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    • michaels
    • By michaels 4th Sep 12, 10:52 PM
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    • 4th Sep 12, 10:52 PM
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    • 4th Sep 12, 10:52 PM
    I checked my photos and found I had 25gb - I don't suppose anyone knows of a site offering 25gb free?
    Cool heads and compromise
  • TheRealFixer
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    • 4th Sep 12, 11:42 PM
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    • 4th Sep 12, 11:42 PM
    I use adrive.com, 50GB storage free and you get to use a flexible uploader that will also access any local shared drives (NAS/Server) etc. Also offers Android and iOS apps.

    More features and storage available for cash!

    Phil.
    Last edited by TheRealFixer; 04-09-2012 at 11:44 PM. Reason: More info and a full stop.
  • virtual_odin
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    • 5th Sep 12, 9:36 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 9:36 AM
    SugarSync offers 5GB for free
  • jaym2502
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    • 5th Sep 12, 9:56 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 9:56 AM
    I checked my photos and found I had 25gb - I don't suppose anyone knows of a site offering 25gb free?
    Originally posted by michaels
    ADrive offers 50GB free
    • beekay1943
    • By beekay1943 5th Sep 12, 9:58 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 9:58 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 9:58 AM
    The cloud storage facilities already mentioned allow you to save any sort of file in your storage account up to the maximum level chosen - either free or paid for. If you are only concerned about storing your photographic images and videos, I would recommend Photobucket.com which has absolutely no limit on the amount of image/video files you store. Once stored in your Photobucket account, you can specify whether or not these files are completely private, public or available only to selected persons (friends, family etc) It also provides instant codes that allow you to add links to these files for emails, web pages or forums etc. It is well worth considering if you only wish to back your images/videos.
    • escritor
    • By escritor 5th Sep 12, 10:32 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 10:32 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 10:32 AM
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! have just started offering 50GB free. Disadvantage - maximum individual file limit of 200MB. Advantage - free desktop widget for uploading. I've used the service intermittently for a few years and found it reliable & efficient.
    • escritor
    • By escritor 5th Sep 12, 10:33 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 10:33 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 10:33 AM
    Message should read - mediafire have just started offering 50GB free.
  • hansonaj
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    • 5th Sep 12, 11:00 AM
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    • 5th Sep 12, 11:00 AM
    SugarSync offers 5GB for free
    Originally posted by virtual_odin
    I would strongly recommend SugarSync, and it does as it says, syncs your files rather than you having to remember to perform a backup!
  • seaneeboy
    I use Livedrive and it's excellent. Unlimited backup of a computer (I'm currently on around 500GB) or higher packages let you share files like a massive, cheaper version of Dropbox.

    From 35/year.

    Sorry, I'm too new to post a link. But it's easy enough to find. Search for Livedrive.
  • Former MSE Becca
    Livedrive
    I use Livedrive and it's excellent. Unlimited backup of a computer (I'm currently on around 500GB) or higher packages let you share files like a massive, cheaper version of Dropbox.

    From 35/year.

    Sorry, I'm too new to post a link. But it's easy enough to find. Search for Livedrive.
    Originally posted by seaneeboy
    Thanks for the suggestion Seaneeboy. Here's the link if anyone wants to check it out: http://www.livedrive.com/

    Many thanks,
    MSE Becca
  • theboywonder
    Dropbox is Excellent
    Dropbox is highly recommended. You might not get massive of space for free - but who need 50GB anyway, With Dropbox files are sync'd across all devices with Dropbox installed which is a far better feature.
  • ogwen
    Don't forget the ease/price of USB memory stick. A 64gb can be had for around 25 now, so if you have a lot of photo's then this might be worth considering. Photo's don't necesarily need to be secured, and if you have two always keep a spare in your work drawer/locker or at your relatives house?
  • ogwen
    Dropbox is highly recommended. You might not get massive of space for free - but who need 50GB anyway, With Dropbox files are sync'd across all devices with Dropbox installed which is a far better feature.
    Originally posted by theboywonder
    Dropbox also gives generous free extra space for linking phone/reccomending friends/tweeting etc - i'm up to 7gb now for free

    If you have a samsung phone you get 50gb Dropbox for 2 years for free
    • rob 2512
    • By rob 2512 5th Sep 12, 2:41 PM
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    rob 2512
    Is online storage safe?
    If you are using cloud services to store or back up files, you could lose data if the site closes down (or is closed down), as when Megaupload was shut down by US prosecutors earlier this year (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16838342).

    Also, if the site has data problems, customers can lose data, as with the high profile case of Amazon in April last year.
  • lowlylittlecog
    Don't forget the ease/price of USB memory stick. A 64gb can be had for around 25 now, so if you have a lot of photo's then this might be worth considering. Photo's don't necesarily need to be secured, and if you have two always keep a spare in your work drawer/locker or at your relatives house?
    Originally posted by ogwen
    Might be worth saying that no backup solution is perfect and USB sticks (and external hard drives, DVDs, CDs, memory cards etc) can fail. When they fail there is often little chance of data recovery. If you use a stick, there is no harm in reducing your chances of catastrophic data loss to virtually zero by also backing up to an online provider.

    Conversely, having a stick covers you in the event of situations like Megaupload and Amazon described by rob 2512 above.
    Last edited by lowlylittlecog; 05-09-2012 at 2:55 PM. Reason: Edited to reflect other posting.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  • ThirdCat
    I would strongly recommend SugarSync, and it does as it says, syncs your files rather than you having to remember to perform a backup!
    Originally posted by hansonaj
    I would second that. I actually pay the $50 per annum for a 30GB selection of my work folders, as the sync approach makes sense for me.

    I also use Dropbox - the free allowance - for any joint projects, where I only share some of the related files.

    YMMV, as you know :-)

    Greetings from sunny Lake District,
    TC
  • ianmackers
    Unlimited Storage
    There is also JustCloud which has an option for unlimited storage for around $6.95 pm. It has all the usual backup/mobile/sharing fetures...

    Cost Plans (www[dot]justcloud[dot]com/help-center/question/128/how-much-does-justcloud-cost)

    Here is also a secret link to save you 35%!! (www[dot]justcloud[dot]com/secret-link)
  • weinsteini
    Storing entire directories
    I'd like to back up my USB key online but i have loads of folders within folders on it. I've tried Sky Drive but they only upload one folder at a time. Does anyone know of any free services that will allow me to upload the whole directory in one go?
    • Vintage82
    • By Vintage82 5th Sep 12, 4:53 PM
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    Vintage82
    If you are using cloud services to store or back up files, you could lose data if the site closes down (or is closed down), as when Megaupload was shut down by US prosecutors earlier this year (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16838342).

    Also, if the site has data problems, customers can lose data, as with the high profile case of Amazon in April last year.
    Originally posted by rob 2512
    Excellent point Rob and it's worth noting these services potentially aren't worth using for commercial purposes as they don't offer a Service Level Agreement for your data if anything goes wrong.

    Also, there are no guarantees as to where your data is being stored, so other unseen factors may mean you have no access for your data.

    For photos, why not use Facebook? Never seen any mentions on storage limits, although uploading can be annoying at times.

    That being said, I use Dropbox across my work and home laptops, my iPad and Android tablet and very happy.
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