SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD/iWORLD 2013 – There are plenty of cloud storage solutions out there these days, including services such as Dropbox. Having your files stored on the cloud comes with some downfalls, though, such as monthly payments as well as decreased security. The Transporter, a new device created by the people behind the Drobo tries to give you the best of both worlds.
With the Transporter, you have access to all of your files stored on the device as long as you have an internet connection, but the files themselves aren’t stored in the cloud. By using this approach, you can avoid the hassles of cloud storage while still having the ease of access that services like Dropbox provide.
One of the Transporter’s headline features is the ability to share files with others. By inviting others to have access to your files, you can share files with anyone across the globe, right from your desk. Since the Transporter uses standard 2.5-inch hard drives, it’s capacity is only limited by the drive that you put in.
You can purchase several different models of the Transporter at various price points. The least expensive model includes no storage, allowing you to add your own, and costs $199. The 1TB edition comes in at $299, and the 2TB will set you back $399. You can purchase the device here.