back to article Beam us up! Upstart's Transporter whisks small biz from cloud madness

Connected Data has launched its cloud-free Transporter storage box in Europe. A second-generation version is due to go on sale in the US. The upstart hardware maker, which yesterday announced a merger with file storage firm Drobo, is betting that not everyone is keen on doing backup and storage over a distributed network owned …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Rip

    £149 for a £75 2GB drive, sounds like they heard the dumb consumers coming.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This sounds pretty good to me.

    £300 for automated offsite backup of 1GB+. I like this a lot. Bring on the UK disttibution.

  3. Keith 72

    Sounds like an expensive version of pogoplug. The nice thing with pogoplug is that you add your own disks rather than pay through the nose for a built in one.

  4. D@v3
    WTF?

    "with 1.5TB being the maximum any one Transporter can provide"

    ".... and £325 for 2TB."

    So, how does it manage that?

  5. Steve 13
    Meh

    Also sounds similar to Synologies CloudStation functionality, although that's a central point and the replication is direct to the connected devices, instead of to another NAS box.

  6. Mike Flex

    So it's a NAS...

    ... but if we sprinkle on some magic personal cloud dust it becomes worth $300 for a

    1 TB model on amazon.com rather than the $99.97 that site would charge for a 1 TB

    Buffalo link station.

    Good stuff, that cloud dust.

  7. Identity
    Coat

    Forward! Into the Past!

    Next thing you know, you'll be able save your callers having to deal with 'call waiting' by replacing it with a pleasant beeping tone!

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