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50GB Free Storage!
This website provides 50GB of free storage with no monthly/annual charge. Accessable from any computer with internet access just sign in to gain access to your mass of files. This is perfect for university students like myself or anyone wanting to store files without cluttering their own hard drives. Just sign up and pick the 'Basic' package and you are done, 50GB all for free!
This is the best i have found as i have needed this for some time now.

Enjoy!

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sounds good

More of a freebie than a deal.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;4207627

More of a freebie than a deal.



yes, but nice all the same :thumbsup:

bear in mind folks that to upload even 1gb takes hours, also your data is not 100% secure, if adrive ever ceases then kiss goodbye to your data, also keep in mind that if you want to save encrypted copyrighted material on there that they will delete it as they dont allow things to be encrypted nor allow copyrighted files such as MP3 music or Movies.

For me personally it's just better to keep a 16gb USB plugged in the back of your desktop and used as a backup file drive, more secure and a hell of a lot faster.

Nice idea tho, thanks op

i agree with blackster keep your files local on a removable storage media

Offsite storage is a must if you want to protect against viruses destroying your files or other disasters such as house fires etc. For convenience I backup locally to a USB drive but also use Carbonite for online backup. You could alternatively use a second USB drive you backup to that you store offsite say in your shed or garage or at a neighbours/relatives but that copy won't be as up to date as using an automated online backup service.
This may sound overkill but although I had up to date AV I got a virus that wiped my partition table and made both my main HDD and backup USB drive inaccessible. Fortunately I was able to recover the data using a partition repair tool but I have since learned this valuable lesson.

For small business's like myself this is ideal, I use Humyo which costs about £30 pa for 100gb, again very slow initially, but once set up, updates automatically. I use because if my laptop is stolen/damaged my business would collapse if I could not get back up and running immediately.

chandlerweb;4208164

Offsite storage is a must if you want to protect against viruses … Offsite storage is a must if you want to protect against viruses destroying your files or other disasters such as house fires etc. For convenience I backup locally to a USB drive but also use Carbonite for online backup. You could alternatively use a second USB drive you backup to that you store offsite say in your shed or garage or at a neighbours/relatives but that copy won't be as up to date as using an automated online backup service.This may sound overkill but although I had up to date AV I got a virus that wiped my partition table and made both my main HDD and backup USB drive inaccessible. Fortunately I was able to recover the data using a partition repair tool but I have since learned this valuable lesson.



sounds like you need to stop visiting dodgy websites or opening malicious files then :whistling:

very good idea, signed up straight away.

good if files on USB become corrupted.

How secure is your data from prying eyes at the storage company? I have loads of training material, moderately confidential stuff, more that should never go inot the public domain. Could it be the geeks that administer these online storage systems can scan through everyones material and copy out stuff they find interesting? Even if they were doing it legitimately looking for terrorist stuff, or porn or something?

chandlerweb;4208164

Offsite storage is a must if you want to protect against viruses … Offsite storage is a must if you want to protect against viruses destroying your files or other disasters such as house fires etc. For convenience I backup locally to a USB drive but also use Carbonite for online backup. You could alternatively use a second USB drive you backup to that you store offsite say in your shed or garage or at a neighbours/relatives but that copy won't be as up to date as using an automated online backup service.This may sound overkill but although I had up to date AV I got a virus that wiped my partition table and made both my main HDD and backup USB drive inaccessible. Fortunately I was able to recover the data using a partition repair tool but I have since learned this valuable lesson.



so what is stopping the site you upload too from getting a virus? sameone could up load one to it of hack it

tronic;4208219

so what is stopping the site you upload too from getting a virus? sameone … so what is stopping the site you upload too from getting a virus? sameone could up load one to it of hack it



I'd like to think they would be running Linux.

I'd be more worried about the company going bust as there have been so many attempts at this game. Not a bad idea I suppose especially at this price. Not sure I could be bothered with the upload times though for anything over 1GB.

BlackCloud, I wouldn't even think of putting confidential documents on there mind..

This reminds me, I need to backup my photos :-D

OFI;4208233

I'd like to think they would be running Linux.I'd be more worried about … I'd like to think they would be running Linux.I'd be more worried about the company going bust as there have been so many attempts at this game. Not a bad idea I suppose especially at this price. Not sure I could be bothered with the upload times though for anything over 1GB.BlackCloud, I wouldn't even think of putting confidential documents on there mind..This reminds me, I need to backup my photos :-D



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9) ADrive Free 14-Day Trial
ADrive will issue you one free 14-day trial period per account.
At the start of your trial period, ADrive will collect your payment information in accordance with ADrive's Terms of Service.
At any time during the free 14-day trial period, you will be able to downgrade or cancel your account free of charge.
After your free 14-day trial period has expired, we will process the payment method you provided upon trial signup for the full amount of your selected ADrive account. We will notify you based on the email address associated with your account.
ADrive users who elect to continue with their paid ADrive services following their free 14-day trial are subject to the above Billing Policy.
ADrive will not issue free 14-day trials to existing or previous ADrive Signature or Premium account holders.

adrive.com/billp

I dont have time to read terms and condition but someone really should. A lot of these companies say that anything you upload becomes legally their property and they can do what they want with it.

