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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wuala: The Best Alternative to Dropbox?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/#!5798179/wua...xtra-free-space

If you're looking to get more bang for your buck than what Dropbox offers, Wuala might be worth checking out: their prices are cheaper, they have more "in-between" pricing in terms of storage, and they cover the Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android platforms. Perhaps the coolest thing they've done though is allow you to offer Wuala the use of your hard drive; if you give them 100 GB of space on a your always-on computer (that's an important part), you'll get 70 GB of storage on their servers. Given how cheap local storage is, that seems like a good deal to me! I'm a very happy Dropbox user, but I find myself tempted by this...how about you?


Monday, April 4, 2011

Inexpensive, Limited Storage in the Amazon Cloud

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 10:30 PM

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...ew_cloud_dr.php

"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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Carbonite Available for Intel Macs, Offering Free Trial

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/139.../carbonite.html

Carbonite, an online backup service, is now available for the Mac. The service is priced at $55 per machine per year. A free trial is available.

They are even using a Mac on their home page, but it must be an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later in order to use the service. Carbonite provides unlimited storage capabilities and automation to simplify your backup needs, with the software running in the background, finding new and changed files and backing them up. Well, as long as you are connected to the Internet. Seems pretty adaptable and they offer a free trial (15 days to try it and if you sign up you get two months free).

I see from some posts that it doesn't yet support external drives, and it doesn't work reliably on Safari. They suggest switching to Firefox if you have a problem using Safari and that appears to fix the problem. I don't have much use for it since I have a Drobo, but the price isn't too bad. If I think I might need to have off site storage someday, I may consider it. Anyone out there use this type of service?


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