It has been six months since I completely stopped using any online storage services in favor of the File Transporter. I started out with a 500GB hard drive connected to a Transporter Sync which you can check out here. After that initial testing period which went without an incident it has continued running smoothly and reliably. Continue Reading
When I first heard of Connected Data’s Transporter it was still in its’ infancy fund raising on Kick Starter. Promising all the benefits of a cloud storage service but without the tradeoffs of monthly service fees or privacy concerns. Even though it sounded extremely compelling I wasn’t totally convinced on how well it worked just yet. Now, roughly a year later they released a lower cost version in the form of the Transporter Sync. Similar to the Transporter but minus the all-in-one obelisk styled design with a builtin hard drive. This version also presented a much more reasonable price point for me to get my hands dirty with.
It’s not like we didn’t know this was coming. Apple has finally shutdown access to it’s cloud service known as MobileMe. If you happen to be one of those procrastinators there’s still time to get your digital life out of the service. Although, the doors are closed, Apple is still allowing former users access to download their content for a limited time. So go retrieve your stuff while there is still time because once it’s gone that’s it.