6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

The Fix: DIY: Create your own cloud

About Video Transcript

The Fix: DIY: Create your own cloud

2:23 /

If you have lots of media such as photos and videos, creating your own cloud may be the way to go. Check out these simple steps for creating your own cloud so you can share files easily.

[MUSIC] Cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive are great if you don't have a lot of data to store. But, if you have a larger media library, and you don't want to pay a monthly subscription for cloud storage. The best solution is to create your own cloud. At the high end you can create your own sixteen terabyte NAP server that functions a lot like drop box. But, it's really geared more towards the business professional and it can get really pricey. So instead, I'll show you how to set up a basic cloud for yourself. It'll let you download, share and manage files just like you would on any other branded cloud storage service. You can expect to pay anywhere from about $150 to $250 for this type of set up. To get started the first thing I'll do is plug in the My Cloud directly into my router. Then use Western Digital software to set up the device. I'll create a user account. And, finally, My Cloud is basically set up. So now, any files and folders I want in My Cloud, I just drag and drop into here. Once I've got all of my files in there, some photos and a video, I'm ready to access them from any other device. So in this case, on my Windows computer, it's as easy as launching the browser and signing into WD's portal online. [MUSIC] Since this is a Windows computer, I'll actually browse my cloud using in Explorer window. There's my video, double click, and I'm streaming it over the web. I can even drag and drop files from this computer directly onto my cloud. To top it all off, there's an easy way to access all of your files from your smartphone using WD's App. Just like any other cloud platform, I can use it to view and stream any files I have in my cloud, plus I can use the app to back up and share photos I've taken on my phone. My cloud is by far the easiest and cheapest way to set up your own cloud but remember that since it is a single volume there is no insurance if your drive fails so use the USB input on the back to plug in an external hard drive and back up your cloud just to be safe.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 140: Google's Atari AI, a futuristic doghousedoghouse for £20,000 and more
26:40 March 5, 2015
On today's show, we check out an impressive robot that could be a precursor to dinosaur robots, an AI build from Google that learns...
Play video
The push to make VR headsets mainstream
1:42 March 5, 2015
Video games are literally going to people's heads. At the Game Developers Conference, virtual reality headsets were all the rage as...
Play video
Inside Scoop: Watches and what else to expect from Apple on March 9
2:49 March 5, 2015
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Shara Tibken talk about what news might emerge from Apple's upcoming media event in San Francisco. Price and...
Play video
Hackaball brings the iPad to the playground, Ep. 194
4:37 March 5, 2015
This week on Crave we get to play with the Hackaball at the playround, find out what it would be like if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men...
Play video
Meerkat mania: Live-streaming app is new Twitter trend
2:50 March 5, 2015
Learn how to broadcast video on Twitter with Meerkat, get the band back together for Rock Band 4, and let Google be your bartending...
Play video
Netpicks: Free TV episodes and new movies on iTunes for March 2015
1:51 March 5, 2015
It can be hard to catch all the new shows on TV, so Apple's made some premieres free for a limited time. Plus, iTunes gets some movies...
Play video
Kyocera heads for Europe with the rugged Torque
1:07 March 5, 2015
The durable and waterproof Kyocera Torque (s701) sports a 4.5-inch display and sets sail for Europe in the spring.
Play video
Gionee Elife S7 is a super-thin smartphone
1:01 March 5, 2015
This smartphone is a mere 5.5mm thick, and has a 'chameleon' app that themes your mobile around colours picked out by the camera.
Play video