In recent years, with the continuous progress of related technologies, the space occupied by individual files is growing, such as the use of mobile phones to take photos up to dozens of MB size, a high-definition movie at least 2, 3 GB, and a 4K-level movie may need dozens of GB of space, in order to facilitate access to data, derived from the “cloud service” Cloud Space” such a network data access service provider.
But they are all users to upload their files to the company’s public cloud servers, which has created serious privacy breaches, such as apple iCloud privacy photo leak in previous years, as the world’s top technology company Apple can not avoid such security risks. Other network data access providers are even less convincing.
In response to the user’s emphasis on privacy security and the growing demand for data storage, concepts such as “personal cloud” and “private cloud” are on the cards. In mid-November, Lenovo released its first smart home server, Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage, hoping to build a smart home data center that meets users’ needs for privacy and data storage, as well as break the barriers between independent smart devices and build a new era of smart life. There may be users will ask “why buy personal cloud storage, plug a mobile hard drive on the router on the line ah”, admittedly, “router plug hard disk” this method can also solve some of the user’s needs, but its construction and use process is not as simple as imagined, So lenovo personal cloud storage and relatively traditional router hard disk in the end what differences, and what are the advantages, today we will look at the exact.
Who’s better at capacity, speed and stability?
As a storage product, whether it is a mobile hard disk, network cloud disk or personal cloud storage, put aside the other, the most basic elements are mainly three aspects: capacity, speed, stability. So who better at Lenovo’s personal cloud storage and router hard drives?
(Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage)
(Lenovo personal cloud storage body back two USB 3.0 interface)
Capacity, first of all, we look at Lenovo personal cloud storage, this product launched a total of three versions: no disk version, 4TB single disk version, 4 x 2TB dual disk version (8TB version), small editor inside is a 4TB single disk version. Lenovo personal cloud storage has 2 disks, random 4TB single disk can be directly inserted into one of the disk, another disk can be inserted into a piece of hard disk to achieve capacity expansion, such as the two disk version is 2 disks each inserted a 4TB hard disk, according to Lenovo official data can support up to 10TB capacity of the hard disk Lenovo’s personal cloud storage has two USB 3.0 high-speed interfaces at the rear of the body, which can be externally connected to a personal cloud companion (disk array storage) with a maximum expansion of 128TB of space.
(Router hard drive)
Let’s take a look at how much the router hard drive is. Small editor home before using the way the router hard drive to build a private cloud, the router selected is well-known brand Netgear’s Nighthawk AC1900 R7000, this router we should all know, here will not do much introduction, its main feature is WiFi acceleration, equipped with USB The 3.0 interface plugs into the hard drive. The connected mobile hard drive is the SONY HD-E1 that has been used in small series before, with 1TB of capacity.
In fact, for the router hard disk, its capacity is only determined by the capacity of the external mobile hard disk, and the current market most of the mobile hard disk space in 2TB, very few mobile hard disk capacity of up to 4TB or more, but the higher price is basically in the thousand stake level, buy to build a private cloud is not cost-effective, Lenovo personal cloud storage is through the internal dual disk maximum 10TB plus external personal cloud partner maximum 128TB expansion, such a capacity level can be said to be beyond the router hard drive.
(Lenovo personal cloud storage upload 9.33GB test compression package speed test)
(Router hard drive upload 9.33GB test compression package speed test)
(Lenovo personal cloud storage upload 2.68GB test compression package speed test)
(Router hard drive upload 2.68GB test compression package speed test)
After looking at the capacity, let’s take a look at the speed of both. Here for fairness, we test the same file transfer speed in the same network environment that is close to 10GB in size. Through the above test screenshots, you can see Lenovo personal cloud storage took about 8 minutes, and the router hard drive took about 12 minutes, in uploading a nearly 3GB size test file, Lenovo personal cloud storage transmission speed in about 3 minutes, and router hard disk time of about 5 minutes, Lenovo personal cloud storage is really faster.
In addition, Lenovo personal cloud storage has private protocol guarantee and virtual network private channel, home and outdoor can be covered, global network node support, even if travel overseas or travel can be directly accessed, the use of virtual network private high-speed channel, and proprietary server handshake processing, to ensure the high-speed transmission of data. Traditional router hard drives can’t do this.
In terms of stability, the more large-capacity files and large-volume files are transferred, the longer it will take, the more it tests the stability of the device. Traditional router hard disk through the data cable connection external hard disk, stability and speed by the interface quality, data cable quality, external mobile hard disk is also more vulnerable to bumps, impacts and other accidents, and these accidents will cause instability of transmission or even direct interruption of more serious will cause the direct burning of the mobile hard drive Lenovo personal cloud storage will be firmly fixed in the body, will not be disturbed by external forces, its own base is also largeand not easy to dump, even if dumping will not cause the interface loose, which largely ensures the stability of transmission.
Who is more effective about data and privacy security?
As mentioned earlier, with the frequent occurrence of privacy breaches, we are increasingly eyeing the security of data and the protection of personal privacy, then Lenovo personal cloud storage and traditional router hard disk, who is more effective in this regard?
