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#1 User is offline   Darkman 

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

I'm currently backing up online, and being a miserly so and so as usual, I prefer not to pay ;)

The best I've found is Adrive with 50Gb free. And it's not one of those awful software back up progs that slows your connection and PC either. Just simple upload space.

Are there other free sites that don't require back up software? 50Gb for free isn't too bad!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

I didn't realised anyone was offering that amount free.

Been considering uploading my pictures to skydrive which gives you 7gb free.

50gb would certainly be useful.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

50Gb is pretty darn good, yes.

Especially with multiple accounts ;)

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

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Also, are there any decent cloud services that can be mapped to a drive letter on WinXP or Win7?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

View Postbuckers, on 05 May 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

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Also, are there any decent cloud services that can be mapped to a drive letter on WinXP or Win7?

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Well the premium versions of adrive offer webdav which can be mapped to a drive letter. I guess there are many other services that offer webdav as well.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

View PostDarkman, on 05 May 2012 - 09:55 AM, said:

I'm currently backing up online, and being a miserly so and so as usual, I prefer not to pay ;)

The best I've found is Adrive with 50Gb free. And it's not one of those awful software back up progs that slows your connection and PC either. Just simple upload space.

Are there other free sites that don't require back up software? 50Gb for free isn't too bad!

What are the security issues with the Personal Basic plan?

It looks like something I need to supplement my normal back up routines (when I remember to :o ). There doesn't seem to be data encryption with the free plan. How secure would my data be?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

what is the catch?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

View PostRichB, on 05 May 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:

what is the catch?


Do you really want your whole life on someone else's server?
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No I believe prices will fall and am astounded that a so called Conservative led government could act in such a stupid way. As you can see from today, there are 2,000 HtB applicants and it has been on MSM none stop all day and they make up about 3.5% of a typical months mortgages.

BTL is a good potential way to bankruptcy and yes sometimes I make points to hopefully make people think.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

There's one.... anything else - more subtle than that?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:44 PM

View PostRichB, on 05 May 2012 - 05:19 PM, said:

There's one.... anything else - more subtle than that?


If they're desperate enough for users to give away 50GB for free, will the company still be there when you need to download it again?
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

View Postianbe, on 06 May 2012 - 07:29 AM, said:

Why would a company offer 50Gb of free storage? What's in it for them?


Why bother with malware and phishing when you can simply get people to give you their data?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

View Postianbe, on 06 May 2012 - 07:29 AM, said:

Why would a company offer 50Gb of free storage? What's in it for them?


when they have enough people on it who find the service necessary they will introduce a small fee which people will pay as its too much hassle to not to.

This fee will rise relentlessly by small increments untill youre paying 20 quid a month or more for the service. The boiled wallet technique.

Or maybe not. Advertising revenue??

i m surprised yahoo hotmail etc havent started introducing small fees yet.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:23 AM

Could one start a could storage business, using their servers.

Sort of being a leech but in the internet world? You then tout business users like banks, supermarkets, and charge a healthy fee?

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