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snert
24 Apr 2018

i don't trust anyone!!!

Posted by:

MikieB
24 Apr 2018

@snert, I totally agree. I wouldn't trust anyone with my information except myself, and that's even questionable.

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JoAnn Graham
24 Apr 2018

I agree with other commenters. With all the data breaches, etc., I have always thought "cloud" storage was risky and an invitation to data theft!

Posted by:

Lucy
24 Apr 2018

Do users know which country the servers they send all their information to are in?

Would they be notified if new servers in a new country were used?

Just wondering.

Posted by:

Bill
24 Apr 2018

Thanks but no thanks. I'll keep my data safe on my FreeNAS box here at home. And I didn't like how Flickr worked so I deleted everything off that service a few years back. And I sure wouldn't trust any website with a name like Smugmug.

Posted by:

Mimi
24 Apr 2018

I do not trust the cloud. I backup everything to many external hard drives every week.

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Graham M.
24 Apr 2018

I am in total agreement with all of these previous comments.

Posted by:

horqua
24 Apr 2018

I agree with the posters above but I find I need to be more pragmatic regarding cloud storage. I too have my own 6tb WDMyCloud device where I store and BU photos media, & household files. I can't help but be concerned regarding backing up the back up. At some point, we consumers are going to have to relent and trust an outside service. If only they were more trustworthy than their current iterations. Cloud services are going to need to prove higher levels of security before consumers can truly entrust their critical data.

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GregC
24 Apr 2018

1 TB of storage for Google Drive is priced at $9.99/month or $99.99 if paid annually. You get unlimited storage of photos on Google Photos if the image size is less than 16MB. If the image is larger, it counts against your Drive storage quota.

Personally, I'm all in for Google Drive. I do encrypt sensitive information using Minilock. I'll take Google's security over what I (or just about anyone else I know) am able to do.

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Kenneth Heikkila
24 Apr 2018

I use iCloud for my photos, contacts, calendar and and notes. I pay $0.99/mo. for space for my many photos. I also have Amazon Prime, but rarely go to the cloud as I have enough space on my iPhone 7+ for thousands of songs and hundreds of iBooks. I had Dropbox, but never used it so they threw me off.....no loss.

Posted by:

Beverly
24 Apr 2018

I use iCloud for personal stuff. I often need to work on files at home and at work. For that we have a paid dropbox. I agree with the comments on security however it's very convenient. I am careful what files I put up there.

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Dwayne Hunt
24 Apr 2018

Like several of the other commenters, I am not trusting of "cloud" storage. The things that I consider important (music that I have mixed for other people, certain personal files and system data) is saved incrementally with Casper to several 1 TB hard drives daily. That provides me with a mirror image backup that is never over 1 day old. Works fine for me and I consider it about as good as it gets for no charge. This happens while I sleep!!!

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Denise
24 Apr 2018

I use cloud services for files I need to access with multiple devices, such as current school work and things I am reading on multiple devices. I do not use it for backup or specifically for storage. I believe that this is a reasonable use for the space. My backups are on external hard drives (that are not permanently attached to the computer!) and once in a while on optical media.

Posted by:

SysOp404
24 Apr 2018

We mainly use Google Drive as a convenient way to share important encrypted files between several devices. To a somewhat lesser degree, (for sharing unimportant photos and misc. documents), we also use Microsoft's OneDrive, Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. By spreading files between services, it's been easy to stay within the limits of the various free offerings, (in part, because all our large back-ups are kept on local storage, rather than on any cloud servers.)

Posted by:

Mike
24 Apr 2018

I have tried OneDrive, Google Drive, Spideroak, and a few others. Google Drive seemed to give the most bang for my buck until recently.

I found an app called Degoo on the Play Store, which offers 100 GB free to start. Watching 30 second videos will earn you another gigabyte and downloading/running sponsored apps will fetch from a few hundred gigabytes to around 1.5 terabytes per app. You can upgrade if you want to skip all that and pay a monthly fee (not sure how much yet). Like I said I just found Degoo this week so we'll see how good free really is in this case.

Degoo also encrypts your files on your device before uploading, a boon for the privacy conscious.

Posted by:

Phil
24 Apr 2018

I have nothing in the "cloud" and never will. I rotate my backups monthly between two hard drives. I don't trust anyone outside of my front door.

Posted by:

Wild Bill
24 Apr 2018

For those needing that much data assurance, a pair of hard drives used for backup in alternating fashion, with one always off-site, would be a solution. Gets around the "trust" issue but does require physical time and effort. I suspect that for most users a local back-up plus cloud backup would be simpler although I think I would recommend encryption for sensitive information on-line.

Posted by:

Jim
24 Apr 2018

I trust the cloud for storage of my data. I also make local backups.
Google Photos has free unlimited storage for my pictures and videos.
I wonder if those who don't trust the cloud keep their money under the mattress?

Posted by:

Smoky
24 Apr 2018

Well Jim I keep my money under my underwear in the dresser drawer. I also keep all my back ups on my several drives on a shelf. Guess I am from the old school,trust very few with my personal stuff. Thank you just saying.

Posted by:

Larry Ray
24 Apr 2018

Who or what is to say that 6 months from now that some super-hackers will hack into the these so-called encrypted cloud storage sites and steal or have access to your info? There is a cyber war going on between some super powers with super smart humans in groups or individuals burning the midnight oil to break into the cloud-ware storage bins. And you know what? Sooner or later they will do it.

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