Best Free Cloud Storage

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Dec 31, 2012.

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Best Free Cloud Storage

  1. Box.com

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. DropBox

    21 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. iCloud

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. Gdrive (Google)

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  5. MediaFire

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. SkyDrive

    20 vote(s)
    23.0%
  7. SpiderOak

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. SugarSync

    4 vote(s)
    4.6%
  9. Other

    9 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. I don't use any free cloud storage

    19 vote(s)
    21.8%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    There are many different free cloud storage offerings available. Which is the best in your opinion? Please list why your selection is the best (most storage, fastest upload/download/most options/ easiest to integrate with your PC and phone/ etc. If your choice is not listed please select "other" and state which. I've also included iCloud for the Mac users.
     
  2. Wild Hunter

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  5. dogbite

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    Idrive for general stuff, TeamDrive & Wuala for secure storing.
     
  6. safeguy

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    I haven't really tried to evaluate so I can't judge. I tend to use SkyDrive and MediaFire though.
     
  7. arsenaloyal

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    I use Adrive.
     
  8. dogbite

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    Titanfile is also a good one as they truecrypt all data at their server. Unlimited storage but a bit uncomfy to handle, as there is only a web based app (no client)
     
  9. ams963

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    Skydrive is good enough for me.:thumb:
     
  10. merisi

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    SpiderOak is the winner for me as it's very secure and rated highly by Steve Gibson. It backs up files I want rather than me having to move into another folder or mess around with encryption.
     
  11. acr1965

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    I just seen that box.com has increased their free storage to 15 GB, maybe it is a temp promo though, not sure.
    https://cloud.box.com/signup/o/teambox

    I believe if you have an Xperia phone (Sony) you get 50 GB from box.com.
     
  12. Tyrizian

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    I voted Other...

    Norton Zone: - 5GB free, encryption offered, malware scanning built-In, etc. (Mac OS X & Windows Desktops, iPad, iPhone, Android and Website Login)

    I use all the above platforms and it's nice to have access to the same account on all of them.

    http://www.nortonzone.com

    I also use SkyDrive, but I think I prefer Norton Zone more.
     
  13. SouthPark

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    SkyDrive has been trouble-free for me so far.
     
  14. Noob

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    I don't use any but i do have a MediaFire account that i use a couple times a year to share some files when needed. (Upload drivers etc. for my buddies)
     
  15. c2d

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    I like Dropbox
     
  16. Osaban

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    Another vote for ADrive.
     
  17. The Red Moon

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    I dont use cloud storage but if i did i think i would use microsoft skydrive.
     
  18. Noob

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    Been using MediaFire to share some files over the years and its been working GREAT. :thumb:
     
  19. jo3blac1

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    For those who said "I don't use free cloud storage," whyo_O
     
  20. TheWindBringeth

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    9 out of 10 proctologists recommend you don't put things in there :ouch: :shifty:
     
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  21. Noob

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    I don't use cloud storage to share or store important files . . . I only use them to share things that sometimes my friends needs. Example: Printer drivers, VGA Drivers etc. :D
     
  22. J_L

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    9 out of 10 proctologists are medically unlicensed. They fail to see what a great hiding place it is :ninja:.

    Seriously though, how can these paranoid people forget about local encryption and the importance of backups?
     
  23. guest

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    Of course I don't use cloud storage!? :rolleyes:

    That is because I am not stupid enough to trust any company (or their security department or in the laziness of hackers around the world etc.) having access to my "private" data. May they be as uninteresting as they of course are -> it's a matter of principle! :p

    And since I have no need at all (NONE!) to store my private data elsewhere than on my private personal computer .. hence the name PC btw ... you see why I don't use cloud storage. - Using Webroot SA as AV is really enough cloud for me and I even don't use their built-in storage solution. :cool:

    No, inventing cloud storage was IMO a clever idea of someone who clearly wanted access to formerly private and unavailable information/data. :D

    And apparently their was again a hack .. this time Evernote had to reset all passwords. - So before you ask: NO, I don't use any other cloud software than Webroot AV (not storage of files, bookmarks, passwords, calendar, data or other information) -> it's a NO-GO for me because I hate the whole concept of being watched and known by someone else. :)

    Yes, I also sleep with shutters down! :D
     
  24. moontan

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    well, that's why i encrypt the sensitive stuff before uploading.

    you can use 7-Zip or True Crypt for that.
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    anyway, i voted for Skydrive but i tried a whole bunch of them;
    wuala (requires java)
    SpiderOak, the client is buggy last time i tried it. about 6 months ago.
    i liked UbuntuOne and SugarSync.
    i also tried a whole other bunch of them...

    one has to make sure to understand the difference between synchronization and backup.
    if you don't, you're in for a bad surprise.
     
  25. Cruise

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    How true that is!
     
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