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Free Online Disk Space December 17, 2006

Posted by Unreasonable in Computer Matters.

I’ve been using Mozy.  You can backup 2 GB on-line for free, or for $4.95 per month there is no size limit.  Signup is quick.  The interface is intuitive, and it keeps itself out of the way, only transferring data when your computer is idle. 

The potential downsides are:

  1. You have to trust Mozy not to misuse your data, or avoid backing up your top secret stuff.
  2. The transfer speed is slow compared to a local network, but you can set it up to run in the middle of the night.  That’s what I do, so speed isn’t a problem.

The rumored Google GDrive is supposed to go further, allowing you to use their servers as a network drive.  Speed will obviously be an issue there at current transfer speeds.

::Mathew Ingram|Here Comes the Virtual Harddrive

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