Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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RE[3]: What about... - data redundancy
by jabbotts on Wed 25th Apr 2012 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What about..."
jabbotts
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To get the data redundancy and such, you'd likely need a drop-pi module that lets' it talk to S3 or similar hosted storage providers. Your little cloud needs a cloud-daddy or you may as well just carry a USB for all the benefit your gaining.

Mind you, at that point the question becomes; why are you not simply using the storage provider's client app instead of your drop-pi intermediary hardware.

For big budgets, one could also look at SpiderOak's appliance which is pretty much what you are trying to recreate.

Still, it's an interesting idea. The first thought when looking at Dropbox was "if they had an appliance that moved this thing inside my own network..".

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