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Windows 7: Massive Cloud Storage Suggestions?

03 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Massive Cloud Storage Suggestions?

Any suggestions on a Cloud Storage, I'm looking for a cloud storage solution that I can upload 100+ gigs. The only issue I have is, like with most my upload speed would cause 100+ gigs to take an awful long time to upload, how is this compensated ?

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03 Jun 2011   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

100+ gigs is going to cost you. As for the upload, my only answer for that is "patience".

This company got a great review from Maximum PC and this page lists their chief competitors, too:
https://www.sugarsync.com/sync_comparison.html

Pricing:

https://www.sugarsync.com/products/sync_pricing.html
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03 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit home premium
 
 
Carbonite backup or Mozy are two good solutions

I am using Carbonite (Online Backup Software | Carbonite right now. Cost is $56/year and offers unlimited backup for one machine. If you have more than one machine, you'll have to check their enterprise offers. Initially, they do the backup in the background so as to not interrupt your work. It could take a week or longer to get it all. Afterthat, they just do incremental saves to get all your changed files. You can restore a file at anytime. You click "Restore" and you can then browse your backed up files as if you were in the Windows Explorer (My Computer). You can restore files to the same machine or any other one, say if you are away from home.

I'm not as familiar with Mozy, (Online Backup, Data Backup & Remote Backup Solutions | Mozy) but I've heard good things about it. Pricing is similar but with 100 gigs I think you will find Carbonite is better.

You could always split up your files, some to Dropbox, some to Microsoft (they will take 25 gig free), Amazon has another 5 gig for ya. Google just announced their cloud storage. Sounds like a hassle to me, but these are all free.
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04 Jun 2011   #4

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It would be quicker and cheaper in the long run to buy an external USB HDD instead.
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04 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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It would be quicker and cheaper in the long run to buy an external USB HDD instead.
If that fails or something goes amok it's good to know that your data is safe else where. You are right these options are not the more affordable, I'll may have to settle with less then 100 gigs and put the most important on the cloud.
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04 Jun 2011   #6

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Point taken. It is unlikely for two disks to fail at the same time but fire or flood could do it.
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04 Jun 2011   #7

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That is why I keep my important files in a HD in my safe. I still don't trust keeping my files on someone else's drive, but my friend uses Mozy home and is happy with it.
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04 Jun 2011   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Did you mean to say 100 TB's as 100 gig is a cakewalk with any storage solution. But for sure external or internal spinner is one and cloud based though slow to upload is in theory very safe if not totally secure!
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05 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Liquid - How do you keep your drive in a safe, you unplug it and store it away and it's strictly for back ups ?
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07 Jun 2011   #10

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, I back up my major files once a month, Pictures, music, and all that are backed up, as well as taxes, work information, and more on a 1 TB drive that is in an external enclosure, and I keep that locked in my fire resistant safe.
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