Inexpensive cloud storage has been something I’ve been looking for for some time. I really appreciate my Dropbox account. But have spent some time investigating backup solutions that store online like Carbonite, as well as the new Dropbox competitors such as Sky Drive by Microsoft, and G drive by google.
So far I’ve stuck with Dropbox, mostly because they have ways way you can increase your free storage space allocation. I’m currently at a little over 10GB of free storage. The other big reason, is it works pretty easily, however Sky Drive and Google Drive have pretty much copied their method.
But when it comes to a large amount of cloud storage I’m at a loss. Even looking at Amazon S3 for cloud storage it was too complicated a setup and seemed expensive for a home user.
Recently I discovered JustCloud.com (which uses Amazon S3). I’m predicting this service is going to be a big hit. They offer an option for unlimited storage, across multiple computers for just over $150 for two years. That’s remarkably inexpensive when you throw in words like “unlimited”.
But this isn’t something you try out with a free account. You won’t get 5GB free, like the other services I mentioned above, but instead only 15mb of free storage space, and with their lowest tiered paid account, you get 1 GB free. So if you are going to use this service, go for the whole kit and kaboodle.