What Is a Personal Cloud Storage?

August 29, 2022

Personal cloud storage (PCS) is a device that enables users to store data in a private cloud running on equipment they own and control. These local network-attached storage (NAS) devices offer better performance than a public cloud and do not require monthly subscription fees.

PCS devices have a CPU, memory (typically in the 1 to 2TB range), and an OS, and they plug into a Wi-Fi router with an Ethernet cord. Other common names for PCS are mobile cloud storage or pocket cloud storage.

Anastazija is an experienced content writer with knowledge and passion for cloud computing, information technology, and online security. At phoenixNAP, she focuses on answering burning questions about ensuring data robustness and security for all participants in the digital landscape.