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    The Internet of trash. I’m glad I have the skills to build my own NAS and run my own file serving OS. It takes more work, but if I screw something up, it’s on me. This entire generation of “let’s connect all our random shit to totally random cloud services be default for no reason” is terrible.

    I also remembered how these enclosures encrypt all your data with AES and how they were unreadable when moving them to another computer. I thought it may have just been a 2k/4k sector size issue, but no .. encryption by default even if you don’t enable it. Terrible.

    I hate using these enclosures unless they just directly straight pass-through the drive to the host.

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      This entire generation of “let’s connect all our random shit to totally random cloud services be default for no reason” is terrible.

      First, it is more than one generation, this kind of service is used across generations. It is more of an era than anything. Second, like you acknowledge yourself, you need the skills to do it yourself. I may have part of them or at least, I am tech-savy enough to know what it will imply if I try to do it, and I do not want to invest my time in that. So the solution is to find people with the skills/company that do it for me. So how I can find the right company/person that will behave ethically, follow security guidelines and privacy ones? Going for the big names or that start-up that may or may not disappear in two years ? What I put at my parent’s place or for my family that they can use and still be not involved to manage it for them if I already pay a company for the service.

      It is about an excess of trust or an excess of hope that everything is going to be fine in an era we almost have to accept to put your stuff to random companies being big or not (Western Digital is not your mom and pop shop across the street neither) if we do not want toanagr everything ourself.