Every time I point this out someone throws that at me, the answer is redundancy, if anything is important enough to anyone, redundancy is always the answer. First, I don't live nor would I ever live in an area prone to floods so that is not even an issue. As far as fire, ransomware or HDD malfunction goes I have an extra 4TB HDD that is backed up with the utmost important stuff I cannot lose all on that drive and it gets locked in a fireproof safe.What you say is true up to a point. However, what happens if your house burns down, or if your My Cloud device malfunctions or is somehow subject to a ransomware attack ?
So far, fingers crossed, no fire, no ransomware attacks no HDD failure, the drive is encrypted, and yes, I can sync my smartphone with My Cloud.
But let me ask you, a cloud service is nothing more than a hard drive farm, what happens to my data in the event that that the hard drive farm is wiped out by flood, fire, explosion or some other disaster? is the safety or redundancy of my data guaranteed? I don't think it would be as no one can ever guarantee that. So tell me what the difference is?
I don't need to pay a cloud service for something I can do myself, the chance of data loss or theft is probably a roll of the dice no matter which way you go but if I was a betting man I would think my data is more prone to theft on a service than if stored locally.
I am just saying, cloud services are an intangible service, you are just as likely to lose your data with them as you would yourself, like I said, the secret is redundancy, never put your eggs all in one basket. If the Apocalypse happened tomorrow, no one is connecting to any cloud service and everyone's data is gone but I will still have mine in the hopes of finding a tablet or smartphone with a charge ...... if I survive it :0)
Don't know if synchronization is the same as I have never used pcloud but yes I can sync my pc's and smartphone to My Cloud.Does MyCloud enable synchronisation in the same way as Pcloud ?
I am not talking about My Cloud the cloud service, I am talking about My Cloud the Western Digital External Hard Drive.MyCloud is super buggy and generally has been compromised. So we probably shouldn't talk about MyCloud and security in the same sentence.