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    Personal Cloud Storage - NAS

    I was checking out this external hard drive this morning for saving system image backups as well as individual data

    WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS, Gigabit Interface, with USB 3.0 Expansion Port
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6d6&SEG=D&lk=5

    It includes reference to Personal Cloud Storage NAS
    --- How would that benefit me?
    --- Im just used to standard system image backups

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    Cloud is something of a marketing ploy here in that it doesn't move data to and from some offside internet storage, like OneDrive. What it can do is be configured to be available to other computers via an internet connection.
    http://setup.wd2go.com/?mod=product&device=mc
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    cmptrgy,

    I have a WD MyBookLive (before the added the cloud for marketing) and I use it mainly as a NAS so my Wife & I can share files (mostly our picture library & downloaded program installation files). I've never used the "cloud" feature which allows you to access the files placed in that partitioned area via a web browser interface from any device with the access credentials. I've never found a need for this. YMMV.

    You don't really want to use a NAS for Image backups as even at 1Gbit (125Mbytes) ethernet connection it is no where near as fast as USB 3.0 at 5Gb or about 400MBytes (due to overhead) {all speeds per second}.

    I do use the NAS for secondary data file backups via RoboCopy but that just syncs the changed files from my HD to the NAS and is run on demand. My main data backup is via RoboCopy to a second internal drive and fires off every evening at 18:30 while I watch the news.

    All my image backups go to a WD MyBook USB 3.0 HD.

    HTH
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    Follow-up Question:

    Do the My Book External Hard Drives have a rated speed like the internal drives do?
    Or, is the speed determined by the USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 connection only?

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    Internally they will be SATA drives, probably with a 6Gb interface, but you will never see those speeds over USB.

    cheers, Paul

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