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: What about...
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Apr 2012 10:50 UTC in reply to "What about..."
Soulbender
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A cheap network attachable device with exapndable storage that could replace dropbox


There are some glaring problems with this though.
For one, I doubt your residential DSL has anywhere near the reliability that Google and Dropbox can offer.
Secondly, unless you set up a local SAN (and really,few people want to do that) your single NAS device is a single point of failure.
I'm not saying this kind of solution isn't useful, i'm sure it is, but it's not a replacement for DropBox/SkyDrive/etc.

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