Well, I went and did it. I created a huge mess. I was so excited yesterday about discovering the WD My Cloudsystem. I was willing to do whatever it took to upload the files, even if it took overnight to do it.
But it didn’t work, didn’t work AT ALL!! It didn’t matter if I sent it a small folder or the entire folder. The software and cloud drive would lock up and the files wouldn’t transfer. It seems that I’m not the only one that has had this problem with this system. Looking at reviews for the WD My Cloud system, it’s a hit or miss. Mostly a miss with people unable to use the system.
So in my overzealousness in wanting to clean up what little had transferred to the cloud, I began to delete images off my hard drive! Imagine my shock and horror when I realized what was happening. Quickly canceling the deleting function, I managed to control the damage. Still, all of my images of 2012 and about 12 of my 2013 folders disappeared.
And they didn’t show up in the Recycle Bin. Thank goodness I had recently backed up my entire photo library onto a Toshiba 2 TB Canvio External Hard Drive.
Now that is a storage system I’ve been able to rely on, and it’s quite portable. Two Terabytes is quite a bit of memory and has given me room to grow on the laptop.
With my panicking of file deletion, I decided to bite the bullet and go ahead and enroll in an online Cloud service. Looking at reviews, I chose to go with Just Cloud.com and purchased two years service which came out to $8.00 per month.
I really wanted to get Mosaic Archive.com as it integrates with Lightroom beautifully, but for the amount of storage I’d like, it’s a crazy $43.00 per month!
So far, Just Cloud is working beautifully. I downloaded the software and it immediately began backing up my entire system, and the transfer times are great.
I’m thinking this may just work. Stay tuned tomorrow for the next step in this journey. Perhaps there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Bella