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#1 RknRusty

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:51 AM

I have yet to scrape up the $ for an external drive. I was wondering what BC members thought of some of these services.
How far would you trust these sites with your non-life and death files?

Maybe I'll buy myself a new drive with my Bush money. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:31 AM

In the long run, buying either a memory stick(s) or a second hard drive is less expensive and certainly more secure than on-line storage. You might also investigate the storage space allowed by Google Documents. I take it that copying the files to disk is not an option?
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#3 RknRusty

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:05 PM

...I take it that copying the files to disk is not an option?
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Actually I do burn My Documents and the folders on my desktop to a DVD once in a while, minus the music, videos, and photos (those are the files I would mostly upload to a web service). I even have a recent DVD in my safe deposit box at the bank in case of fire, meteor, or errant satellite.

I plan to buy an external HD, but it will be a few months before I can accumulate the cash. The web services seem convenient for a procrastinator like myself, and I'm just curious about their trustworthiness.




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