The Transporter is a device that you can put on your network (or the network at your office or a friend or relative’s house) and basically create your own cloud.
We backed a two-pack of Transporters and they arrived this week.
Today, I’m going to share pictures of the unboxing. Over the next few days, I’ll talk more about how the devices and the software that goes with them work.
The transporters come in a rather large box relative to the device itself. Here are the pictures of the outside of the box:
Box Right Side
Box Left Side (With Signatures)
One of the stickers on my box looked like it might have been removed and re-applied. It’s hard to tell, but here is a close-up of the sticker:
Sticker that Looked Like it Had Been Removed
After slicing through the stickers, the top of the box lifts off. The transporter sits at an angle in the box, which is why the box is so much bigger than it seems it should be.
After removing the transporter, which was just sitting in there (the top of the box had cut outs that kept it in place), this is what the base of the box looks like:
Box with Transporter Removed
The little compartment under the pointing finger houses the power supply, an Ethernet Cable and a miniature USB Wifi adapter.
Here is everything out of the box:
Here is the Transporter from all sides:
A slight twist of the top removes the cover to reveal the drive tray and the SATA connector.
Back (bottom) of Drive Tray
Drive Tray and SATA Connector
What the Colors of the Ring Mean
Squeeze the tabs and pull out the tray.
The tray has little pins that pop into where the screw would typically hold the hard drive. Just align the 2.5″ drive with the pins and insert it into the tray.
Align the Pins
Then just insert the tray with the drive into the transporter.
Line Everything Up
The cover screws back on with a very slight twist and you are ready to hook this up and get it set up.
Let’s See … Flashing Green Means it is … BOOTING!
My next post will talk about setup, and I will share my initial experiences with the Transporter.