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20
Feb
2016

The Perils of Cloud Storage and the Comfort of using a NAS

OneDrive
It is hard not to be seduced by the latest file storage craze. Cloud storage includes offerings from Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox among many others that promise reliable access to all of your documents, music, photos and even videos using a computer, tablet or even a smartphone.

I personally use a few cloud storage solutions… OneDrive became my favourite due to the promised ‘OneDrive Unlimited Storage‘ I received for subscribing to Office 365. I have however been burned by cloud storage recently as with over 1TB of my files sitting on OneDrive for easy access, Microsoft decided that actually ‘unlimited’ storage was impractical to offer, reducing ‘unlimited’ to just 1TB. 1TB is of course a hefty amount of storage space, however having already exceeded this new maximum allocation, it has left me rethinking my overall storage strategy.

It is this unpredictability of cloud storage solutions that leave me a little cold. We are at the mercy of the providers, who can change their terms and conditions as they see fit. So although I will continue to use them, I am certainly now relying more on a much older technology… this is of course NAS (Network-Attached Storage).

14
Oct
2012

Monster Cast #16 – QR Code Backside – ConsoleMonster.com [VIDEO] [PODCAST]


Today we recorded Monster Cast #16, produced for the Console Monster website – covering news from all of the major players including Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

9
Sep
2012

Monster Cast #15 – Tea for Two [PODCAST] [VIDEO]


Today we recorded Monster Cast #15, produced for the Console Monster website – covering news from all of the major players including Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Joining me in the latest video podcast is Marty Greenwell.

19
Aug
2012

Monster Cast #14 – LEGO Hairy Feet [PODCAST] [VIDEO]


Today we recorded Monster Cast #14, produced for the Console Monster website – covering news from all of the major players including Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

10
Jul
2012

Games Britannia Replayed and Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing: Transformed Special [VIDEO]


On Sunday 8th July 2012, I visited the Games Britannia – Replayed event hosted at the Magna Science Adventure Centre. Here I explored the retro and modern consoles on display as well as interviewing Steve Lycett, Executive Proucer at Sumo Digital to find out all about their upcoming title for SEGA – Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing: Transformed.