Review of Online Storage Providers
Online storage of computer files is becoming more important to companies, professional practices, and even individuals and families. I have been purchasing online storage for several years and am thrilled with all the storage solutions that are commonly known as cloud storage. This article provides a quick review of cloud storage providers. If you are seeking an exhaustive list, take a look at Wikipedia’s comparison of online backup services.
Shop Before You Buy
A few years ago I purchased online storage from a low-cost provider. I was initially excited and began uploading files. Unfortunately uploading the files was so slow that believe it or not, I would actually be logged by the software because of “inactivity”. You can imagine my frustration. That is when I began shopping around and when I did find a better solution, I had to painstakingly download the files from my old-slow provider and then upload to the new provider. This is a headache you should avoid. For that reason I suggest taking your time before you make a commitment.
The factors that are important for cloud storage include:
- ease-of-use and features
I recently researched various online storage service providers and rated a few on the factors listed below. The matrix presented below are just a few storage providers. The reviews are based on my experiences, the experiences of my , and the researched I conducted.
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Very timely article for me. My laptop has been crashing a lot lately so I’ve been wanting to back up some important files. I wasn’t sure if I should invest in a new external hard drive or use an online storage service like you’ve written about.
I have used Dropbox for about a year and a half now and while you rated it highly I still may check out the other options. This was very helpful for me; I am big on saving space and you will never catch me without at least 1.5 gb of free space on my phone. Thanks for the suggestions!