How to make a Portable HDD into Cloud Storage

How to make a Portable HDD in to unlimited Personal Cloud Storage?

Now a days Cloud storage is very popular due to the mobility and flexibility to not to carry any storage media. Today we will show you how you can make a Portable HDD in to a Personal Cloud Storage or you can create one today at so you can easily centralize your data in secure location..
HDD as Cloud Storage
HDD as Cloud Storage

1. Portable HDD:

We will take a 500GB Toshiba Stor.E Canvio as experiment. It comes with 10GB of cloud storage and we will show you how to increase that 10GB storage as unlimited cloud storage without paying a single penny.

2. Laptop/PC:

We will take a Windows 7 based Laptop for this experiment. No need any additional or special requirements. Any simple and basic configured even an old Laptop or PC is ok for this purposes.

3. Software Tools:

We will use PogoPlug Online Cloud Service and software which comes as FREE bundle software with every Toshiba Stor.E Canvio regardless any capacity. So, you may choose any other capacity too. Please be noted that this PogoPlug you may also use as FREE version but in that case you will get only 5GB and you will not be able to make your Portable HDD as unlimited Cloud.

4. Internet Connection:

We will must need Active internet connection. Better the internet connection speed better the cloud performance.
PogoPlug with Toshiba HDD
PogoPlug with Toshiba HDD
Now, if you are also trying this then please follow the bellow steps that we already did in our case. Connect the HDD and open the bundle apps that comes by default. Launched the PogoPlug apps and register with your basic info like active email ID and password. Thats it! go to the PogoPlug web site and log in there, you will see there is 2 storage. One is for your 10GB cloud storage and another one is your portable HDD that is connected with your Laptop or PC. 
Share Toshba HDD to Cloud Storage
Share Toshba HDD to Cloud Storage
Now, the time to make apply the tricks! Select the HDD and share it to make it available to access from anywhere of the world. Let’s think you are in a remote place and you wish to access your files. Just open the PogoPlug web address and log in with your credentials. If your PC is ON condition and if your HDD is connected with the System you will be able to see your HDD and all the contents from the remote place. Now you can use your full 500GB HDD as cloud storage and its ready to access from any where of the world. You can also share your files or folders to others, you just need to give them the shared file’s link.

Conditions: Your PC/Laptop Should be ON not in sleep mode or OFF and your HDD must be connected with the System. Enjoy…!!

Why USB or HDD Showing Less Capacity Than Advertised

Why capacity is always less than Advertize?

If you notice that all of the USB, not only USB all kinds of storage including HDD, Portable HDD, SSD, Memory cards, USB Flash Drive or any other storage media always shows less than the written or advertized capacity but did you know why it is less than the advertize capacity? Here is the storage calculation. Hope after reading this you will be clear about your question why 8GB USB showing less than 7.5GB and is it normal or abnormal-

Not really big as advertize
Not really big as advertize

Storage Conversation Method:

As per the HDD/Flash Storage Manufacturer: 

1GB= 1000 MB= 1000 x 1000 KB= 1000 x 1000 x 1000 Byte= 1000000000 Byte

As per the Programmer/ Machine Language: 

1GB= 1024 MB= 1024 x 1024 KB= 1024 x 1024 x 1024 Byte= 1073741824 Byte
So, 8GB= (8 x 1000000000)/ 1073741824
             = 7.4505 GB equals to 7.45 GB
           8GB= 7.45 GB
And for 4GB if we applied the same method we will found it as 3.725 GB. This calculation can be applied for any other capacity even for 500GB HDD or 4TB HDD. This is standard method of calculation of the Storage. This is the only reason for that physically we found less capacity than it is advertize by the manufacturer as attached picture. As a end user we are loosing a huge numbers of capacity but we are paying for that, did you ever think about that?