Unlimited cloud Storage?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Trhodezy, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Trhodezy macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    Hey there guys,

    I think I'll start off by saying that I do have a 25GB iCloud account which I think is brilliant! The cloud backup for my iDevices has saved my life several times now and the document storage is near-on perfect.

    No complaints.

    The thing is, I have around 1.5TB of old files, mostly photos, on 4 different devices. (MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Pro & Dell Desktop) and I'd very much like to store them online on a server somewhere where they are all safe from Hardware corruption and I can easily access them when I need them.

    I was wondering if you guys know of any legit and good sites that offer the above?

    My first point of call was of course DropBox but their highest is 100GB before you have to fork out ungodly amounts of money to hit the TB storage.

    If possible, I'd like a storage service which has the same integration as DropBox for Mac.

    Any suggestions?

    All help is greatly appreciated!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There's nothing that has the same level of integration as DropBox.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  4. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    Damn.. I thought as much.. thanks for the post! Appreciated.

    Oh yes please! Worth a shot I guess! :) Email: Thom.Rhodes@me.com


    Just checked out the site; wow.

    If it's like it says it is, I'm sold.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  6. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    You're star! <3 Thank you!
  7. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
  8. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Hi Jessica, would you be able to send an invite my way as well?
  9. tidegu macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2012
    seems just a invitation link like this?



    1.5TB... do you have an internet connection allows you sync 1.5TB data? and have you ever tried to recover data in order of GBs from cloud? I bet you can't wait that long, especially lots of small files.

    anyway, a large online storage would be great.
  10. r0k, Feb 17, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012

    r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Here's another invite link. It's a bit of a ponzi scheme. Other ppl have to click your link for your beta invite to "move up in the queue."


    I should also mention that I'm not really relying on dropbox, box.net or bitcasa. I like crashplan, despite their throttling above 200 GB. I also like smugmug for photos as there is no storage limit there. The only down side to smugmug is the limit on the length of videos and some video codec support issues. Crashplan and Smugmug are not free. For free photo storage, consider Picasa or Flickr. Just read the terms & conditions and you will notice that Picasa gives you "unlimited" storage with google+ membership but then downsamples your photos to 2048 pixels (longest side). Flickr has very short video length restrictions but it is among the best photo sharing sites out there.

    As for upload limits, it depends on your ISP. I uploaded about 160 GB of stuff without tripping any sort of "limits" on Comcast. The stated download limit of my account is 250 GB a month which seems rather small if I think about backing up and restoring terabytes of stuff at one time. I like the way dropbox can be set to "self throttle" to avoid hogging all the bandwidth so it might take 3 or 4 days to upload 50 gig but it doesn't make the net unusable for the rest of the computers in the house.
  11. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I use Carbonite which also throttles after 200GB. Beside a web interface they also have an iOS client. I looked at Mozy a long time ago but chose Carbonite.

    If it's just hardware failure, you could get a Time Capsule or NAS or external drive. Of course that won't protect against theft/fire/flood/locust/etc.

    Before Carbonite I burned photos to DVDs and left them at the office. That turned into a small USB drive when I included other stuff. Inconvenient as heck but it was better than nothing. For some stuff I just put two extra drives in my tower and set up RAID 1.
  12. Doombringer macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2012
    Bitcasa looks to be Dropbox on steroids. I love the idea of unlimited storage and being able to dropboxify any folder.

    Definitely something I'll be keeping an eye on :)
  13. Bear, Feb 24, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012

    Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    1.5 TB will take quite a while to upload.

    Might I suggest buying 1 (or even 2) 2 TB drives to back up your data? At least 1 that is not powered on/connected unless you're actively copying data to it., And a second that is attached to your home lag in some way.

    You have no idea what business model most of these cloud services will be using in a year. "The first hit is free." And you have no idea when one might get shut down or go out of business.

    And for safety you can keep the offline disk somewhere else. Safe deposit box, family members house, etc.
  14. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Have you tried Crashplan? They definitely offer unlimited storage.
  15. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Another vote for Crashplan. Just ackup, not anything like Dropbox, but works great.


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