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rdburke

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I looked at buying a WD Cloud today and a few other similar things and it made me wonder if there was a way to set up something without that specific piece of hardware that would work in the same way? I have a USB 3.0 WD My Book 4TB.....Is there any software that would make it work in the same way? I have tons of photos and I add new ones all the time and since Google killed the feature in Google Photos that doesn't sync your computer I have been wondering about an alternative. I had an Unlimited account using Amazon Photos that was working great until Windows 11 came on the scene and broke it. I don't mind paying for software if it's worth the price. I am backing up right now with Acronis but it does not have many features and won't do NAS. Any and all info would be appreciated.........(y)
 
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21H2 Build 22000.708

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.607)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Case
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350 8 Core Processor, 4400 Mhz (Overclocked)
    Motherboard
    M5A78L-M/USB3
    Memory
    24.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7570 2GB
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer SA240Y LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB ATA Device
    WD My Book 25EE 4TB USB
    Toshiba External 3.0 TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x
    Case
    Custom Spider 6000S
    Cooling
    Modded
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M325
    Internet Speed
    AT&T 1GB Fiber
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Windows Security

badrobot

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I looked at buying a WD Cloud today and a few other similar things and it made me wonder if there was a way to set up something without that specific piece of hardware that would work in the same way? I have a USB 3.0 WD My Book 4TB.....Is there any software that would make it work in the same way? I have tons of photos and I add new ones all the time and since Google killed the feature in Google Photos that doesn't sync your computer I have been wondering about an alternative. I had an Unlimited account using Amazon Photos that was working great until Windows 11 came on the scene and broke it. I don't mind paying for software if it's worth the price. I am backing up right now with Acronis but it does not have many features and won't do NAS. Any and all info would be appreciated.........(y)
Google up FreeNAS (now called TrueNAS). It is an open source network attached storage OS compatible with Windows. I personally use Qnap NAS and its proprietary QTS NAS software.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)
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