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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Self-Serve File Store
by userw014 on Thu 26th Apr 2012 19:52 UTC
userw014
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2010-11-05

I have a file server at home that I make available over an OpenVPN network that I connect to my laptops with.

It's private. It isn't useful for sharing with others (other that family members - sometimes.)

For the kinds of small files I might (rarely) need during the day (a child's vaccination record, a PDF of some document, etc.) it works OK.

It's my Pretty Good Cloud Storage - even on the banana republic of residential networking that is US/AT&T DSL infrastructure.

I wouldn't trust a 3rd party file cloud/file store except for data that was not critical to me, not replicated elsewhere, and not needed for periods of time more than a week or so.

My oldest son thinks I'm nuts.

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