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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by wanker90210 on Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:18 UTC
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Thom would be the only geek i know of that hasn't got any panic call starting with..

"My external drive crashed and now all my photos, porn and music files from the last three years are gone!!1!"

As a techie I'm then supposed to press the magic button, that non techies assumes exists and is hidden on all devices ever made, that magically fixes the drive.

I agree about the privacy matters, but I'll recommend cloud storage services to ppl just to dodge panic calls like the one above. Only after a total crash scenario ppl are ready to listen to reasons to buy at least a proper NAS with RAID5 or RAID1. Before total crash they escape mentally to their happy place as soon as i start my redundancy speech.

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