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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. Node

    Node Level 2

    Aug 6, 2017
    98
    327
    United States
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Google Drive & Dropbox
     
  2. Yoda

    Yoda Level 3

    Jul 26, 2017
    102
    244
    Greece
    Windows 7
    Avira
    No cloud Storage provider for my data.
    I m keeping everything in offline double copy.
     
  3. ItsReallyMe

    ItsReallyMe Level 2

    Dec 21, 2017
    56
    151
    Model
    Los Angeles
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Google Drive has the best client as for now!
     
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  4. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

    Nov 15, 2017
    111
    236
    Argentina
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    For me the best option is OneDrive. Greetings friends.
     
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  5. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,273
    13,595
    Utopia
    Well, I hope you don't use google docs with files in the Google format. Because if you do, you will discover that Google Drive desktop client is not syncing your actual files. It is only syncing links to your online files. But if you use google docs in the Microsoft Office format, I think that your actual files will be synced.
     
  6. Alexhousek

    Alexhousek Level 1

    Aug 19, 2017
    15
    35
    Colorado, USA
    Windows 10
    Webroot
    I use Zoolz Intelligent Cloud. (Zoolz Intelligent Home - Smart Cloud Backup For Home Use) The beauty of this product is that it allows you to add all of your cloud storage providers (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) into one interface and then you can search for files across your home PC, your network, and your cloud providers all at once. It's a great tool. Now, I don't have to remember which cloud storage I saved which file. It can also sync to any external HD as well.
     
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  7. Iapepe

    Iapepe Level 4

    Mar 17, 2013
    192
    513
    Romania
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    No cloud Storage provider for my data.
    I use my external HDD for all my storage (including backup).
     
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  8. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
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    Sounds very convenient. I used to use a service like that myself, can't remember what it's called. I think I tried two or three of them.
    But do keep in mind the security aspect of it: if Zoolz gets compromised, your whole digital collection is in mortal danger.
     
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  9. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
    Developer

    Oct 24, 2016
    2,705
    11,854
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    #49 Lockdown, Dec 28, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
    DropBox
    • Very simple to use and reliable
    • Constant sync or can be made on-demand as user sees fit
    • It keeps backup version copies in case you get smacked by ransomware (I can attest that it is an extremely valuable feature when you make a careless mistake)
    • For those of you that just have to have free, there is free and it meets the needs of most typical users except those who are voracious users of storage space
    • FREE is just enough of an inducement to get you to PAY
    • PAID is expensive for a reason; figure it out
    NOTE: The DropBox folder should be made a protected folder using your security softs\methods of choice. Please don't ask me how to do it. Figure it out for yourself.
     
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  10. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,273
    13,595
    Utopia
    I totally agree. Dropbox does the job right. Fast sync, doesn't get confused which is the most recent copy of the file, reliable versioning.
     
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  11. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
    Developer

    Oct 24, 2016
    2,705
    11,854
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    Simple and reliable like another product I know.
     
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  12. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
    980
    5,208
    retired
    denmark
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Hello: OneDrive & Icloud:)
     
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  13. Alexhousek

    Alexhousek Level 1

    Aug 19, 2017
    15
    35
    Colorado, USA
    Windows 10
    Webroot
    To be honest, this is an area that I am not too knowledgeable about. However, I did read this page and it appears to show some solid credentials and safeguards?!
    Is Zoolz HIPAA, FERPA, SAS 70, Safe Harbor, ISO 9001, ISO 27001,or PCI compliant? – Zoolz Wiki

    I would be very interested if you (or others) see concerns here about their security practices.
     
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  14. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,273
    13,595
    Utopia
    I am sure they do their best, but if you follow security news for any period of time, you will see that some very respectable companies get hacked. Our online data is vulnerable, so it is best to minimize the risks where possible.
    For instance, many people encrypt their sensitive data before uploading to the cloud. That's a smart thing to do, if you want to keep it private.
     
  15. Lightning_Brian

    Lightning_Brian Level 7

    Sep 1, 2017
    339
    1,718
    Information Technology
    USA
    Windows 10
    Norton
    Personally, I have been using Google Drive and One Drive for many many years. I encrypt everything, because I have well.... trust issues (hahaha)! In all honesty I don't want my data out in the open nor data mined; therefore, everything is heavily encrypted. I keep a local on site HDD for backups and an off sight HDD for backup reasons too. One can never be too safe! Yes, the HDDs are encrypted as well! I take no risks with data. I will not divulge what I use for encryption, but I will tell you that it exceeds the standard norm in encryption and then some!

    @_CyberGhosT_ I like keeping my storage on my own HDDs. I'm with you on keeping as much data as possible on our own devices or drives. (y)
     
  16. Telos

    Telos Level 8

    Jan 29, 2017
    378
    996
    Baana
    The web has many reports that Zoolz has terminated accounts due to infringing material. But since they claim that everything is client-side encrypted prior to uploading (with their client of course), how would they know that? Along with that are many troubling reports about decaying bandwidth.

    My primary cloud storage is a NAS.
     
  17. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

    Sep 29, 2017
    86
    351
    Graphic Designer
    Monaco
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Using OneDrive if i have to store some files as i have 1tb of storage included with the Office suite subscription. I also use Google Drive to transfer pictures and videos from my phone to my PC and Dropbox to share some files. But the files on my cloud accounts usually aren't there for long. Nothing beats my local HDD in terms of safety, privacy, speed and reliability.
     
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  18. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
    497
    3,428
    spain
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    I use but very little, OneDrive. I don't see the cloud for sure, but I admit it's comfortable to used
     
  19. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    4,273
    13,595
    Utopia
    No one uses SpiderOak One?
    Just wondering if it's any good.
     
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