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Hands On: Synology Cloud Station

It seems that Microsoft and I aren’t getting on as we used to. And no, this is not another Metro bashing article. I am talking about their SkyDrive application. I was quite happy with Microsoft’s (now defunct) Live Mesh, and I wouldn’t have looked for another cloud-sync application if it weren’t for the company’s decision to kill the product and replace it with a simpler (read: limited) SkyDrive.

Along came Synology’s Cloud Station. For those with a Synology DiskStation NAS device, the Cloud Station add-on promises a private cloud storage solution, allowing users to sync files among Mac and Windows clients and a Synology device. Today I will be giving the Cloud Station a go to see how it compares with other cloud sync solutions.

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