CES 2017: Promise Technology Unveils New 2TB Apollo Cloud With Lower $199 Price Tag

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Promise Technology today unveiled the latest version of its Apollo Cloud personal cloud storage device, which offers 2TB of storage for $199. The 2TB Apollo Cloud joins the original 4TB model which is priced at $249.

    The Apollo Cloud is designed to combine the ease of use of the cloud with the security of local storage, making network-attached storage simple and accessible for anyone. The Apollo Cloud lets individuals, families, and small businesses share and access files from anywhere.


    Content stored on Apollo Cloud can be accessed through dedicated iOS and Mac apps. Up to 10 users can use the Apollo Cloud, with each receiving personal storage and the ability to share files with others.

    Apollo Cloud features AES-256 encryption to safeguard data, and it has been optimized for macOS Sierra and Time Machine backups. Apollo is hoping the new 2TB storage tier and entry-level pricing will make the Apollo Cloud available to an even broader range of users.

    The 2TB Apollo Cloud will be available from Apple retail stores and the online Apple Store in February.

    Article Link: CES 2017: Promise Technology Unveils New 2TB Apollo Cloud With Lower $199 Price Tag
  2. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Annnd there's the Nope.
  3. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    Why would I want to buy this, if I just can subscribe to DropBox for $13 and get unlimited storage?
  4. NeilHD macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Call it a "a Personal Cloud" instead of "a NAS" and watch sales triple!
  5. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    Some people (not judging) thinks all these cloud storage companies are front for NSA. They'd rather store things on their local system.
  6. eldivino macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2009
  7. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    Okay, but...
    If you think creating your own setup that the NSA can't hack I have bad news for you...
    If it goes online...its hackable
  8. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    Because the can delete stuff if it's against their TOS. Your own cloud, you have more control over it. You can put whatever you want.
  10. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    For me the word "Promise" associated with a technology is like having the word "Lucky" in a Chinese restaurant's name. Not good :D
  11. extrachrispy macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    Promise has been around for quite a long time. They debuted with some decent SOHO RAID cards fifteen years ago, for example.
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Read. Anything subjected to being on the Internet, is completely free game.
  13. jimthing, Jan 5, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017

    jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
    "Promise", the company that promises to charge exorbitant amounts per tera for their mass storage products. Have we pricing on their new TB3 Pegasus range yet? (just waiting to roll my eyes at the '0000000's they want to charge per tera!)

    I have two of the Tbolt 1 R6's (bought cheaper secondhand) and, while they work well, they sound like jet engines, so no doubt the new Tbolt 3 models will retain this annoying 'functionality'.

    ...of course Marques Brownlee has the new one already (no doubt for free!), so it must super-expensive, lol.
  14. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    Please tell me how you are getting unlimited storage on Dropbox.
  15. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    How are you getting dropbox unlimited for $13.00? I am going to assume this is a month?

    Some folks would rather have their own service where they can stick anything they want on it and don't have to worry about a company saying it is against their terms of service.

    I would rather this be cross platform so that I can use a browser to access it from any device Windows or Mac. I like the idea and have something similar already setup with my NAS box.
  16. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    How do they delete it because its against their TOS if they aren't supposed to read/view it?
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    Yes its monthly, and at this rate you won't reach the base price of the Apollo until 1.5 years into the DropBox service. The good part is that you don't have to worry about connections, failed HDDs, or backups, and you are not limited to 2TB.
  17. Primejimbo, Jan 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017

    Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    You're kidding, right? They have access to your Dropbox. Another reason to get your own cloud.

    If they don't have access, how did this happen?

    $156 a year!? And $312 in 2 years?, No thanks.
    And Dropbox has gone down, and once all my stuff was gone. Thankfully I always back up stuff so I was fine.

    I rather have my own, and I have complete control over it. The only cloud I use is iCloud photos, because I like the syncing feature. I still back up that too.
  18. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    Their business plan says storage "as much as needed" . While their basic one says "1TB"
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    I know they can access your account, I am saying they probably do not have employees whose sole job is just to open user accounts and read their data personally. Even if they did , how much will it take them to look into millions of accounts with thousands of files? I personally have 1200 files. If they will take just a minute to look at each file, that will be 20hours just to look at my files.

    Also, DropBox can go down, but...
    Remember this is a multi-billion company which they probably have scientists and engineers working on it to keep it going. I doubt you can personally keep a better setup with the Apollo connected through an ISP monthly subscription.
  19. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    They have programs to look at files...

    My set up has yet to go down, and how do you think Dropbox get internet? They also rely on ISP just like we do. They don't have their own network. You realize they have and do go down?
  20. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    That's Dropbox Small Business, though.
  21. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    The program can look at files, and while it can read text I doubt it can watch a recorded video of me throwing a ball at a dog, and realizes this is not child pornography and is safe. Also it will be double difficult if the files are in a .zip files that is password protected. That needs a human to hack it.

    I don't believe DropBox get internet via an COX plan. They probably have their own dedicated setup.
  22. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    You think? It can.
    Ok, how do they get internet? They use whatever they have where the servers are. They most likely get a business class internet, its probabaly cox, Comcast, or whoever. If you think they get a special "Dropbox internet", think again.

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