The USB ports on my laptop have packed up. It will cost a few weeks that I don't have to get it repaired, not to mention the cost.
I see that Western Digital, and others, are selling a "Personal Cloud", which is basically a harddrive in a casing with a WiFi interface.
Since I have a bunch of hardrives lying around, I wonder if I case just buy the case anywhere and pop in my own drive.
A WiFi interface would be simple, while Ethernet would be faster, but inconvenient, as my laptop has only one Ethernet port.
So, order of preference for interface is:
- both WiFi and
- WiFi only
- Ethernet only
I am currently located in England, at least until their lockdown ends, so something located there, or quick & cheap to arrive by post would be preferable - although I will consider anything.
It's just that customs duty is now a factor, post-Brexit, so it might be cheaper to buy the whole unit here. Ordinarily, I would consider Ali Baba, but have been waiting 2 month already for a battery for my 'phone - can Covid really be having such an effect on shipping?