When it comes to data protection, first look at Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage. The product uses a local RAID1 disk array mode, supports dual-disk backup mode and high-capacity mode, can be achieved through hard disk data mirror mode to achieve secure backup, but also through the hard disk series to achieve ultra-large capacity, but also through the USB interface behind the body external mobile hard drive backup, and even provide swayed Baidu cloud account , allows the user to back up the local hard disk content directly to Baidu’s cloud disk.
And the traditional router hard disk, only through the data cable connection of a hard disk, data backup is almost impossible to talk about, can only manually transmit backup to other hard drives, compared to Lenovo personal cloud storage automatic backup multiple protection, traditional router hard disk backup cumbersome and not timely, once the data accidentally destroyed, almost no possibility to recover.
Personal privacy level, Lenovo personal cloud storage data stored in the local mobile hard disk, which avoids the privacy leakage of the public cloud, transmission using SDVN technology encryption, through SDVN network virtualization technology, on the Internet real network to establish a secure overlay network, the implementation of IP layer network virtualization, The ability to separate the network control layer and the data communication layer, all application data is transmitted on the virtualization layer, the data safe system uses AES hardware encryption technology, which enables the data to be safe and reliable on the intranet or the Internet. In contrast, the traditional router hard disk, basically rely on the router’s own firewall to protect the data transmission, so thin form of protection is really worrying.
Practicality, ease of use, intelligent angle, who more appropriate to the actual needs?
Small editor first want to build their own private cloud, the Internet found a lot of tutorials, such as NAS, after the study found that very big, not only to prepare the motherboard, chips, network cards, hard disk, power, memory, NAS system and so on have to have a relatively strong hands-on ability to complete, and later use is more cumbersome, Therefore, it is not suitable for most ordinary users. A product is ultimately to be used, so its practicality, ease of use, intelligence is very critical, Lenovo personal cloud storage and router hard disk in this regard how?
(Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage Installation Process)
First we look at the environment construction process. Router hard disk is actually relatively simple NAS set up, but the small editor still experienced a series of complex operation process of router selection, firmware brush, system testing and so on to finally complete the construction, like totos users may not mind, but for most small white users and ordinary families, Such an environment is too complex, requires more time and effort, and is not easy to use. Lenovo personal cloud storage can be completed in a few simple steps: install the hard disk – – connect the power network cable – download app binding devices – – format the hard disk after starting to use, the whole process is about 3 minutes or so, even the elderly and children can easily understand, easy to use more.
(Data Guardian Interface)
Ease of use in addition to building fast, Lenovo personal cloud storage after the construction, the whole family can use, just scan the administrator account to provide the two-dimensional code can be, Lenovo personal cloud storage exclusive management APP – data guardian interface simple, functional, The elderly and children in the home can be quickly used by installing data guardian app on their mobile phones, and can set up public and private spaces, isolate their home accounts, and configure encrypted safe technology for two-tier protection; Lan area network needs to set up sharing on the computer and router side to use, the external network needs the IP address of the router, these cumbersome steps for ordinary users, especially the elderly children are simply like the second monk is still confused, similar to the sub-space area isolation this function can not be realized.
(Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage Computer Client)
Looking at the practical aspect, Lenovo personal cloud storage now supports Windows, Android, iOS and other multi-system, MacOS will soon also support, but also support multi-device (mobile phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, cameras, etc.), users can view the data stored in Lenovo personal cloud storage in different terminals, For example, on TV can play pictures and videos directly, and router hard disk generally need to be accessed through the computer’s file manager or browser, mobile access is almost impossible, the TV side is more troublesome; Lenovo personal cloud storage also allows users to store files through links or two-dimensional code to share out, Not limited by the three-way software, can be shared to designated customers, can also be shared to WeChat, Net disk and other external accounts, but the traditional router hard disk can not achieve this operation, can only download the file and then pass on to others by other means, time-consuming and laborious.
(Screenshot of the process of accessing the hard drive of the router hard drive)
Regarding practicality, here’s a comparison, we use Lenovo personal cloud storage upload or download browse stored files, just open the client installed on the phone, computer or TV, and the router hard drive needs to enter the router’s management background, In the background of advanced – USB function – easy to share storage to find the inserted mobile hard drive, and then click on the blue jump link, will open the mobile hard drive in the file manager, and enter the need to authorize, just enter the process is cumbersome.
(Data Guardian Interface)
Intelligent, the traditional router hard disk is actually a router inserted on the hard disk, there is no intelligence to speak of, and Lenovo personal cloud storage equipped with data guardian APP function more can achieve automatic backup, differential backup, intelligent classification, one-click heavy, multi-account management and other humanized mode, The built-in four-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 1.4GHz CPU, as well as 2GB DDR4 high-speed memory, gigabit ports, and more guarantee faster and stable data transfer.
Through the above comprehensive comparison, we can see whether from capacity, speed, stability or data security, privacy security or practical, easy to use, intelligent perspective, Lenovo personal cloud storage than traditional router hard disk have advantages. While some students think the NAS build model of the router-hard drive looks cheap, if you want to reach storage space, high-speed connectivity, and security levels like Lenovo’s personal cloud storage, it will take more time and effort and money. Students who have used the net disk know that they need to pay monthly, do not pay to buy VIP even speed is not guaranteed, and Lenovo personal cloud storage only a one-time payment can be used permanently, speed is also guaranteed. Lenovo’s personal cloud storage is a better choice today than traditional tedious NAS and router hard drives, where the demand for private cloud is increasing.