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2015/03/03 10:19:19 (permalink)
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cloud storage

Hi. I currently have something like 80 gig of storage with Dropbox Thanks to a free offer when I bought a phone a few years ago. That offer is now coming to an end which means I either have to pay for the pro version or go back to the free model which will mean I will lose lots of photos etc... Which I don't want to Happen.

The pro version is £80/year for 1tb storage. I think Dropbox is great and love that it auto uploads photos from my phone. However, for £80/year going forward that seems pretty pricey So was considering something like a western digital my cloud device which is a similar price and offers 2tb storage.

Does anyone have any advice or anything similar to the my cloud? Does it allow for auto photo upload and backup?

Thanks For the help!
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    brittas
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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/03 11:17:22 (permalink)
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    I use OneDrive to back up all my stuff.  I too was put off by the price of Dropbox.
     
    My main email account is Hotmail (now branded as Outlook.com) so it was a nice fit.
     
    I pay about 50p a month for 20GB but with the original starting amount plus a bonus for connecting my camera role I have 42GB, which is plenty for me right now.
     
    The iOS apps do the auto camera roll back up so I just take pics, they get backed up, every so often I file them away in OneDrive and clear my phone down if needed.
     
    I've just looked on my account and the 100GB plan is £1.99 a month.
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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/03 11:42:46 (permalink)
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    With thise free offers i was under the impression that when it expires you can no longer upload using the free anount of space but you can still access what is already stored on it

      




     
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    tonks52
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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/03 13:10:19 (permalink)
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    dazzz
    With thise free offers i was under the impression that when it expires you can no longer upload using the free anount of space but you can still access what is already stored on it


    I think you might be right there but I will need something for all new photos etc

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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/03 13:11:53 (permalink)
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    brittas
    I use OneDrive to back up all my stuff.  I too was put off by the price of Dropbox.
     
    My main email account is Hotmail (now branded as Outlook.com) so it was a nice fit.
     
    I pay about 50p a month for 20GB but with the original starting amount plus a bonus for connecting my camera role I have 42GB, which is plenty for me right now.
     
    The iOS apps do the auto camera roll back up so I just take pics, they get backed up, every so often I file them away in OneDrive and clear my phone down if needed.
     
    I've just looked on my account and the 100GB plan is £1.99 a month.


    Cheers. . I got rid of my hotmail but didn't think to check out the Gmail version. . I'll look into it!

    Concensus seems to be actual cloud storage over and above a home based 'cloud' drive?

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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/03 14:54:09 (permalink)
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    Would never in a million years backup to 'the cloud', if that was the extent of my backup  plans. Even if I had other backup solutions in place, placing personal information/photo's/video's in the hands of a 3rd party, so ultimately the Government does not sit well - so I avoid 'the cloud'.
     
    My files are automatically backed up from the pc to a HP microserver. I have a dyndns address for remote access should I need it. In addition, I perform a monthly backup to an external drive which is only connected for the duration of the backup. Yearly, I do an additional backup to bluray discs which I store off-site.
     
    The 'cloud' can fcuk right off.
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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/03 15:45:25 (permalink)
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    tonks52
    brittas
    I use OneDrive to back up all my stuff.  I too was put off by the price of Dropbox.
     
    My main email account is Hotmail (now branded as Outlook.com) so it was a nice fit.
     
    I pay about 50p a month for 20GB but with the original starting amount plus a bonus for connecting my camera role I have 42GB, which is plenty for me right now.
     
    The iOS apps do the auto camera roll back up so I just take pics, they get backed up, every so often I file them away in OneDrive and clear my phone down if needed.
     
    I've just looked on my account and the 100GB plan is £1.99 a month.


    Cheers. . I got rid of my hotmail but didn't think to check out the Gmail version. . I'll look into it!

    Concensus seems to be actual cloud storage over and above a home based 'cloud' drive?

    I use Onedrive as it very good, but it will never replace getting yourself something like a Western Digital Clouddrive and linking it up to your network.
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    Re: cloud storage 2015/03/04 10:04:33 (permalink)

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