Cloud storage and computing has become a hot-button topic across the tech world. Since the advent of the iTunes store, the mass public has been introduced and assimilated into a more dynamic computing experience because of the assets of this storage method. Whether you are purchasing digital music and movies from Apple or Amazon, or using a personal cloud for data backup, it is on the tip of everyone’s tongue nowadays. Google has a nifty little search tool that breaks down the monthly search rate for different keywords. By inputting the term “cloud” into its database, we were quickly able to see just how fast the trend is growing, and how important it is becoming to users’ computing experience. [click to continue…]
Your hard drive is a fragile device made up of physical material that has a finite life span. One of the main purposes of this blog is to inform readers that the cloud is the next evolution to personal data storage and that the hard drive is quickly on its way towards extinction. To properly convey this, it is about time we took a moment to educate our readers on the exact physical makeup of a hard drive, to better illustrate our point of it’s inferior storage capabilities. [click to continue…]
When a hard drive “crashes” there can be many factors to the cause: physical damage to the drive, prolonged use and failure, accidental reformatting and more often than not, malware and viruses. Viruses are the biggest threat there is to the safety of your hard drive and the files stored within it. Here at In The Personal Cloud, we have constantly reiterated the threat of hard drive crashes and how your precious memories and favorite media can disappear in a blink of an eye. If there’s one thing that the cloud offers in full assurance, it’s a refuge from the common Internet virus that puts all your data at risk.
The concept of “the personal cloud” is often seen as ambigous and vague. People commonly wonder where exactly their data is being stored, because it’s obviously not floating around in any literal cloud in the sky (although, it does feel that way at times). The logistics behind personal data storage are complicated to put it mildly, but in layman’s terms there are some straight forward answers that should help users understand and feel more secure about where their most important files are being backed up. [click to continue…]