So 20GB of Storage... What exactly do YOU use it on?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Blazer5913, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    So right now I'm just beginning to contemplate my MM account and the pros/cons of its $100 membership. I use gmail for my mail account, but I do really enjoy the syncing ability of MM + iCal + iPhone/iPad (it keeps my life in order haha). But as far as the storage is concerned, what exactly do you guys put on the iDisk server? I have a backup of my Documents folder, but besides that, I am stumped. Pictures and Music for me are way more than 20gb, and I don't come anywhere near 20gb of email storage. So what do you guys use it for, give me some ideas! Thanks
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2010
    I just put my favorite songs and pictures up and I think the website counts as storage too
  3. macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    1st of all for the love of god don't pay $100 for it, 1 year MobileMe was $47 on Amazon as of yesterday when I looked.

    As to what I use the storage for: most useful thing for me is being able to share files that are too big to attach to emails. MobileMe is a relatively good way to send video and music. If I want to share an album or several albums by an artist, I'll zip them into a single file, upload to MM, and send friends email links.

    Also when I was helping friends upgrade their iPhones to iOS 4 Gold Master a few weeks before it officially came out, I hosted the update file (~380MB) and the iTunes Beta version that you needed (~70MB?) in my iDisk and shared that with friends... ha I wonder if a lot of people are doing things like that and if Apple monitors that kind of thing.
  4. macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    It's too slow for my liking, so I keep next to nothing in the iDisk.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Appreciate the responses. I guess next billing cycle I will definitely look on Amazon for a discounted MM price. I still don't think that the MM offerings justify its price, especially since I don't use the email or web hosting, but if it keeps my life in order (and I can get it for below 50 bucks a year), I guess its just another credit card payment I'll make to Mr. Jobs. This logic is happening way too often these days!
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    iDisk, Mail, Gallery, etc. I use practically everything it has. If I had to piecemeal it out, it wouldn't be nearly as integrated or elegant, and I'd lose Find my iPhone.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    Like steviem, I find iDisk pretty slow so I don't really use it for anything. I put some random junk on there (various PDFs I would like to read, Lightroom setup .dmg, etc) but don't really access any of it. If it were faster I would look into setting up some kind of cloud sync between computers, but when I tried it before it just was way too slow.

    Actually I don't use much of anything else besides the inter-mac/idevice syncing. I don't have an iPhone so while it is fun to "locate" my ipod touch, it does not really have that much value. I use a different method of posting photos on the web, I do not like the interface of the MM gallery.

    What justified the cost of MM for me is the back-to-my-mac stuff. It's a convenience thing for sure, as I had a system working earlier by SSH tunneling into the macs via the terminal, but it was a little clunky (had to launch the terminal and type in the commands every time). It's more convenient to get the "screen sharing" button and from what I gathered during my research, BTMM does it just as securely as the SSH method (actually a little more secure).
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    It's too slow, I don't use it for anything beyond Aperture galleries. I wish there was a 2GB option for cheaper.

    And yes, MobileMe isn't $100, it's whatever it costs on eBay or Amazon :) Same as Apple care for my iMac. It's not $170, it's $65!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2010
    well, I use idisk for music mainly ..
    I have uploaded all my itunes library to idisk (sounds crazy, I know), so I can listen to my favorite music anywhere.

    if you willing to do this, I suggest that you should use Transmit, a convenient ftp client that supports idisk, to upload all your music because it's faster and if something wrong happened while you uploading, you can continue uploading later :)
  10. macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2010
    I would also recommend using Transmit when uploading stuff, way faster than using the Finder.

    I store mostly pictures and iTunes Store purchases there. :)

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