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Moving to Cloud (Help Needed)

  1. GotItBro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 18, 2015

    GotItBro , Apr 18, 2015 :
    I have been storing my pictures, videos, documents etc. on my P.C. for some time now. But recently it crashed and I lost my data. After that I thought of my moving my stuff to the cloud like Drive, Dropbox etc.
    But I haven't really used these services before and I have a few questions:

    1)If I pay for 100GB a month does it remain on 100GB or it keeps adding a 100GBs per month?

    2)If I fail to pay them will they hijack my account and not let me use it?

    I have a few more questions but I first need answers to these questions. Please help.
     

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  2. jizang
    Lollipop Apr 18, 2015


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  3. Tobikage
    Nougat Apr 18, 2015

    Tobikage , Apr 18, 2015 :
    Or a bunch of 1TB SSD's
    Still gotta pay for cloud if you dont use it to the max I think...
     

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  4. feluda
    Lollipop Apr 18, 2015

    feluda , Apr 18, 2015 :
    1. It remains at 100GB

    2. Yes, unless you pay in full you lose access.

    When people say "cloud" usually they don't know what the hell they are talking about and causes more issues. Try the Amazon cloud offering https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/home
    or setup a NAS device at home with multiple drives. If you want proper backup, spend the money.
     

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  5. GotItBro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 18, 2015

    GotItBro , Apr 18, 2015 :
    Thanks and what do you mean full access like some features or storage.
     

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  6. feluda
    Lollipop Apr 18, 2015

    feluda , Apr 18, 2015 :
    You lose access to the storage.
     

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  7. GotItBro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 18, 2015

    GotItBro , Apr 18, 2015 :
    Okay.....
    Thanks for telling. But if the storage remains the same then why do we have to pay every month?
     

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  8. lostLambda
    Lollipop Apr 18, 2015


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  9. feluda
    Lollipop Apr 18, 2015

    feluda , Apr 18, 2015 :
    So that you have continued access to the same storage and the ability to upload/ download items.
     

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  10. JElder
    Honeycomb Apr 18, 2015


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  11. GotItBro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 18, 2015

    GotItBro , Apr 18, 2015 :
    Okay thanks. Which cloud service do you use?
     

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  12. feluda
    Lollipop Apr 18, 2015

    feluda , Apr 18, 2015 :
    For pictures I use Flickr, for other things I run a server on AWS. But you can use the link I gave earlier and store a lot of things in there for very little cost.
     

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  13. JElder
    Honeycomb Apr 18, 2015


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  14. tytanmcbride
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 18, 2015

    tytanmcbride , Apr 18, 2015 :
    Look into the Seagate Central...it is a NAS device, and you can access the files on it from anywhere, just like other cloud hosts. The difference is this is a device you have at your home, so you can use it locally as a network storage, or as your own little cloud storage device!

    I've had mine (3TB) Seagate Central for a few months now and don't have a single complaint about it! Works great with what you want, and offers DLNA functionality. You make an account and access it from a website when you're on the go, via a smartphone app, or from Windows Explorer/Finder when you're at home!
     

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  15. DaxNagtegaal
    Marshmallow Apr 18, 2015

    DaxNagtegaal , Apr 18, 2015 :
    Make a couple of free MEGA accounts. 50GB of free storage on each account.

    Or get 2 identical hard drives, set RAID 1 up so that they mirror each other. if one of them crashes the other will still have the data.
     

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