help me out with the decision about which Cloud I should invest in? It would be most helpful! I'm in the process of making (for me) a very big IT decision, I was hoping that you could shed some light on my dilemma. I need a personal cloud and am having difficulty deciding between a Seagate or WD product. My considerations are in the attachment with this message with links to their info. Basically, I need personal cloud accessibility while traveling and backup for my home network. Looks like they will all fit the bill although they each have there specific detailed options. Seagate has a media app although with all my current media options, netflex, Hulu, Ruko, Dish, chromecast, (working well) I'm not sure that it's worth an added app considering what the other Cloud & NAS options offer. One of the functions that is important to me is to have the ability to store and play movies that I make from my travels (but I think anyone of them will do that). I also like WD's security camera option although my security cameras are currently working fine without storing my own personal video which I'm not currently being charged for anyway. So going forward, I think the biggest questions are: 1. Seagate or WD 2. Personal Cloud or NAS. I don't really see the difference between a NAS & Personal Cloud. How are they different? They seem to both do the same things. Would you have some thoughts that you could pass on my way?? Your expertise is most appreciated!! Thank you so much for your consideration!!!
    If the attachment isn't accessible, these are my Cloud Considerations:
    CLOUD CONSIDERATIONS
    Western Digital
    My Cloud EX2100 12TB
    WDBWAZ0120JBKNESN
    $750.00
    http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.21
    986300/productID.314825200/My_Cloud_EX2100_12TB
    WD 12TB My Cloud Mirror External Hard Drive
    WDBZVM0120JWTNESN
    $700.00
    http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.219
    86300/productID.307481400/My_Cloud_Mirror_12TB
    My Cloud EX2 8TB
    WDBVKW0080JCHNESN
    $500.00
    http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.21
    986300/productID.298196300/My_Cloud_EX2_8TB
    My Cloud EX2100 8TB
    WDBWAZ0080JBKNESN
    $560.00
    http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.21
    986300/productID.314827100/My_Cloud_EX2100_8TB
    Seagate
    Personal Cloud 2Bay
    STCS8000100 $450.00
    http://www.seagate.com/products/networkattachedstorage/
    homenetwork/
    personalcloud/#
    features
    Seagate NAS 2Bay
    8TB
    STCT8000100 $500.00
    http://www.seagate.com/products/network-attached-storage/business-storage/seagate-nas/
     

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    Clouddecision Thread Starter

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    Well after further study, I've changed my mind. I now have my decision narrowed to two units. One is a Seagate and one is a WD so the decision of which Co. is still at hand. I've discovered that the processor in the NAS 4 bay is better than the 2 bay model so I'm opting for a 4 bay. Which means my choices are down to two:

    1. My Cloud DL4100
    Network Storage Server $850.00 8TB
    WDBNEZ0080KBK-NESN
    http://store.westerndigital.com/sto...parid.56796900/catid.69671300/My_Cloud_DL4100

    2. Seagate NAS Pro 4Bay 8TB
    STDE8000100
    $899.99
    http://www.seagate.com/products/networkattachedstorage/businessstorage/seagatenaspro/#features

    The WD has a 1.7 GHz Dual-Core & a 2 GB (expandable to 6 GB max.)

    The Seagate has a 1.7Ghz dual-core IntelĀ® 64-bit processor & 2GB of RAM

    It is the larger Processor and RAM that drove me from the 2 bay to the 4 bays

    Now that the decision is down to two, any comments that you may have to sway me one way or the other would be MOST helpful. Thanks for taking your time with this!!
     
  3. plodr

    plodr

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    I usually read reviews. I found two for the WD unit
    http://www.cdrlabs.com/Reviews/western-digital-my-cloud-dl4100-24tb-network-attached-storage.html
    http://www.legitreviews.com/wd-cloud-dl4100-business-nas-review_159210

    Seagate
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/storage-appliances/386629/seagate-business-storage-4-bay-nas
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/8264/seagate-armada-370-nas-4bay-review

    From just a quick perusal (and let me state up front I have never used NAS storage), it appears WD is easy to set up. Seagate is sluggish.

    I haven't found any comparisons of the two, perhaps because the WD unit is a year newer.
     
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