I am not saying this particular company does this, just saying some do (Including google) so have a read.

Good find.
I use local and off-line backup for all my photos/documents. You can't have too many backups!.

I use ]Dropbox. Only 1GB free but its intergrated into your OS so you can just drop and drag into it like its a folder on your PC.
I use it to backup my firefox bookmarks/plugins and some other stuff that I used to backup on a USB key weekly.

tronic;4208270

9) ADrive Free 14-Day Trial ADrive will issue you one free 14-day trial … 9) ADrive Free 14-Day Trial ADrive will issue you one free 14-day trial period per account. At the start of your trial period, ADrive will collect your payment information in accordance with ADrive's Terms of Service. At any time during the free 14-day trial period, you will be able to downgrade or cancel your account free of charge. After your free 14-day trial period has expired, we will process the payment method you provided upon trial signup for the full amount of your selected ADrive account. We will notify you based on the email address associated with your account. ADrive users who elect to continue with their paid ADrive services following their free 14-day trial are subject to the above Billing Policy. ADrive will not issue free 14-day trials to existing or previous ADrive Signature or Premium account holders.http://www.adrive.com/billp#14day_trial



If you de-select the 'Basic Free' option, the 14 day trial disappears. Think this can be unexpired now.

Use a Google Mail (GMAIL) account and email the file to yourself at GMAIL - 7 gig free storage accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Also free photo storage - well worth a look. Also GMAIL often works quicker than ISP mail. Just go to [url]www.gogle.com[/url] and sign up - all free (paid for by the advertisers and you and me indirectly)

nerner;4208417

I use ]Dropbox. Only 1GB free but its intergrated into your OS so you can … I use ]Dropbox. Only 1GB free but its intergrated into your OS so you can just drop and drag into it like its a folder on your PC.I use it to backup my firefox bookmarks/plugins and some other stuff that I used to backup on a USB key weekly.




Wow, thanks for the link nerner, just had a look and I really like this . Would pay for a service like this if it wasn't to much. Glad its free atm. :w00t:

regcar;4208603

Use a Google Mail (GMAIL) account and email the file to yourself at GMAIL … Use a Google Mail (GMAIL) account and email the file to yourself at GMAIL - 7 gig free storage accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Also free photo storage - well worth a look. Also GMAIL often works quicker than ISP mail. Just go to [url]www.gogle.com[/url] and sign up - all free (paid for by the advertisers and you and me indirectly)



There's also a program (GDrive I think) that will appear as a local drive and upload whatever is placed there to GMail. I don't have a lot of use for it so haven't really tried it but it might be of interest.

nerner;4208417

I use ]Dropbox. Only 1GB free but its intergrated into your OS so you can … I use ]Dropbox. Only 1GB free but its intergrated into your OS so you can just drop and drag into it like its a folder on your PC.I use it to backup my firefox bookmarks/plugins and some other stuff that I used to backup on a USB key weekly.



for firefox mate, get yourself foxmarks. v handy :thumbsup:

dropbox is great, not sure about this though

terrible idea to encourage people to store there stuff online so they can be snooped on you when they want...

Banned

OFI;4208233

I'd like to think they would be running Linux.



You would like to think?? Linux is horrendously vulnerable to hacking with zillions of known vulnerabilities and patches and on average it takes 3 times longer to get vulnerability patches released than say a Windows box. Not a good idea to use Linux if you want a secure system...Hence why the military run their critical command and control systems in nuclear submarines, nuclear aircraft carriers, etc. on Windows and rejected Linux.

e.g. back in July 2007, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 team fixed their 1000th unique security vulnerability in ONE OS VERSION. The product only shipped in February of 2005.

To put that in context, Microsoft had fixed 649 security vulnerabilities for ALL SUPPORTED PRODUCTS across the company since the year 2000.

See also blogs.technet.com/sec…spx

Folks - I've been using A-Drive for nearly a year now and I can't fault it.

I use it to move large documents from my home PC to my work PC as we have a strict limit on e-mail sizes at work and all the USB ports are disabled for security (plus can't get webmail through company internet).

Previous posters are right to mention that nothing too vital or secure should go on there I think but as another way of transferring data I've found it excellent.

Heat and rep added for OP and this should also be unexpired.

toonarmani;4208205

sounds like you need to stop visiting dodgy websites or opening malicious … sounds like you need to stop visiting dodgy websites or opening malicious files then :whistling:


Clearly you obviously dont use AV as you canb spot a dodgy web site telepathically before even visiting it and you know the contents of files before openeing them. Ever heard of a zero-day attack?

regcar;4208603

Use a Google Mail (GMAIL) account and email the file to yourself at GMAIL … Use a Google Mail (GMAIL) account and email the file to yourself at GMAIL - 7 gig free storage accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Also free photo storage - well worth a look. Also GMAIL often works quicker than ISP mail. Just go to ]www.gogle.com and sign up - all free (paid for by the advertisers and you and me indirectly)



After going to Bethere, where you pay extra for email service, I have gone to Gmail too... and while it is good for the price (zero!) it certainly isn't anything LIKE as reliable or as quick as ISP mail servers! (and that is saying something as I was with BT before!)

