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#1 teddyk

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

I am an avid photographer/videographer (amature)..possibly going pro but low budget now...... I have filled 4 external drives with about 3.5 TB combined. I am looking for an online service that won't cost me a fortune. 



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:21 PM

What do you consider a fortune?

And are you looking for "active storage" or online backup?

In reality, you are likely to find that it will be cheaper to buy more local storage (aka hard drives) than it is to pay for 3.5 TB (or more) of online "active" storage. For example, it looks like DropBox would be about $500 a year just for 500 GB. Google Drive is $100 per month for 10 TB. You likely will find lesser know names for less, but probably not that much less such that it becomes cheaper than more hard drives.

If you are looking for online backup, then there are much cheaper options that allow for "unlimited data" but you would want to read their fine print about what their consider unlimited. And you would likely not have easy access from anywhere as it is meant for backup, not "active" online storage.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

BC advisor, 

 

You are correct, unlimited is typically limited to one hardrive installed locally which would make this not a suitable alternative.  

 

1200 a year is alot. I am having a tough time understanding with disk space and bandwith available at such cheap prices why there are not more reasonable alternatives. 



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:59 AM

I would even settle for a solution that would limit my access and so to keep the provider's cost down.  



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

I would even settle for a solution that would limit my access and so to keep the provider's cost down.


Then you can look at "backup" services such as Carbonite, Mozy, Crashplan, and others.

Here is article list a bunch of them:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/online_backup_services.htm

Here is another one to look at:

http://lifehacker.com/five-best-online-backup-services-1006345049

Note that I found both articles with a Google search, so I cannot say how good or bad any information or advice that is given.




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