OVH Cloud Storage - 25GB Free - 100GB €1/mo - 10TB €10/mo
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OVH Cloud Storage - 25GB Free - 100GB €1/mo - 10TB €10/mo

£0.83OVH Deals
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Found 21st Mar 2014
New Services from OVH - Cloud Storage

Offers a service that rivals Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive etc...etc...

Desktop application available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Mobile apps for iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8. The web application is accessed via a simple web browser.

Plans
25GB - Free
100GB - €1/month
10TB - €10/month

Hosted by OVH in France, so should be good & fast for anyone in Europe

Well worth trying out the Free plan to see if you like it & if you need more space its under £1/month!

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this any good?

Very impressive find 10tb appeals for £8.37 a month

Voting toasty hot from me. Great find OP.

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neils31

this any good?



I have been using the free version (As well as trying out using one of their Atom 500GB Servers for £3/month (OwnCloud).

Their setup is very good, works just as well as DropBox from the client side (Desktop & Phone/Tablet), the web side is easier to use than DropBox & best of all you get 25GB Free (10x DropBox's free plan)

I have been a customer with OVH for many years ( no end of people are, considering they are the top host in EU for servers )
But for £0.83/Month for 100GB is bargain price - Saves me buying more NAS's & look to duel backup to the Cloud

If you are curious / want to compare it with the others then try out the free 25GB plan.
Edited by: "Corbx12" 21st Mar 2014

What's their desktop software like? I'd just want drag and drop and/or shell integration, I wouldn't want folder syncing or would need there to be a way to disable this?

Had a free trial of a cloud service in the past (I forget the name) but the software had memory leaks and hogged all the (not inconsiderable) cpu power.

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Roger_Irrelevant

What's their desktop software like? I'd just want drag and drop and/or … What's their desktop software like? I'd just want drag and drop and/or shell integration, I wouldn't want folder syncing or would need there to be a way to disable this?Had a free trial of a cloud service in the past (I forget the name) but the software had memory leaks and hogged all the (not inconsiderable) cpu power.



The software is very simular to Dropbox ( Links into Windows Shell, same as DropBox ) You can choose which folders to sync to their cloud as well as turning off sync & back on again if you need it )

Best Option is to try it out yourself & see if it's something for you.

Can they keep GCHQ and NSA out of their servers?

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loiterer

Can they keep GCHQ and NSA out of their servers?



They even say about it on their website.

"So unlike many online storage providers that use machines located on US territory, hubiC does not fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorises the security services to access any computerised data held by individuals and businesses, without obtaining prior authorisation and without informing users."

hubic.com/en/…ity

All Data is transferred using SSL to secure it even more, but it maybe wise to encrypt your data locally & then upload it to add another layer of security.

Corbx12

They even say about it on their website."So unlike many online storage … They even say about it on their website."So unlike many online storage providers that use machines located on US territory, hubiC does not fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorises the security services to access any computerised data held by individuals and businesses, without obtaining prior authorisation and without informing users."https://hubic.com/en/data-securityAll Data is transferred using SSL to secure it even more, but it maybe wise to encrypt your data locally & then upload it to add another layer of security.



and.....now for the Make or Break Killer question.........

...

Does it support Chromecast? and Andriod App?

What I want to do is, Upload Videos to "A Cloud Software" use my phone and cast them via Chromecast???

Possible?

Very nice OP. I was getting a bit tired of Dropbox.

anybody manage to read the t&c's when installing the Windows client? it asks you to agree but it's all written in French.

Signed up but can't get the iOS app to work on my phone. Keeps bouncing back to home screen.

Heat though for free storage

Looks interesting, thanks.

already got a dedi server with them for 3 odd quid a month lol.....might give this a shot as well

anyone know if there's a file size limit on uploads?

little_red_devil

anyone know if there's a file size limit on uploads?



No file limits

The big drawback with Dropbox on Android is that you can't (or at least you couldn't) specify where your local data is stored. If hubic betters this, it's a winner. I'll give it a try.
Edited by: "grazie" 21st Mar 2014

Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is well over £100. Considering a lot of content is likely to be compressed before upload, or jpg, png, wmv, mkv etc where further compression would be minimal, plus as its cloud based your content is (hopefully) spread out over several servers, at several datacenters, then theres drive failures to contend with, electricity to keep these servers running, man power, etc. Granted their servers may be shared for other uses that generates income, but even so anyone care to explain to me how a company like this can possibly make a profit charging £8 a month, and stll be around in 5 years?

Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 21st Mar 2014

jaydeeuk1

Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is … Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is well over £100. Considering a lot of content is likely to be compressed before upload, or jpg, png, wmv, mkv etc where further compression would be minimal, plus as its cloud based your content is (hopefully) spread out over several servers, at several datacenters, then theres drive failures to contend with, electricity to keep these servers running, man power, etc. Granted their servers may be shared for other uses that generates income, but even so anyone care to explain to me how a company like this can possibly make a profit charging £8 a month, and stll be around in 5 years?


That won't happen mate....Ovivo?

The IOS app keeps force closing for me.. any ideas if it auto uploads your photos? If it does then it's a winner for me!

Since people are too stupid to read, quoting Corbx12 "I have been a customer with OVH for many years ( no end of people are, considering they are the top host in EU for servers )"

Or since people are too stupid to do their own research: ovh.co.uk/abo…us/

"15 year old company, 400000 professional customers, No 1 Web Host in Europe and No 3 worldwide, 30000 Cloud Server and 150000 Hosted Servers."

But yeah, apart from that and actually charging for their service even if it isn't very much they are just like Ovivo!

Absolute joke... I posted this a week ago but it was deleted for not being a "UK" deal...

"Thank you for your post, I'm sorry but unfortunately the nonUK website you recommended is not currently suitable for Hotukdeals.

We only permit established sellers (eg merchants whom we already allow on site, Argos, House of Fraser for eg) and UK business sellers with strong and well established trading feedback. You're more than welcome to contact us if you wish to discuss this further.

Apologies and thanks again for taking the time to contribute.
"
Edited by: "duffman2605" 21st Mar 2014

jaydeeuk1

Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is … Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is well over £100. Considering a lot of content is likely to be compressed before upload, or jpg, png, wmv, mkv etc where further compression would be minimal, plus as its cloud based your content is (hopefully) spread out over several servers, at several datacenters, then theres drive failures to contend with, electricity to keep these servers running, man power, etc. Granted their servers may be shared for other uses that generates income, but even so anyone care to explain to me how a company like this can possibly make a profit charging £8 a month, and stll be around in 5 years?



Most likely they will some very clever software+hardware where if Tom, Fred and Harry have Something.jpg or mkv etc etc then it doesn't store the data 3 times. Clever Storage will go OK this belongs to Tom etc etc. Down to bit level. E.g. when data centres take copies of the VM's it doesn't store the same windows installations for all of them it stores it once and then the differences e.g. licenses etc. It's not how much storage you have it's how it is used.

Deduplication, economies of scale, and not everyone using 100% of their allocated space will go a long way to allowing them to make money

Also, Backblaze offer unlimited storage for $5/mo and use their custom storage appliances that can hold 180TB in a 4U chassis, impressive stuff...

blog.backblaze.com/201…-0/
Edited by: "duffman2605" 21st Mar 2014

Personally, I would never use OVH again after they pulled the plug on their UK customers who were using their VOIP lines. They did give some warning and I know this is a totally different product, but their previous behaviour just indicates their contempt for customers to me, and 100GB is a lot of data to have to shift to somewhere else if they do decide to pull out of this offer as well.

Not working on iOS, keep closing down every time it try

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Not working on iOS, keep closing down every time it try



Same for me

jaydeeuk1

Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is … Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is well over £100. Considering a lot of content is likely to be compressed before upload, or jpg, png, wmv, mkv etc where further compression would be minimal, plus as its cloud based your content is (hopefully) spread out over several servers, at several datacenters, then theres drive failures to contend with, electricity to keep these servers running, man power, etc. Granted their servers may be shared for other uses that generates income, but even so anyone care to explain to me how a company like this can possibly make a profit charging £8 a month, and stll be around in 5 years?

cos they get harddrives much chepaer than that, and make money forcing shed loads of adverts on you ?

jaydeeuk1

Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is … Can't be making much profit on this, a crappy consumer grade 4tb drive is well over £100. Considering a lot of content is likely to be compressed before upload, or jpg, png, wmv, mkv etc where further compression would be minimal, plus as its cloud based your content is (hopefully) spread out over several servers, at several datacenters, then theres drive failures to contend with, electricity to keep these servers running, man power, etc. Granted their servers may be shared for other uses that generates income, but even so anyone care to explain to me how a company like this can possibly make a profit charging £8 a month, and stll be around in 5 years?


You're assuming most people on the 10TB plan even use that. Typical customers might backup their main hard-drives, probably amounting to ~2TB at most. Still impressive offering though.

Corbx12

They even say about it on their website."So unlike many online storage … They even say about it on their website."So unlike many online storage providers that use machines located on US territory, hubiC does not fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorises the security services to access any computerised data held by individuals and businesses, without obtaining prior authorisation and without informing users."https://hubic.com/en/data-securityAll Data is transferred using SSL to secure it even more, but it maybe wise to encrypt your data locally & then upload it to add another layer of security.



