There’s no question that cloud storage is a valuable technological advancement, however many people have understandable security concerns about sending personal information to big companies’ servers. With its Transporter products, Connected Data provides the benefits of providing access to your data from anywhere while keeping it stored safely in your own home, instead of on somebody else’s server farm. Transporter Sync ($99) is the latest member of the family, and also the least expensive.
Unlike the other models in the line, this one doesn’t have a hard drive built in—instead, it works with one that you provide. Any USB drive, up to 4TB, can plug into the back and serve as your own personal, secure, cloud. It makes a lot of sense for families that want to share data, both in the house and away from it.