MaxDrive by Wyze (Cancelled)

Yes I can. And actually I have more space than that. But I plan on using that for phone backup. And for backup of phone photos and videos. Not my security videos. That’s why I want this. Dedicated memory for a dedicated purpose. Google drive isn’t my backup. It’s a backup for other things though. This drive is what I want. To be able to save years of video footage for that just in case moment. Instead of days. That’s why.


I can get 32gb sd cards from Walmart for 9 bucks…

How is finding some other non name brand ones meaning they are fake or not on sale?

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Seems like WyzeDrive (or WyzeDryve) would be a better name than MaxDrive anyway. No conflict, and ties into your existing branding.

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Will the MaxDrive be compatible with Linux? I’m interested not only for Wyze footage backup but also just regular NAS file storage. Thanks!

What Will Be The Price Point???

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Continuing the discussion from MaxDrive by Wyze:

Can not wait for the MaxDrive … and retire my aging WD 2TB My Cloud NAS. Of course, I still have a death grip on my elderly iPhone 5c and an older Netgear router … so I’ll be interested in seeing if my luck still holds. So far WYZE products work like a charm.

I know, I know, upgrade, upgrade, upgrade … but hey if my set-up still works, why fix it?

I signed up for hardware beta testing months ago … but since I don’t do facebook, probably have to wait until product is released. Is facebook still a requirement for hardware testing?

I’m probably dreaming but a slot for a Kensington lock would be nice. I have one for my Synology NAS as it just looks too inviting should the worst happen. I have it attached to a medium strength metal shelf leg through to an opening on my 6’ desk.

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Anybody have a good article about setting up an RTSP for Wyze Cams?

HDRock. In my case, one of my Wyze Cam’s was stolen during an attempted break-in of my house. There was no video clip of the guy’s face, up close and personal. That would have given me more confidence in identifying him. All I have are video clips of his whole body from my other Cams. I firmly believe that Real Time recording is essential for these Cams. Thank you for your continued pursuit of Real Time recording.


Why supports only one drive? It should support at least 2 so that we can do raid for redundancy


RAID would be nice, but it would be a completely different product and not likely able to be done at the price point they are contemplating.

They already support personal files. It’s not really a different product. RAID is a must have for NAS. I’d rather pay higher for this.


Considering that the maxdrive has only a single drive slot and that adding another drive slot may not even be possible within the current form factor, I would say that, yes, accommodating RAID would be a different product design.


Will there be any kind of API for the Max, like a REST interface perhaps? One requirement for any NAS on my system is the ability to monitor it somehow…

Is it up? Is it Healthy? How much storage is used/available? Maybe events like the last write or the last IP to access it.

Simple things like that. REST, SNMP, some kind of monitoring interface.

I think that’s kind of a requirement once you start calling this a NAS. If the answer is yes, or planned - then I’ll definitely buy one; otherwise I’d be more likely to build one myself with open source software for the same price point or even slightly higher.

Don’t get me wrong; I WANT to buy this and the pricing is great IMHO. But some way to keep an eye on things - BEYOND USING THE APP - is super important to me. It gives me a method to get that data into my smart home system which ultimately runs everything else.

Thanks for your continued dedication to your customers!

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The MaxDrive doesn’t have a lock slot in the current design. Since the top just twists off to reveal the drive inside, adding a slot that also prevents accessing the drive would probably be a pretty major redesign.

Since the MaxDrive probably won’t have any locking features based on the other replies, I’d suggest getting a plastic lockbox with holes and securing that instead. Alternatively, something I’ve considered with my own NAS is to relocate it to an obscure location (such as inside a cold air return, inside a false ceiling, or behind a shelf) to keep it away from would-be thieves. Just make sure you can get a stable network connection to your target location (I’m thinking of running ethernet inside my cold air return anyways, so I would relocate my NAS as part of that project).


I don’t think I have seen it. But I know I really like it for my NAS.

Will the MaxDrive have drive encryption?

I had a better look at it. So is it more like a hard drive dock? Seems similar to the toaster style dock. I used one years ago with eSata. So agree, no place for a lock.