Works well with POP3 though, unlike most free mail which is just Web based, and IMAP if you wan to use that too (although personally I find that annoying, a bit like using Hotmail with Outlook connector, if anyone has tried that!)

The URL is wrong too... It will save a lot of shuffling around if you just go to:
mail.google.com/mai…nup

Everyone needs to backup their data for three reasons. In case the drive fails, in case of theft, in case of fire. None of which may happen, but it's a safeguard. If it does happen you are SO glad you had a backup. I had no backup first time, and lost everything. Yes everything !

Use this service if you want, I have tried it but the problems have been highlighted above. I now do the following. Partitioned my first drive into two ( drive C and D ). Operating system installed on drive C, data/photos/documents/copies of programs on drive D. Fitted a second hard drive, and copied all programs, data/photos etc. and a backup of my system onto this second drive. Also copied everything to DVD which is hidden in a room in my house. As some of this data will change, you need to update on a regular basis which is a bit of a pain, but you dont have to do it everyday if it's not critical. All sensitive data is encrypted. You cannot access this data in another location like ADrive, but how many people need that ? I want control over my data. ADrive may cease the free 100gb at some point or they may cease trading. If I have copies, I know they will always be there if I need them, barring the DVD eventually deteriorating or the drives failing, and they won't fail all at the same time.

jucylucy;4209483

Everyone needs to backup their data for three reasons.



Even domestic users (ones with sense!) need to keep SOME data "offsite" though... imagine a fire... or simply a burglary where they trash the house, or a major storm where the roof & loft contents get blown away & look at the huge number of flood damaged houses in the past couple of years!

If not using online storage, (why not use MORE than one freebie site for added redundancy) then at the very least, leave a DVD of just the really vital stuff (passwords etc. and irreplaceable pictures, stuff you can not live without) at parents/friends/neighbours. Simple zip/rar password protected archives will prevent casual nosing into the data (not many aged Grandmothers can bruteforce into RAR files, I find! :whistling: ), OK, if you have more sensitive stuff, do rather more with the security than that, but do it anyway!

jucylucy;4209483

Everyone needs to backup their data for three reasons. In case the drive … Everyone needs to backup their data for three reasons. In case the drive fails, in case of theft, in case of fire. None of which may happen, but it's a safeguard. If it does happen you are SO glad you had a backup. I had no backup first time, and lost everything. Yes everything !Use this service if you want, I have tried it but the problems have been highlighted above. I now do the following. Partitioned my first drive into two ( drive C and D ). Operating system installed on drive C, data/photos/documents/copies of programs on drive D. Fitted a second hard drive, and copied all programs, data/photos etc. and a backup of my system onto this second drive. Also copied everything to DVD which is hidden in a room in my house. As some of this data will change, you need to update on a regular basis which is a bit of a pain, but you dont have to do it everyday if it's not critical. All sensitive data is encrypted. You cannot access this data in another location like ADrive, but how many people need that ? I want control over my data. ADrive may cease the free 100gb at some point or they may cease trading. If I have copies, I know they will always be there if I need them, barring the DVD eventually deteriorating or the drives failing, and they won't fail all at the same time.



Use Truecrypt or some other encryption software to encrypt the contents on a USB stick (8Gb is less than a tenner) and leave it at a family member's house, just not in yours.

Off-site backup is a must (in case of fire).

Hmm, actually... for some people Truecrypt might be a bit complicated to use.
There is plenty of documentation online, or else...

just get a memory stick with encryption software preloaded!

For the technically-minded, I suggest duplicity (duplicity.nongnu.org/) which can encrypt and upload your data to an FTP, SSH or Webdav server. It also supports incremental updates to save on bandwidth and disk space.

It's a bit of a pain to get it running on windows but it works!

ftp access?, can i html link to material on there?, my lycos hos has just been dissolved, only really used it for uploading pics/docs etc to link to from forums..

maddogb;4210970

ftp access?, can i html link to material on there?, my lycos hos has just … ftp access?, can i html link to material on there?, my lycos hos has just been dissolved, only really used it for uploading pics/docs etc to link to from forums..



No FTP or linking on this for the free version. If you check the site you might get it on the payable versions but I guess it's free you're after.

BillyShocker;4211427

No FTP or linking on this for the free version. If you check the site … No FTP or linking on this for the free version. If you check the site you might get it on the payable versions but I guess it's free you're after.



yeah can't really justify paying for the tiny amout of use it will get, don't mind an ad sponsor etc o

jakethecatuk;4208459

If you de-select the 'Basic Free' option, the 14 day trial disappears. … If you de-select the 'Basic Free' option, the 14 day trial disappears. Think this can be unexpired now.




i did not expired this so go ask sameone esle

Losers-Server;4208835

for firefox mate, get yourself foxmarks. v handy :thumbsup:



Oh thats much easier! Syncs across my PC, Mac and Laptop when ever a change is made! :thumbsup: They even have an iPhone webapp to access them

Anyone mentioned skydrive? 25GB of free storage. skydrive.live.com
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