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Connected Data Challenges Cloud Storage Leaders with New Features for its Transporter Private Cloud Storage Platform

13 Mar 2014

Automated features including camera upload and syncing files from any folder location greatly increase convenience and value versus fee-based cloud storage

  SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 13, 2014 – Connected Data, the creator of Transporter, the world’s first peer-to-peer private cloud storage platform, today releases new features that simplify file syncing and sharing for multi-computer and mobile device households and businesses, and position Transporter as a more cost-effective and private alternative to traditional cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Box.

The release of mobile camera auto-upload, Special Folders, Selective Sync and Library on Transporter Sync incorporates customer feedback and demonstrates the company’s commitment to create the best possible user experience and become the industry standard for private cloud storage.

“People have enough decisions to make without having to spend time sifting through photos, videos and documents to determine which ones they can afford to protect in the cloud,” said Jim Sherhart, Vice President of Marketing at Connected Data. “Transporter makes this simple with a one-time ‘buy and own’ platform. This means they never have to worry about escalating monthly fees or privacy concerns associated with traditional cloud storage.”

New Transporter features include:

  • Automatically Protect Memories Taken on Mobile Devices: Photos and videos on smartphones and tablets automatically sync to the Transporter with the new Mobile Camera Upload feature. Simple and easy-to-use, once the mobile device connects to the user’s preferred network, photos begin to sync. Unlike other solutions that can quickly get expensive, Transporter offers terabytes of space with no monthly fees.
  • Store and Sync the Data you Want and Save It Where it’s Convenient for You: Now Transporter can automatically sync your standard Mac and Windows content folders, such as Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Movies and Music, between all your devices. The Transporter Special Folders feature eliminates the headache of forcing users to store data in a specific folder. Now users can simply check a box and automatically sync, access, protect, and share all their files directly from their default folder locations.
  • Select and Sync Only the Files you Need: The new Selective Sync feature eliminates the need for users to sync all of their files and folders between computers by allowing them to select individual folders to sync. This feature is especially handy for saving space on computers with small hard drives and syncing files within multi-computer households and businesses.
  • Store Directly to the Transporter and Free-up Space on Local Hard Drive: The latest software release extends the Transporter Library feature to the Transporter Sync. For computers with limited storage space, this provides users the ability to store large amounts of data directly on any Transporter, enabling them to easily access and share terabytes of data without consuming valuable storage space on their laptops or PCs.

“With these new features, Transporter is a no-compromise solution for consumers, business professionals or anyone looking for a simple, cost-effective and private alternative to fee-based cloud storage,” added Sherhart.

Special Folders, Selective Sync, and Transporter Library are now available for free to all Transporter customers and can be enabled by installing Version 2.5 of the Transporter Desktop application on any Mac or PC. Mobile Camera auto-upload will be available on iOS and Android devices in the coming weeks. More information and download links can be found here.

About Connected Data

Connected Data, the creator of Transporter, the world’s first peer to peer private storage device is focused on providing elegantly designed solutions for consumers, professionals and businesses.  Transporter devices allow customers to privately share and protect data at a fraction of the cost of fee based cloud services. The Connected Data team consists of the same professionals responsible for the popular Drobo storage array and the creation of the high performance BlueArc Silicon Server. Connected Data is privately funded and based in San Jose, California. For more information, visit


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