Hey guys! I know it sounds stupid and like "why is this guy trying to make his life difficult? Just use dropbox or something!", but I don't want to have to pay for those cloud storage solutions. I have a desktop PC that used to be a gaming PC. It has no problems staying on for months and months. I moved to console gaming for quite sometime and even gotten myself a Mac, since I don't need Windows for games and I was sick of Windows (don't start a Windows Vs Mac war please).
So, I've got a powerful PC, I hate paying for extra storage on cloud solutions like dropbox, I've got a 3TB hard drive in my PC, how do I turn it into a cloud server? Also, it'll be an added bonus if I can sort of like "mount" the cloud folder onto my Mac, like it's a hard drive or something like that. Is it possible? If so, how do I go about doing it?
Thanks in advanced guys!
Answer by Compucore · Aug 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Why not use ClearOS and set it up as such for your Lan at home. If iy is still using like windows XP or one of the many other version of windows. Just set the particular folder to share and you should be fine at the home level.
Answer by jadtechnic · Aug 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM
it can be done people have been doing this for years bif down fall you are still at the mercy of your self technically not cloud storage or cloud desktop , it does qualify as a network ..
if your machine hasa drive crash do you have a back up to regain access to your data ASAP within a few mins or if there is a drive crash do you just lose everything any way ..
the other thing if you are putting this as a server on the internet just how secure is it ??? some of the cloud company's are spending millions to deal with these issues and keep data safe , are you ??? or do others care that your data and info is safer then you do .