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drewjonn

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I wish to no longer store most of my stuffs using a flash drive and wanna go with the online cloud drive.
Which cloud storage would provide the best worth for the price? I'm thinking about MEGA, it's a free 50GB storage with high security (at least what they say), or something like Google Drive, Dropbox, even paid version of iCloud. I prefer free service, but am willing to pay a little for better quality apps.

Any suggestions?
 
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ignatius345

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I've been very happy with Dropbox for years. Unlike iCloud, it has a very clear file structure and works great across platforms. Unlike Google Drive, the website isn't horribly designed and the OS X client is usable and good.
 

drewjonn

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Sorry that I get back so late, I tried Google Drive and the upload speed is tremendously horrible.

Among those cloud storages mentioned above, what would give at least a decent upload speed?
 

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Sorry that I get back so late, I tried Google Drive and the upload speed is tremendously horrible.

Among those cloud storages mentioned above, what would give at least a decent upload speed?
I have always been able to fully saturate my upload speeds to Amazon's servers.
 

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grahamperrin

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… I wonder if they've improved upon where you left them last?

I imagine so, but if it truly was a premature statement of compatibility (lack of attention to metadata) from a company that places such emphasis on integrity of data: I'm less inclined to trust other more recent statements without deeper investigation.
 

drewjonn

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Caution: https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/23031904

@drewjonn please, have you browsed any of the recent and less recent topics about online storage? A couple of days ago, for example, https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1982828/ – many such topics begin with some focus then expand to cover various qualities.

I don't really get what that's about, please. I create this thread so people know better of my goals and therefore would be able to suggest the right online storage rather than having me read posts that might not point on my questions directly.
 

Tech198

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I wish to no longer store most of my stuffs using a flash drive and wanna go with the online cloud drive.
Which cloud storage would provide the best worth for the price? I'm thinking about MEGA, it's a free 50GB storage with high security (at least what they say), or something like Google Drive, Dropbox, even paid version of iCloud. I prefer free service, but am willing to pay a little for better quality apps.

Any suggestions?

Amazon S3...

But it sounds like u'd want to give up backing up locally then...Scary thought. So, what happens when u cannot access "most of this stuff" ?

I use Dropbox Pro, but i gotta try and get round their sharing .. You need a dropbox account to share anything over 2+ gig *both* u and receipt must have it.. To me, that's not sharing to everyone, so looking for alternatives.
 

grahamperrin

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A few hours ago:
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you might like to join the beta without delay.

Now I get the service free of charge for a year :)
 
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