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Nextcloud Box - £60 preorder @ Western Digital Store
Nextcloud Box - £60 preorder @ Western Digital Store

Nextcloud Box - £60 preorder @ Western Digital Store

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Shipment expected by October 7.

The Nextcloud Box is your private cloud. It stores your data and enables you to sync between your devices and share with others.

The Nextcloud box consists of the following parts:

1 TB USB3 hard drive from WDLabs
Nextcloud case with room for the drive and a compute board
microUSB charger, cables and adapters, a screw driver and screws
microSD card with Snappy Ubuntu Core as OS
Apache, MySQL and the latest Nextcloud 10 pre-installed and ready to go
The Box is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2, which you need to supply yourself. The Box can also fit the Raspberry Pi 3 and the oDroid C2. These will be supported by the software in a future release.

16 Comments

hhhmmmm .. bit of an overpriced gimmick methinks .. not voting either way, although i reserve the right to change my mind

Look like yet another OwnCloud based solution.

Hmmm, rubs Pi3, hmmm

So this is essentially a 1TB hard drive in a case, a USB to sata cable, a micro-USB power supply and some pre configured software on a memory card.

DrJogalog

So this is essentially a 1TB hard drive in a case, a USB to sata cable, a … So this is essentially a 1TB hard drive in a case, a USB to sata cable, a micro-USB power supply and some pre configured software on a memory card.


Yes, however that's much better than a proprietary solution.

Ashe

Yes, however that's much better than a proprietary solution.



As someone who's currently trying to add ARM boards to a Ceph cluster (distributed resilient storage), open beats closed all the way. If I were using a closed solution I would have been stopped ages ago. As is I can continue though the problems I'm encountering aren't easy to solve :P

Original Poster

I don't think that a device at this price point would be targeted at usage within a Ceph cluster environment.

Seems like a good idea

looks like owncloud. what do you think?

it is OwnCloud, renamed after some internal turmoil... BTW available as barebone from wdlabs.wd.com/pro…es/

dariomolinari

it is OwnCloud, renamed after some internal turmoil... BTW available as … it is OwnCloud, renamed after some internal turmoil... BTW available as barebone from http://wdlabs.wd.com/products/raspberry-pi-accessories/


You mean this?
owncloud.org/blo…ek/

So all you need is the hard drive a raspberry pi and a few programmes to do the same job ?

MaxRazor

So all you need is the hard drive a raspberry pi and a few programmes to … So all you need is the hard drive a raspberry pi and a few programmes to do the same job ?



​Yes but this makes your life a bit easier, at the cost of perhaps a few more pounds than buying separately. Or it might even be cheaper.

Nextcloud was forked from Owncloud a few months ago, taking most of the key developers with it. Nextcloud might turn out to be better. I have been running Owncloud on a Sheevaplug (like a Pi) for several years to be honest it has become a buggy overweight gin palace.

This product would be good for those who want a self hosted cloud with less of the DIY. The server can also run other stuff if they want, aswell as Nextcloud.
Edited by: "jimunix" 23rd Sep 2016

To add... not everyone will need 1TB. I make do with a 8GB sd card - more than enough space for sharing a few files between home and work. And of course silent, cheaper to buy and run, arguably less fire risk.

didn't realise it was a fork of owncloud. I've had that on my NAS drive for a while until i switched to another service.

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