1TB Offline Storage For Life - £19.99 @ zoolz
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1TB Offline Storage For Life - £19.99 @ zoolz

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Found 26th Sep 2017Edited by:"stockdam"
Pay once for cloud storage.

You get 500GB of quick access storage (instant recovery) and 500GB of vault storage (several hours to recover files). Others who have used the service may be able to comment.

Most offline storage at this quantity needs a recurring cost so a one-off payment of £23.99 appears to be decent.

Two people can share the storage.

Supports Windows and Mac - so no Linux or Android?

For those who want storage in the cloud then is there a cheaper option for 500GB instant storage plus 500GB "vault" storage (several hours to recover files)?
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    Think you have a typo there in the description! Should be 500GB not MB?
    Original Poster
    Yes sorry that should be 500GB
    Storage for life - Internet speak for I'll give it 5 years if youre lucky.
    "You never have to worry about your data being deleted from the cloud."

    Not sure what they mean by this surely this is just the same as a "cloud" service?
    ** IF ** you intend to use this service encrypt your data before storing it in the cloud and don't use this as your one and only back up!!

    You've been warned!
    The completely freebie 100GB option cloud1.zoolz.co.uk/Off…GB may suit users with less requirements.
    Of course do they specify a 'lifetime' - a lifetime can be a few days for some creatures and internet startups.
    You'll need to add VAT so comes out at £23.99
    Ralph8881 h, 25 m ago

    Storage for life - Internet speak for I'll give it 5 years if youre lucky.


    It's on AWS, so no chance of that.....half the planet is on Amazon.
    draeburn2 m ago

    It's on AWS, so no chance of that.....half the planet is on Amazon.



    Original comment was likely referring to the lifetime of the merchant reselling the storage, not the actual storage provider.
    Protoype1 h, 20 m ago

    ** IF ** you intend to use this service encrypt your data before storing …** IF ** you intend to use this service encrypt your data before storing it in the cloud and don't use this as your one and only back up!!You've been warned!


    It's already encrypted on ulpoad, and is stored across multiple AWS sites, so you are pretty safe using this as your one and only back up (assuming you backup locally anyway):

    "Zoolz encrypts your files before they leave your machine, securely transfers your files, and stores them on encrypted servers using military grade 256 AES Encryption"
    AndyRoyd2 m ago

    Original comment was likely referring to the lifetime of the merchant …Original comment was likely referring to the lifetime of the merchant reselling the storage, not the actual storage provider.


    True, but doesn't matter, your files are held by Amazon, not Zoolz. That is just the interface, you can access your stuff directly if you know how.
    draeburn13 m ago

    True, but doesn't matter, your files are held by Amazon, not Zoolz. That …True, but doesn't matter, your files are held by Amazon, not Zoolz. That is just the interface, you can access your stuff directly if you know how.



    I guess once a defunct reseller ceases to pay for the storage, the reseller's customers' files will be deleted.
    Original Poster
    AndyRoyd17 m ago

    I guess once a defunct reseller ceases to pay for the storage, the …I guess once a defunct reseller ceases to pay for the storage, the reseller's customers' files will be deleted.


    I think you will get several emails about it so that you can transfer your files somewhere else. This happened to me on a photo site.
    stockdam1 h, 57 m ago

    I think you will get several emails about it so that you can transfer your …I think you will get several emails about it so that you can transfer your files somewhere else. This happened to me on a photo site.



    ...and which kinda takes us full circle that the lifetime payment will possibly require another payment to another provider when the original provider slides away into oblivion in xx days / months / years.
    Original Poster
    I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.

    People vote down because they wouldn't buy the product. If you don't like it then that's fine. The purpose for posting is that IF a person is interested in this type of product then is this deal a good one or can anyone find a better deal. I notice that nobody posted a cheaper price or better deal which is frustrating. Instead most posts are about why the concept of the product is not a good idea. That leads to people only posting "popular" deals as they know that niche ones will be voted down.

    For me the great thing about HotUKDeals is that I can use it to find the best deal for a product but that's hard when people downvote just because they wouldn't buy this type of product.

    I'd suggest that if this isn't your type of thing then don't vote or else try to be objective and pretend that if you were interested then is this a good price.
    stockdam1 h, 6 m ago

    I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.People vote …I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.People vote down because they wouldn't buy the product. If you don't like it then that's fine. The purpose for posting is that IF a person is interested in this type of product then is this deal a good one or can anyone find a better deal. I notice that nobody posted a cheaper price or better deal which is frustrating. Instead most posts are about why the concept of the product is not a good idea. That leads to people only posting "popular" deals as they know that niche ones will be voted down.For me the great thing about HotUKDeals is that I can use it to find the best deal for a product but that's hard when people downvote just because they wouldn't buy this type of product.I'd suggest that if this isn't your type of thing then don't vote or else try to be objective and pretend that if you were interested then is this a good price.



