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

    1.4%
  2. Dropbox

    9.4%
  3. Google Drive

    25.4%
  4. OneDrive

    24.6%
  5. Other

    39.1%
  1. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I use Jungle Disk which is a subsidiary of Rackspace. There TOS guarantees security of your data if you use there software to upload and use a secure password. Also I've talked with them about physical security and they are the beat.
     
  2. TomAZ

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    Using BackBlaze here.
     
  3. mattdocs12345

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    There is as many could storage providers as email providers. Most of them go out of business sooner or later. I decided to settle on one of the major ones despite privacy issues. At least I know my files won't be deleted because corporation goes out of business.
     
  4. ProTruckDriver

    ProTruckDriver Registered Member

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    I also recently added iCloud to my Backup. ;)
     
  5. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    None yet. I keep my stuff close. One day I will get with something. I'll keep reading.....
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    Guys, do these cloud storage providers automatically encrypt your files?

    Same over here, but I realized it might not be a bad idea in case you somehow lose all of your offline back ups.
     
  7. Buddel

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  8. chrisretusn

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    https://www.dropbox.com/help/sign-in/how-security-works

    If I were to place sensitive files on DropBox, I would encrypt them file my self before doing so.
     
  9. reasonablePrivacy

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    I heard good opinions about tarsnap.com
     
  10. LMichel

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    I use pcloud because i need 2TB of storage for personal pictures and video. It allows sync of multiple folders and has a protection against cryptoware. File can be accessed from p drive without being sync localy.
     
  11. EASTER

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    I use EASTER local cloud storage. 1000000% Guaranteed cut off from the grid and no chance in a blue or purple moon of ever being lost or inaccessible. There's not a cloud storage alive on all the net that I would ever trust with digital date storage no matter what. Plus keeps a little jingle in the pocket as well.
     
  12. Rasheed187

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    OK cool, so they do encrypt files. And yes, perhaps it's a good idea to encrypt important files yourself. But I had a bad experience with encryption apps, a longtime ago I tested PGP and it ruined my files.
     
  13. DesuMaiden

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    I don't use cloud-storage providers because you can't trust them to keep any of the data on your computer private or confidential. So I just back up all of the important data on my computer onto an external, 1 terabyte hard drive.
     
  14. Chuck57

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    OneDrive for unimportant things. An external disk that sits right next to my laptop for tax and other sensitive data. I keep nothing sensitive on my computer, and sure won't trust the cloud with it.
     
  15. EASTER

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    My data would be eternally boring, especially VBS-COM test files stretching as far back as Windows 98. I could easily use a remote storage area but why dish out for that when there's equally available local service and by the way, what IF, one day that data couldn't be reached due to a power failure-backup failure or what have you on the other end?
     
  16. reasonablePrivacy

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    Serious datacenters have thoughtful designed electrical power systems. They are detailed in ISO standards. There are levels of reliability of datacenters and according requirements to fulfill them.
    Of course there are disadvantages for privacy and some addiction to service provider.
     
  17. mood

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  18. Rasheed187

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    I noticed that DropBox is quite a big download (87MB), seems shady to me. Do you guys know if Google Drive also encrypts data? It gives you 15GB for free which should be sufficient for me.
     
  19. Tarnak

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    Zoolz
     
  20. Alexhousek

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    Ditto to Zoolz. However, Zoolz Intelligence is now called BigMind. There are 2 Zoolz products. Zoolz Home and BigMind. I happen to use BigMind.
     
  21. Tarnak

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    Mine is Zoolz - 100 GB ...It is free! :)
     
  22. Alexhousek

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    I see fairly frequent giveaways or very low cost offers for Zoolz. You may or may not be interested in BigMind. The difference between it and Zoolz are listed here:
    https://www.zoolz.com/zoolz-products-compare/

    For me, I wanted to backup my tablet and my cell phone as well. And, I wanted to add my cloud storage providers. All of which you can add with BigMind. But, Zoolz is great for most people.
     
  23. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    @Alexhousek

    I have ample, for my requirements. I just have it on my laptop.

    Zoolz_ample backup_01.JPG
     
  24. mood

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    What's the best cloud storage for you?
    UPDATED: Free and cheap personal and small business cloud storage is everywhere. Here's how to decide which one is right for you
    December 6, 2018

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-the-best-cloud-storage-for-you/
     
  25. The Hammer

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    Making some use of iCloud.
     
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