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This review is from: iTwin File Access with SecureBox (Gunmetal Gray) (Personal Computers)
I love Technology and the iTwin has solved my basic need of transferring data between computers. I have 2 PC's in my studio. One used for audio production and the other for video production. Instead of loading a thumb drive and then reinserting into other machine, I simply insert iTwin on 1 PC, software loads, open iTwin folder, "drop" data in: photos, music, videos, etc. THEN I simply insert second half of iTwin into the other PC,(in any connected internet location) open folder and voila! There are all my files from the original PC now present on my other production PC. iTwin works on any PC (or Mac.) As long as you load iTwin folder for remote access with the files you need on the road, you can connect the other 1/2 of iTwin into ANY PC (or Mac) and have your data appear. There is no cloud server, and best of all, NO DATA is actually stored on the 1/2 of iTwin you take with you. Plus, if you lose one 1/2 of the device, you can remotely disable iTwin to keep your data secure.
Remotely edit any shared file from any location: My production partner needed to help me edit video so rather than taking forever to upload file and / or use email, I simply gave the other 1/2 of iTwin to him and he could see all the necessary files before my finished production! and he can re-edit them and drop back in iTwin folder and I can access his changes on my PC. He's on the west coast, I'm on the east coast and we're making changes in lightning speed!!
When I'm shooting in the field and want to unload my SD card from my camera, I simply move them all into my iTwin folder and my PC at home now has all the newly added files to keep safe and secure! No worrying if I'll have my photos or video accidentally erased or damaged. The possibilities are endless.
I'm not spending a lot of $ on multiple thumb drives, flash drives, external drives anymore. The iTwin has the same "storage" capacity as the capacity on my pc (or Mac.) That means storage is limitless!!
The skinny on operating systems: You can use iTwin on any of the following platforms: * MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® XP (Service Pack 2 and above), WindowsÂ® Vista, WindowsÂ® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) * AppleÂ® Mac OSXÂ® 10.6 and above (i.e. Snow Leopard and Lion
Security: With AES-256 hardware-enabled encryption. It's as secure and simple as data transfer gets.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2011 7:56:10 AM PST
So, if I understand correctly, this works basically the same way as the Dropbox except your files remain on the 1st computer and are not copied to a folder in the Cloud? But do you still have to manually drag/drop/copy the files you wish to share into a unique iTwin file on your 1st computer? And they then show up in a unique file on the 2d remote computer? Is the only practical difference from Dropbox the fact that the data storage remains on the first computer rather than the Cloud?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 12:17:57 AM PST
This is Chirag Shah from iTwin.
Yes, with an iTwin your files remain on the 1st computer and are not stored in the cloud. Yes, you will have to manually drag and drop the files you wish to share into an iTwin folder This folder has the same look as that of a normal Windows or Mac folder.
How iTwin differs from Cloud Storage providers is that:
a. With an iTwin your data resides within the safety of your home/office computer as opposed to your data residing with a 3rd-party cloud storage provider where the vulnerability of your data is high.
b. When you use an iTwin there is practically no limits to the amount of data you can remotely access. You can access the entire hard drive on your computer and any attached external drives. Can you imagine storing 500 GB or more of your hard-drive data in the Cloud? Can you imagine the cost you shall incur to do the same?
c. When you are using iTwin to access your data remotely, the data connection between the 1st and 2nd computer is secured using AES-256 bit encryption. What does this mean? It means that your data when in transit between the two computers is completely secure from any vulnerability.
I hope this helps. Feel free to post any further questions.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 9:33:09 AM PST
E. Douglas Jensen says:
Thank you. Are there any firewall issues when using this?
Posted on Mar 22, 2012 7:39:57 AM PDT
Do the two computers need to have the same O.S.? ie: Can one have, Win XP, and the other Win 7???
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012 7:45:32 PM PDT
This is Chirag Shah from iTwin.
The two computers need not have the same OS. So iTwin can be used in the scenario that you described above where one computer in running Win XP and the other Win 7.
Also, you can use iTwin across two computers where one computer is running Windows and the other Mac OS.
The various operating systems that we currently support are Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Max OSX 10.6 and above.
Hope the above information has clarified your doubts. Feel free to ask any further questions.
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