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Jun 26th 2017

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Cloud Backup and Storage

Online storage options, and physical backup options.
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Category: Help & How To

We cover some of our favorite cloud storage options and go over the pros and cons of storing data in the cloud or locally.

Google Drive

  • 15 GB Free
  • 1TB $1.99
  • 10TB $99.99
  • Storage is shared across, Gmail, Drive, Photos, all included in Data Limit.
  • Phone Backup
  • Tip: Deleting files doesn't mean they're gone

Dropbox

  • 2 GB Free
  • 1 TB $8.25
  • App for Phone or Desktop can back up photos or screenshots

Microsoft OneDrive

  • 5GB Free
  • 50GB $1.99
  • 1TB $6.99 (Premium comes with Office 365)

Amazon

  • 5GB Free
  • 100GB $11.99
  • 1TB $59.99
  • Up to 30TB $1799.70
  • Unlimited Prime Photos Plan
    • Fire Device
  • Unlimited Storage for Photos
    • 5GB Photo, Video, Storage

iCloud

  • 50GB $0.99
  • 200GB $2.99
  • 2TB $9.99
  • New files app in iOS 11 makes iCloud more useful but it can be used with any cloud service, not just iCloud
  • Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC but not Android​

WD 2TB My Passport Ultra - USB 3.0

  • $79.00
  • Password Protection with Encryption
  • Spinning Drive, 125 MB/s Read, 113 MB/s Write​

Kingston HyperX Savage 960GB SSD

  • $363
  • Can be installed in a Desktop or Laptop
  • Comes with encloser
  • SSD 560 MB/s Read, 530 MB/s Write​

Sabrent mSATA II Enclosure + Samsung SSD 850 EVO

  • $13.99 for the enclosure
  • $191.04 for Samsung 850 EVO
  • 540 MB/s Read, 520 MB/s Write Samsung SSD

We've done it before... on episode 147!

ioSafe SoloPRO 4TB

  • $664.99
  • Fireproof
  • Waterproof
  • Data Recovery
  • Bolt down spots

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