New startup wants to use your USB HDD as cloud storage

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We’ve just posted the following news: New startup wants to use your USB HDD as cloud storage[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/05/myce-brease-usb-hub-95x75.jpeg[/newsimage]

Dutch startup Brease tries to raise money on Kickstarter to produce an USB hub that makes it possible to become your own cloud storage provider.

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#2

Do we really need another NAS device?


#3

So, any usb storage device can be plugged in, and used over a network? That sounds pretty neat.


#4

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2754120]So, any usb storage device can be plugged in, and used over a network? That sounds pretty neat.[/QUOTE]
Not really something new. Most routers can do that these days.


#5

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2754145]Not really something new. Most routers can do that these days.[/QUOTE]

As do most all NAS devices. What may be different about this is the type of startup and the proposed price. NAS boxes are much more expensive.

Routers with this function tend to be very slow with file transfers and the like. So if this gizmo can actually offer true USB-3 and G-bit speeds then it has a leg up at this price.


#6

[QUOTE=CDan;2754150]As do most all NAS devices. What may be different about this is the type of startup and the proposed price. NAS boxes are much more expensive.

Routers with this function tend to be very slow with file transfers and the like. So if this gizmo can actually offer true USB-3 and G-bit speeds then it has a leg up at this price.[/QUOTE]

Doesn’t mean the interface between disk/chips and usb3 connector is optimal. Very few are and those that are, are very expensive.

The only advantage i see is the built in encryption, but it isn’t open source.