What would be the best cloud storage for Mac?

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    drewjonn macrumors regular

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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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    I am a fan of BackBlaze, personally.

    I also use their Backblaze B2 at work.
     
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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.
     
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    I use iCloud. It's easy to add file folders, drag and drop on my mac ( Command-N, iCloud folder right in the menu). I can log into http://icloud.com from my Ubuntu Tablet, Windows10 test box, Kali Linux laptop and drag and drop folders/files right from the web interface.
     
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  7. drewjonn thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    I have always been able to fully saturate my upload speeds to Amazon's servers.
     
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    Maybe a revisit would turn in to an interesting read. It has been 3 years. I wonder if they've improved upon where you left them last?
     
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    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.
     
  12. drewjonn thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  13. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    OK, thanks.

    First: Upthere, you might like to join the beta without delay.

    Second: Mozy.

    Please: do either of those appeal to you? If not, why? (The answers will help to understand more about your goals.)
     
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    I use Arq, with Nearline, AWS S3 & Dropbox. No problems. Fast up and down,, works great.
     
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    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.
     
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    A few hours ago:
    Now I get the service free of charge for a year :)
     

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