Poll Which (If any) Cloud Storage Provider(s) do you use?

Discussion in 'Backup, Sync and Encryption' started by Logethica, Aug 5, 2016.

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Which (If any) Cloud Storage Provider(s) do you use?

  1. Dropbox

    35.6%
  2. Google Drive

    49.4%
  3. OneDrive

    52.9%
  4. iCloud

    9.2%
  5. Carbonite

    1.1%
  6. Mozy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Tresorit

    2.3%
  8. SugarSync

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. *Other Cloud Storage Provider

    29.9%
  10. *No Cloud Storage Provider

    14.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Logethica

    Logethica Level 12

    Jun 24, 2016
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    Best Cloud Storage Providers of 2016
    (Updated August 1st 2016):

    Cloud storage has evolved from an enterprise service into a service used by millions of households and small businesses all around the world. As users continue to accumulate countless documents, images, and video and audio files, demand for online storage services is on the rise. Once they load their files to the cloud, users want to be able to access those files from any location and device. In order to help you choose between the numerous options available, we conducted thorough research of the best cloud storage providers on the market and presented our findings below....

    Please Visit the above link to read the Reviews: The Providers rated are-
    just Cloud, SugarSync, Crash Plan, BackBlaze, elephant drive, myPCBackup.com, Backup Genie, Zip cloud, Carbonite, livedrive

    As there are many cloud storage providers this poll includes a mix of the well known & recent options
     
  2. woodrowbone

    woodrowbone Level 8

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    I recommend Jottacloud they claim it is the world´s safest cloud. I guess when it comes to privacy it very well might be.
    As they are hosted in Norway, Patriot Act is not valid here, and your files are safe from snooping governments.
    This is of course for those who cares, I am just impressed with the transfer speed in both directions compared to some of the others listed that I have tested.

    /W
     
  3. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    #3 _CyberGhosT_, Aug 6, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
    Very good, but one question, is it encrypted storage, as well as during transfer ?
    I did notice it offers 5GB free thats nice of them
    EDIT
    Quote from the Service:
    Jottacloud is a cloud storage service for individuals and companies that lets you backup, synchronize, store and share files from all your devices. The uploaded data is protected by one of the worlds strongest privacy laws, with all your data stored in Norway. (END)
    It mentions nothing of encryption during transfer or during storage, privacy laws
    are great, but almost useless if the data remains unencrypted.
     
  4. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    I voted none
    All mine is done locally on encrypted external drives stored offline in a secured enclosure.
     
  5. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
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    I use Google Drive, Dropbox, and... Mega... Honestly I will risk using MEGA I have used it for quite some time I understand the risks but majority of files that are inportant are on GD and the rest is just stuff.
     
  6. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    I have a MEGA acct as well, but your right I only put installers that i want easy access to, or crap like that. ;)
     
  7. Aura

    Aura Level 20

    Jul 29, 2014
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    Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
    Dropbox as my main, Google Drive for my pictures (from my Nexus 5) and archive, and OneDrive when I can't access the 2 others. I mostly just use them so I can access files from anywhere.
     
  8. Cohen

    Cohen Level 7

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    I use Google Drive and One Drive.
    Google Drive is more for my photos (set it to auto-upload pictures I take on my phone) and documents for my classes in school; One Drive is for everything else (I got 100GB free because I have a Samsung phone :D).
     
  9. safe1st

    safe1st Level 16

    Jan 29, 2016
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    DropBox and one drive
    Both for music mostly and some good pictures :)
     
  10. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 18
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    Feb 4, 2016
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    i'm frequently using these services:

    www.dropbox.com
    www.hubic.com/home/
    www.pcloud.com/de/
    www.box.com/de-de/home
    ....and of course "Google Drive" and "OneDrive".

    I will also create an account at jottacloud (see POST #02 and thx for this tip @woodrowbone)

    I also have a local NAS drive, that is possibly the best solution when you need all you private data
    from home on mobile devices. I also try not to upload sensitive/private data to any cloud services
    i mentioned in the list above.
     
  11. TheBlue262

    TheBlue262 Level 3

    Dec 24, 2015
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    I use Google drive and One drive for my files. I might try Mega for files that aren't as important.
     
  12. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    May 16, 2011
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    Mega + Dropbox synchronizing the same folder.
     
  13. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Well I understand the purpose of cloud backup to make it secure and well encrypted however at the end of day, a matter of how the product advertise to make user convincing use the service.

    Which why OneDrive, Gdrive or even Dropbox manage to gain the part; of course you will be the judge when it comes to their security enhancement.
     
  14. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    I use dropbox as I have my education account

    Gdrive for fun, no real use

    onedrive: very disappointed, badly coded apps in android and windows as they are super slow and buggy compared to the rest, at least for me

    mediafire: good but now they removed desktop syncing app so now Im no longer using it as the primary backup solution as before

    everything is free, I dont care about privacy, I dont wanna pay. I just ise them to store my study documents
     
  15. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    I prefer to use my HDD for all my storage uses. ;)
     
  16. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Smart man, now come off of some of that coffee you have stashed on that HDD :p
     
  17. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    dropbox is top quality service. If you work on a file, you can be sure you will always end up with the latest version, and if dropbox is unsure which version is the latest, it will mark it as "conflicted version".
    So you will not lose your work!
    And if you restore your system from an image, also then, dropbox is smart enough to give you the latest version of your files.
    so for files that you are actively editing, use dropbox and you won't be sorry.
    store all your old stuff somewhere else.
     
  18. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Interesting info shmu26 I did not know this about DropBox, Thank You :)
     
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  19. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    I use 3 of them for everyday use: GoogleDrive, OneDrive and iCloud.
    For huge backups I use 1TB at STACK.
     
  20. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
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    Google Drive, OneDrive, MEGA and DropBox. I also have an External HDD for my games, movies and some important files.
     
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