    That's a fair comment
    stockdam1 h, 40 m ago

    I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.People vote …I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.People vote down because they wouldn't buy the product. If you don't like it then that's fine. The purpose for posting is that IF a person is interested in this type of product then is this deal a good one or can anyone find a better deal. I notice that nobody posted a cheaper price or better deal which is frustrating. Instead most posts are about why the concept of the product is not a good idea. That leads to people only posting "popular" deals as they know that niche ones will be voted down.For me the great thing about HotUKDeals is that I can use it to find the best deal for a product but that's hard when people downvote just because they wouldn't buy this type of product.I'd suggest that if this isn't your type of thing then don't vote or else try to be objective and pretend that if you were interested then is this a good price.


    I totally agree, and in fact I posted the exact same deal about 3 minutes after you, and it got rejected (duplicate)! So often on UKHD most comments are personal (and often uninformed or incorrect) opinions of that particular product or service. As you say, the heat should be added or removed based on the value of the deal for that product, whatever it is, and weather you'd ever buy it or not. Heat added from me because the fact is that £24 is a bargain for 1Tb of secured offsite storage, even if it only lasted for 6 months, let alone a lifetime!
    Original Poster
    draeburn1 h, 27 m ago

    I totally agree, and in fact I posted the exact same deal about 3 minutes …I totally agree, and in fact I posted the exact same deal about 3 minutes after you, and it got rejected (duplicate)! So often on UKHD most comments are personal (and often uninformed or incorrect) opinions of that particular product or service. As you say, the heat should be added or removed based on the value of the deal for that product, whatever it is, and weather you'd ever buy it or not. Heat added from me because the fact is that £24 is a bargain for 1Tb of secured offsite storage, even if it only lasted for 6 months, let alone a lifetime!




    Compared to other similar online storage, the price appears to be very good. Now whether anyone wants to use it or not is their decision but voting cold just because somebody doesn't like the product is not what this site is for.
    stockdam4 h, 7 m ago

    I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.People vote …I think most here have misunderstood the purpose of posting.People vote down because they wouldn't buy the product. If you don't like it then that's fine. The purpose for posting is that IF a person is interested in this type of product then is this deal a good one or can anyone find a better deal. I notice that nobody posted a cheaper price or better deal which is frustrating. Instead most posts are about why the concept of the product is not a good idea. That leads to people only posting "popular" deals as they know that niche ones will be voted down.For me the great thing about HotUKDeals is that I can use it to find the best deal for a product but that's hard when people downvote just because they wouldn't buy this type of product.I'd suggest that if this isn't your type of thing then don't vote or else try to be objective and pretend that if you were interested then is this a good price.


    In context, here's an objective suggestion why fair-minded HUKD members will downvote this deal as being generally misleading. Examples:
    The opening statement of "Pay once and backup all your files for life!" is clearly misleading as it includes the word "all" which would only apply to an unlimited storage option.
    It is convention (requirement?) on HUKD to quote the actual price to be paid inc VAT, in this case it is £23.99 not £19.99 as currently stated.
    Most people's initial perception of 1TB storage is not unreasonably 1TB, not the quasi 1TB that the merchant splits into 500GB of one type of storage and another 500GB of some other type of storage, where the different types do not immediately appear to be explained for the uninformed.
    The merchant's definition of "lifetime" may not be the same as the customer's reasonable expectation of "lifetime".
    Regardless, I voted hot but would have preferred a "warm" option.
    Original Poster
    AndyRoyd30 m ago

    In context, here's an objective suggestion why fair-minded HUKD members …In context, here's an objective suggestion why fair-minded HUKD members will downvote this deal as being generally misleading. Examples:The opening statement of "Pay once and backup all your files for life!" is clearly misleading as it includes the word "all" which would only apply to an unlimited storage option.It is convention (requirement?) on HUKD to quote the actual price to be paid inc VAT, in this case it is £23.99 not £19.99 as currently stated.Most people's initial perception of 1TB storage is not unreasonably 1TB, not the quasi 1TB that the merchant splits into 500GB of one type of storage and another 500GB of some other type of storage, where the different types do not immediately appear to be explained for the uninformed.The merchant's definition of "lifetime" may not be the same as the customer's reasonable expectation of "lifetime".Regardless, I voted hot but would have preferred a "warm" option.




    I think you are nit-picking. Ok so you won't be able to store "all" of your files. I have removed that statement (it was a quote from Zoolz).

    I have included VAT.

    I explained the two different types of storage in the original post.

    I agree that "Lifetime" is meaningless. I removed that statement but once again it is coming from zoolz.

    No storage in the cloud is "lifetime" but anyone looking to use this type of storage should be aware that one day the service will expire. On the other hand, using hard-drives for backup also has a limited life.

    Having said all of that, the deal should be weighed up against other similar deals (all will claim "lifetime" storage or not mention it at all). Si there a cheaper way to get a total of 1TB storage in the cloud?

    I'm not here to explain the pros and cons of cloud storage. This is a deal site and the only real criteria that should be used is "can this deal or a very similar deal be bought cheaper elsewhere".
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