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macrumors 68000
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Dec 9, 2011
Looking for more secure cloud storage and backup than Dropbox.

I've been using SpiderOak for a while now and Jottacloud for a couple of months. UI wise I can live well with both of them. SO based in the US but zero knowledge policy, JC not encryped but based in Norway with stricter legal protection. JC a bit less expensive at the moment, but prices seem to fluctuate regularly and neither are outrageously priced. Simpler to access JC files via iPad (due to lack of encryption).

I also just signed up for Mega to test it out.

Does anyone have experiences or opinions to share?


macrumors 6502a
Aug 25, 2013
The Netherlands
If you want super secure, get something you control yourself. Synology, or Owncloud.

That said, I've tried Mega in the past and got funny stuff with the Mac client. It uploaded fast enough but I had problems syncing between two Macs. Sometimes it refused to sync a folder, or would take a loooong time to finally catch up. As a backup solution for a single Mac, it may be fine.

For me personally, I have to think about something else and that's company firewalls. I'm regularly at client sites and some of these company firewalls are very restrictive. The only thing that works almost everywhere is Owncloud, running on my own virtual server, with the client running on my Macs.
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macrumors regular
Oct 17, 2014
JC not encrypted but based in Norway with stricter legal protection.
I wouldn't trust them if they do not claim they're encrypted. The safest way to to encrypt the files yourself:)
Enrypting data using something like Hider on top of any storage might be a good idea. Get Backup or Arq are great for cloud backups (Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive <-unlimited).

If you encrypt your data no one can force the provider to decrypt it;)
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