Monday, April 4, 2011
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 10:30 PM
"Even before last Monday's roll-out of the new Cloud Drive, I was storing my files in the Amazon cloud. I use Amazon S3, its Simple Storage Service, although admittedly I'm a fairly new customer. I'm using the service to host images for my personal blogs, I haven't uploaded much more than that. Yet."
Interesting, all the alternative cloud storage services emerging. Amazon offers 5GB free, but the technology has some clear pros and cons: the Cloud Player is fully-functional, but has no auto-syncing capability; cost per Gigabyte is competitive; free storage of MP3s that you purchase from Amazon, but doesn't include anything that you've previously purchased; metered costs, but not per gigabyte; an external hard drive, but no sharing, no syncing or external linking; Amazon's terms of service has some dodgy verbiage regarding what they may (or may not) do with your files and information. I don't think that I'll be switching from Dropbox any time soon.