If you think that protects you from government snooping you are very naïve.
All governments snoop. Humans (by their very nature) need governance and protection from themselves so there will always be interception for law enforcement. And I actually agree with it. The majority of people don't seem to care that Google intercept and robotically read all your data, and their sys admins under no legal control can you look at your data.
I wouldn't let that be a reason to choose or not choose this service. Just don't save your terrorism plans or other illegal activity on it
For those uploading Bit Torrented games and movies you will probably be fine. hrhr

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markhuges

and.....now for the Make or Break Killer question............Does it … and.....now for the Make or Break Killer question............Does it support Chromecast? and Andriod App?What I want to do is, Upload Videos to "A Cloud Software" use my phone and cast them via Chromecast???Possible?



As it support Linux & Android it maybe possible, depends how you can access Chromecast.
This service (hubiC does allow sharing over the web, so you may have to share it from your account first to access it via a URL without the login options) But you will have to try it all out to find out for sure.

From what I can see there is no direct support contact details anywhere

Corbx12

I have been using the free version (As well as trying out using one of … I have been using the free version (As well as trying out using one of their Atom 500GB Servers for £3/month (OwnCloud).Their setup is very good, works just as well as DropBox from the client side (Desktop & Phone/Tablet), the web side is easier to use than DropBox & best of all you get 25GB Free (10x DropBox's free plan) I have been a customer with OVH for many years ( no end of people are, considering they are the top host in EU for servers )But for £0.83/Month for 100GB is bargain price - Saves me buying more NAS's & look to duel backup to the Cloud If you are curious / want to compare it with the others then try out the free 25GB plan.



Where are the 500gb atom servers for £3 a month, would be interested in one of those...

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5867dude

You're assuming most people on the 10TB plan even use that. Typical … You're assuming most people on the 10TB plan even use that. Typical customers might backup their main hard-drives, probably amounting to ~2TB at most. Still impressive offering though.



OVH are reusing the old hardware they had left over from their re structure they had in the last part of 2013. As they streamlined their services they had hardware left over to reuse for services such as this.

As 5867dude says, people will buy the 10TB package & may never get close to their limit, other places may offer "Unlimited" but they may still use <10TB easy.

The fact that they used to sell a dedicated Atom Server 1.8Ghz, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM for ~£3/month & they sold over 8,000 of them in the first month of sale (Shut the site down because of the demand & Intel couldnt supply the hardware fast enough) They are just trying to boost the sales so they will have enough paying customers to make it worth the tiny profit on each customer. (As this is just an offer price, so it may go up sometime later) - OVH are normally pretty good with keeping the price you starting paying the price you will pay.

Just tried FREE and working great for me - puter, tablet & phone.

Excellent! TY

Corbx12

[quote=5867dude] [quote=jaydeeuk1] Can't be m their limit, other places … [quote=5867dude] [quote=jaydeeuk1] Can't be m their limit, other places may offer "Unlimited" but they may still use <10TB easy.The fact that they used to sell a dedicated Atom Server 1.8Ghz, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM for ~£3/month & they sold over 8,000 of them in the first month of sale (Shut the site down because of the demand & Intel couldnt supply the hardware fast enough) They are just trying to boost the sales so they will have enough paying cr) - OVH are normally pretty good with keeping the price you starting paying the price you will pay.

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A wee bit off topic, but I want to ask, what exaclty and why do people buy that in bold? what do they do with it? and what can you do with something like that??/

markhuges

and.....now for the Make or Break Killer question............Does it … and.....now for the Make or Break Killer question............Does it support Chromecast? and Andriod App?What I want to do is, Upload Videos to "A Cloud Software" use my phone and cast them via Chromecast???Possible?



I would also be interested in this - been testing and found streaming from Google Drive to be great, so that combined with BubbleUPNP is a great companion for my new Chromecast - 1080p cloud streaming. Tempted by the recent price drop for Google Drive...

m.ad

I would also be interested in this - been testing and found streaming … I would also be interested in this - been testing and found streaming from Google Drive to be great, so that combined with BubbleUPNP is a great companion for my new Chromecast - 1080p cloud streaming. Tempted by the recent price drop for Google Drive...




How you stream from google drive? how?

Looks decent, but does it work? Dropbox has been going solid for me for ages. Google Drive is throwing a fit on a regular basis, and box is so unstable that it is nearly unusable. If this is better than Google Drive, I am quite interested.

Just signed up but note the iOS apps appear not to working for most people at the moment and are quitting once you enter login details, there is a post on their forum about this. I'm sure this will be fixed soon. Looks impressive though.
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