I was looking forward to being able to safely and securely share files with customers, partners and staff without fear of losing control of the proprietary information contained within those files.
The Transporter was delivered in two boxes. One of them contained the system and the other contained a Western Digital 1 TB drive. It was easy to remove the components from their respective boxes and assemble the device. Even an analyst could do it.
The software set up was also simple. I created an account on the Filetransporter.com Website, downloaded software for our PCs, Macs and Android devices, and “claimed” the Transporter.
Very shortly the device was through formatting the drive and showed the blue ring that indicated that it was online and ready for action.
If I was forced to find a problem with the simple procedure, I’d have to point out that neither the box nor the internal instructions contained the product’s serial number or MAC address. So, I was forced to look at the bottom of the unit.
This was a minor irritation at the worst.
After the device was up an running, the software installed, and the device “claimed” by the Website, I tried a little test. I created a short text file on one Macbook Pro, updated it on another, updated it on a Windows 7 device and then updated it again using an Android phone remotely.
The access mechanism easily got through my firewall and the update took just a few moments.
More to come
I will continue to test out this device and publish notes about my experiences here. At this point, I’m impressed with the ease of installation, ease of use of the software and the fact that I have been able to share and update a file among 4 systems using three different operating systems using a cloud-like service within a few moments.
Good job Connected Data!