MyCloud Mini

The choice of how to store your personal digital data used to be simple. As long as your hard drive was big enough, you kept it on your computer and if you needed more space, you stored the data on an external storage media. This usually meant copying the data to a USB drive or burning it to a CD/DVD.

These days, you still have these options, but the number of choices has grown significantly and just archiving the data somewhere at home no longer meets everybody's requirements.

MyCloud Mini

To understand the differences between traditional network drives (NAS) and consumer oriented network drives or as we at AKiTiO like to call them, the personal cloud servers (PCS), we would like to highlight some of the functions that make up the difference.

Under the hood, traditional network services like the Samba and FTP server are there for both NAS and PCS. Even functions like the media server or remote login can be done for both devices. However, for the PCS, most of it is automated and it is not necessary to specifically set up or learn anything more about it. Instead, the focus is on how to best interact with the device and make it easy for the user to access the data

MyCloud Mini

This article introduces the basics of network attached storage, also known as NAS. The information can be used as reference for all kinds of products but it was written mainly for AKiTiO's network attached storage enclosures. For more specific details about your network drive, please refer to the user manual that corresponds to your product.

MyCloud Mini

AKiTiO believes the digital home is evolving into a place where there are no barriers or limits. The MyCloud in the personal cloud server series is based on this belief. It provides the user the ability to seamlessly store, organize, share, and access their music, movies, and photos.

The personal cloud server is the next step up in the evolution of home network attached storage drives. It is no longer a PC centric product that requires a skilled system administrator to set up and maintain but a product that is designed to be user friendly and connected, anywhere and anytime.

Toshiba Regza

Toshiba's latest line of Regza LED/LCD TVs are able to record TV programs to attached USB drives or via LAN connection to network attached storage drives (NAS).

AKiTiO has tested some of its popular storage devices with a Toshiba Regza LCD TV (37Z9500) for compatibility. Products have been connected either via USB or via Ethernet and were tested for functionality, which includes registration, recording, playback and trick play. For network attached storage enclosures (NAS) that come with built-in media server, additional tests have been done for DLNA playback (JPEG and MPEG-2).