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Free 100 GB Cloud Backup Storage (includes NAS) for LIFE @ Zoolz
Free 100 GB Cloud Backup Storage (includes NAS) for LIFE @ Zoolz

Free 100 GB Cloud Backup Storage (includes NAS) for LIFE @ Zoolz

You can snap up 100GB of free storage (including NAS) with Zoolz (100,000 can get the deal in total – about 30,456 spots remain last check). Though it's 'cold storage' designed for long-term backups, you'll have to wait up to five hours to access your data. For most people it should be no problem waiting a couple of hours for their files.

Zoolz is less well known than other firms, but it's been operating for six years and has more than four million customers as well as high-profile business clients. It has decent feedback on Google reviews and specialist site Cloudwards.

Zoolz's backend services are provided by Amazon Web Services, and it uses industry-standard 'AES-256' encryption. They make use of Amazon Cold Storage system “Glacier” which allows them to archive files at a very low cost.

Review on Zoolz: cloudwards.net/rev…lz/

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Great, cheers! Reviews on google etc seem good

Awesome! Thanks.

It takes 5 hours to access my data once uploaded? I'm a bit confused

Kym Marsh used this

this isn't a traditional cloud backup solution like dropbox or onedrive - it's strictly for backups only.

it was posted on here a while back. i uploaded about 50gb of music and it told me i'd used 100.2gb of space and that i had to upgrade ..

This is a brilliant deal for me. Free backup of my photos from my PC (They are not sensitive, but mean a lot to me and my family if they were lost). What's there not to like with this deal? OK so I can't get at my data in like 10 seconds, it takes 5 hours - I have no issue with that. It would take that if I had a hard disk geographically somewhere else. This is a free 100Gb cloud backup. Anyone out there who hasn't lost data by not backing up is either a) Very lucky or B) Very stupid.

You seem to need to run the zoolz app on your computer and you can only have it going on 1 computer with the free option. So no sharing.
It's a lot of storage, but the restrictions are inconvenient.
Edited by: "pete_l" 13th Jun

Original Poster

Raydar81

It takes 5 hours to access my data once uploaded? I'm a bit confused



That’s because they use Amazon Glacier engine which allows them to archive files at a very low cost and you can see the pricing here aws.amazon.com/gla…ng/
Cheap storage or speedy restores. For most people it should be no problem waiting a couple of hours for their files.

The cost for Amazon Glacier is absorbed by Zoolz, I'm merely showing how cheap this is. There is no charge for us for using this service.

Edited by: "voodoomox" 14th Jun

When the comments r soo good.. It makes me little uncomfortable

Cheers Op

May still have time..

Hurry! Only this many accounts remain:30040

Banned

Thanks

Nice, just registered.
Thanks.

Is this a company that has rights to use your data as you're getting 100gb in return?

Cheers just grabbed an account. Perfect for photos and videos to be backed up.

Just given it a whirl, saddened how much of my stuff I thought I had (since the last reinstall) I can't find at first glance.

Still, client is good and feature rich, offering seems great. Just under 30k signups left. Worthwhile, have some heat, I'm sure I can use this for my backup for a lifetime for important docs and some pics and so on. Thank you very much ....

edit: 2.5 hours later, too many files, still going strong:
https://preview.ibb.co/jE5va5/hukd2.png


Edited by: "Zoea" 13th Jun

Oops!! A wrong turn was taken somewhere (404) Unfortunately, the page you are looking could not be found.

yep. getting same 404 error

Original Poster

Link still works for me, maybe clear cache?
Edited by: "voodoomox" 13th Jun

Note that the "NAS" backup is via mounting your NAS' shared folders in Windows and using their own backup app. The NAS itself can't backup directly.

29890 left...
Heat added, thanks for the heads up OP!

Yay! Uploading now. Thanks OP.

thank you OP

neilcaldwell

This is a free 100Gb cloud backup. Anyone out there who hasn't lost data … This is a free 100Gb cloud backup. Anyone out there who hasn't lost data by not backing up is either a) Very lucky or B) Very stupid.


Either implies they're mutually exclusive; they're not. ;-)

Many thx

Where's the small print? ie how many companies are they going to sell your personal files to?

For anyone concerned about privacy, one option could be to use some other software to encrypt files before uploading them (subject to the services ToS).

Is there any way to make this work with Duplicati?

signed up...no idea if i need it, but hey - its free!

Mine's been running at full throttle for 5 hours now and my PC is still surprisingly usable as far as internet browsing goes!
3.5GB / 1600 files uploaded and at least the same again to go.
Anyone know the purpose of the "No-Zoolz Zone" Folder which appeared during set-up?
It's currently devoid of any content so It can't be intended to hold the items for uploading. oO

Assuming this works like Amazon Glazier then the OP completely omits the biggest possible disadvantage: YOU HAVE TO PAY TO GET YOUR DATA BACK!

Excerp From Glacier FAQs :

Q: How much does it cost to retrieve data from Amazon Glacier?

