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#1 Trav1s OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Thought this might be a good topic to consider as I have noticed problems with bad drives and other tech disasters.  At this time I am using two FREE services to tie my personal and work machines together.  I use Windows/OSX/Linux on a regular basis so these options work across platforms.  

 

Dropbox - 2 GB free with sign up

 

Google Drive - 10 GB free with a gmail account

 

 

An other options to consider out there in GTTalk tech land?

 



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Posted August 29, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Yes-  Large capacity FLASH drives and external Hard disks won't cost you anything and your data is private and kept intact..  JMO


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Heres a BETTER ONE



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Posted August 29, 2015 - 12:33 PM

I get the flash drive option too.



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Posted August 29, 2015 - 05:06 PM

I have about 3 GB on Dropbox and 5 GB on PCLOS and then 10 GB on Google Drive.  I like Dropbox because not only is it stored on their sever but also on your local PC so if you internet connection goes down you can still access your files.  I store my service manuals and tech papers on Dropbox so I can access them in the shop or up in my office.  PCLOS I store my photos.

 

If you are using an external HDD then be careful of Seagate. I have had nothing be terrible service out of them, they last about 6 months.  I had one a few years ago and I ended up returning it 2 times finally the 3rd time I said forget it and threw it in the trash and have never bought a Seagate again.


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:29 PM

2 Flash Drives, One in the house and the other on in my office. I figure in case of a fire or other catastrophe then I should be covered.

As far as cloud it grabs things occasionally and stores them for me and so I just go delete everything in those drives from time to time.

 

If the storage is free you have to wonder what it really costs you.,Privacy I suspect and information that they can sell it seems to be about the money doesn't it?


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 11:32 AM


If the storage is free you have to wonder what it really costs you.,Privacy I suspect and information that they can sell it seems to be about the money doesn't it?

 

That is a good question.  Google for sure I wouldn't trust nor Microsoft.  Not sure about Dropbox, I would think that if they did and it came to light it would shut them down since unlike Google they have no other income source ( I think).  I think they rely on the ones that need more storage space and that does cost.  The initial amount of storage space you get with dropbox is small and doesn't take long to fill up, kind of like our shops LOL, so either you buy more or you can get additional small amounts buy referring others and they sign up. 

 

I really don't use Google drive and my Dropbox has nothing but manuals so I'm really not worried about them.  My PCLOS is a Linux community storage, much like our Gallery is here, and I just have pictures there.  The worse they could do is tell Microsoft I have pictures like this:

 

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 07:39 AM

I've been using Box.com for several years now for storing manuals and other documents and I've been very happy with it. You get 10G free with a 250M file size limit. Their Android app works great as well.
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Posted September 06, 2015 - 11:28 PM

I use Dropbox.

I have about 50 GB thanks to nice people here using it after I sent them a manual. Thanks!!!

Works great with my Smartphone too.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 02:40 PM

Heres a BETTER ONE

You can probably get a better price by looking on Techbargains site and I would get a USB 3.0 model.



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Posted September 08, 2015 - 06:01 PM

You can probably get a better price by looking on Techbargains site and I would get a USB 3.0 model.

That's all fine and good but first he will need to determine if he has a 3.0 USB port on his machine..  When I initially posted the BB link it was only ~$59..  Must have been a back-to-school sale..


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 07:19 PM

I went with DropBox and had to add another $10 worth right out of the gate.  Didn't site to well and now they want $10 every month.  Needed to do something quick as the HD is making loud noise once in a while when it runs.  I think I am going to a Flash Drive - - - or thumb drive - - - or what ever they are called and keep everything right here at home.  I don't need any of that smart phone app stuff I don't understand.  My good little flip phone won't take that fang dangled stuff anyway.



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Posted September 09, 2015 - 07:47 PM

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Posted September 10, 2015 - 07:55 AM

I see your cloud storage is growing!






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