What Is Your Preferred Cloud Storage Provider?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Hadron, Aug 16, 2016.

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What Is Your Preferred Cloud Storage Provider?

  1. Box

    1.9%
  2. Dropbox

    13.0%
  3. Google Drive

    25.0%
  4. OneDrive

    24.1%
  5. Other

    36.1%
  1. Hadron

    Hadron Registered Member

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    There are a lot of cloud storage providers around now, but I thought I would limit this poll to the most popular file syncing services.

    So, what is your preferred provider, and why? :isay:
     
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  2. snerd

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    I like OneDrive because of the large 30GB storage I have. I save misc stuff, mainly. I also have iDrive for my regular backups.
     
  3. Hadron

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    My free 30GB was reduced to 5GB recently.
    How did you manage to keep yours?
     
  4. Overkill

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    I use MEGA since it has 50 gb free!
     
  5. roger_m

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    I use IDrive and Zoolz. I bought a 1 year IDrive subscription when they had a discount going. For $34.50 (including shipping to Australia) I got 1TB of cloud storage, and a 1TB external drive for backup as well with WiFi. I've just started using again this week after many months of not using it, as I was finidng the auto backup app to be too heavy for my liking and it was slowing down my PC. It's going better now that I've got a faster laptop and have upgraded to the latest IDrive software.

    I got a 1 year Zoola subscription free from Giveaway of the Day.

    I was originally using SpiderOak up until they stopped their free service.

    My Meizu phone has 42TB of cloud storage included.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    Dropbox.
     
  7. snerd

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    Mine breaks down thus:

    Free - 5gb
    Camera Roll Bonus - 15gb
    Free Plan Bonus - 10gb

    Those are separate from my Office 365 subscription of 1024gb.
     
  8. J_L

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    I tend to use Google Drive the most, so yeah... Have accounts for all of the ones listed, but rarely use most of them.
     
  9. Hadron

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    That's what I had until I received en email from Microsoft telling me the above bonuses have been discontinued and gave me a month to reduce my data under 5GB.
    My sons got the same email.
     
  10. J_L

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    Basically you had to opt-in to keeping the extra space via a Microsoft webpage before a set date...
     
  11. Hadron

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    I never saw that option.
     
  12. James Nathan

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    I love Dropbox for a number of reasons. It allows file backup and file sharing, even the deleted files are easily recovered.
     
  13. Aura

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    Dropbox because it's the easiest when it comes to right-clicking on a file and get a share URL.
     
  14. J_L

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    Microsoft never advertised it I believe. I found out in another forum to opt-in before it's too late. That was months ago.
     
  15. ArchiveX

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  16. rdsu

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  17. Trooper

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    Of late, Dropbox. But also use Google Drive.
     
  18. Trooper

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    Nothing cheaper than 50 bucks a year? Though I guess, all in all not to bad, since Dropbox is like what, 10 bucks per month for 1TB?
     
  19. Hadron

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  21. Rigz

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    To all the Sync.com users: How do you like the service? I was tempted to check out their service but the 2tb cap has held me back.

    I'm currently using SpiderOak (giving me an un-metered storage account helped influence that decision... 2.8tb backed up to date), but from what I've seen Sync.com looks a little more user-friendly.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  22. Peter2150

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    I use Jungle Disk a subsidiary of RackSpace. The price is right for one. But the other biggie for me is security. I've read the TOS of a lot the common ones, and they offer no security. JungleDisk/Rackspace does.
     
  23. ProTruckDriver

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    Webroot Backup & Sync. 25 GB is more than what I need. Comes with the security software. I have well over 1,000 days before subscription expires.
     
  24. M3gatron

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    Spideroak for me
     
  25. Keatah

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    I chose other, because I do my own thing. I have better trust in my own stuff than I would some faceless corporation that feels it has to constantly make changes just to make them.
     
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