There are three ways to retrieve data from Glacier and each has a different per-GB retrieval fee and per-archive request fee (i.e. requesting one archive counts as one request). Expedited retrievals cost $0.03 per GB and $0.01 per request. Standard retrievals cost $0.01 per GB and $0.05 per 1,000 requests. Bulk retrievals cost $0.0025 per GB and $0.025 per 1,000 requests.

For example, using Expedited retrievals, if you requested 10 archives with a size of 1 GB each, the cost would be 10 x $0.03 +10 x $0.01 = $0.40.

If you were using Standard retrievals to retrieve 500 archives that were 1 GB each, the cost would be 500GB x $0.01 + 500 x $0.05/1,000 = $5.025

Lastly, using Bulk retrievals, if you were to retrieve 500 archives that are 1 GB each, the cost would be 500GB x $0.0025 + 500 x $0.025/1,000 = $1.2625.

To learn more about Glacier pricing, please visit the Glacier pricing page.
Edited by: "Ego-X" 13th Jun

Looks like I've already got a 100GB account. Thanks for reminding me. Must have been a previous deal.

Original Poster

Ego-X

Assuming this works like Amazon Glazier then the OP completely omits the … Assuming this works like Amazon Glazier then the OP completely omits the biggest possible disadvantage: YOU HAVE TO PAY TO GET YOUR DATA BACK!Excerp From Glacier FAQs :Q: How much does it cost to retrieve data from Amazon Glacier?There are three ways to retrieve data from Glacier and each has a different per-GB retrieval fee and per-archive request fee (i.e. requesting one archive counts as one request). Expedited retrievals cost $0.03 per GB and $0.01 per request. Standard retrievals cost $0.01 per GB and $0.05 per 1,000 requests. Bulk retrievals cost $0.0025 per GB and $0.025 per 1,000 requests.For example, using Expedited retrievals, if you requested 10 archives with a size of 1 GB each, the cost would be 10 x $0.03 +10 x $0.01 = $0.40.If you were using Standard retrievals to retrieve 500 archives that were 1 GB each, the cost would be 500GB x $0.01 + 500 x $0.05/1,000 = $5.025Lastly, using Bulk retrievals, if you were to retrieve 500 archives that are 1 GB each, the cost would be 500GB x $0.0025 + 500 x $0.025/1,000 = $1.2625.To learn more about Glacier pricing, please visit the Glacier pricing page .



I think you have completely misunderstood what my link meant. I'm merely pointing out how cheap Glacier is. Zoolz is using this platform and they are the ones who is absorbing the cost of the bandwidth. This cost is obviously covered by paying customers.

Getting your data back is completely FREE, you just need to wait up to 5 hours in order to retrieve your data.
Edited by: "voodoomox" 14th Jun

flckr for photos and vids, dropbox, gdrive, onedrive for data, why would I need another one?
Edited by: "neils31" 14th Jun

GujSehambi15 h, 54 m ago

Is this a company that has rights to use your data as you're getting 100gb …Is this a company that has rights to use your data as you're getting 100gb in return?



I have the same wonder, anyone know? AFAIK, onedrive is the only online storage that doesn't!

dereklogan7

Looks like I've already got a 100GB account. Thanks for reminding me. … Looks like I've already got a 100GB account. Thanks for reminding me. Must have been a previous deal.



Me too...this hotukdeals.com/fre…e=1
Edited by: "Discente" 14th Jun

neils31

flckr for photos and vids, dropbox, gdrive, onedrive for data, why would … flckr for photos and vids, dropbox, gdrive, onedrive for data, why would I need another one?



Multiple off-site backups are best. You can never have too many.

Original Poster

neils31

flckr for photos and vids, dropbox, gdrive, onedrive for data, why would … flckr for photos and vids, dropbox, gdrive, onedrive for data, why would I need another one?



Dropbox, gdrive and onedrive are cloud drives and shouldn't be treated as backup solution. They still have risk of malware attacks. Imagine being a victim of a ransomware, files could be encrypted and will usually be automatically sync'd up to the cloud drives. Usually they don't provide delta version, but only a recovery on deleted files for up to 30 days. Zoolz is a backup storage like CrashPlan, Carbonite, etc. ie. a second copy of your files. They keep deleted files for much longer period of time (or indefinitely) as well as file versioning.

voodoomox10 h, 3 m ago

I think you have completely misunderstood what my link meant. I'm merely …I think you have completely misunderstood what my link meant. I'm merely pointing out how cheap Glacier is. Zoolz is using this platform and they are the ones who is absorbing the cost of the bandwidth. This cost is obviously covered by paying customers.Getting your data back is completely FREE, you just need to wait up to 5 hours in order to retrieve your data.


Like I said in my opening paragraph; I was "Assuming" based on the fact that it uses Glacier. I didn't feel much like checking the small print at 12:30 am. But yeah having delved a little deeper there doesn't appear to be any hidden charge with Zoolz.

Good one, thanks
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