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Ganesh TS

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Reviewer / Analyst - Storage & Multimedia Systems @ AnandTech ; ASIC Verification Engineer @ Ambarella ; Cryptic Crossword Compiler (Neyartha) for The Hindu

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Nov 17, 2017

@samsiuca What does the SMART report say? The diagnostics sound is probably OK, but, for simple file copying, I don't think the sounds are usual at all (are you copying lots of small files?). I would keep backups of any data on it / retain receipt for warranty replacement, just in case

Nov 15, 2017

@davezatz @juliejacobson @andrewthomas @KevinCTofel First question you need to ask about any home automation platform: Is it cloud-reliant for core functionality? Second: Can its APIs operate without the cloud? If the answer is 'no' for either, better to avoid

Nov 15, 2017

@davezatz @juliejacobson You have increased the probability of things not working - even if 1 of the N cloud servers involved (or, your Internet) conks out, you are out of luck. Give users an interoperable system that executes rules locally

Nov 14, 2017

@xdreamwalker @davezatz Mobile app being useless if the Internet is down is brutal for folks with unreliable ISPs! Fortunately, there are at least some smart home platforms that have both local & cloud modes in their app.

Nov 14, 2017

@xdreamwalker @davezatz Last time I checked, the cloud-first architecture of SmartThings left me worried. What functionality does one lose now if the Internet is down?

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