Online Storage

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by General Skanky, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Colchester
    Ratings:
    +44
    Quite simply, which is the best 'FREE' online storage facility for photos etc?

    I just need a simple, free backup facility for non critical data. Fed up trying to use external drives/NAS etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,603
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    What about uploading them to somewhere like photobucket or imageshack?

    I think that if you have an account with tiscali(sign up for a PAYG thingy) then you have got some online storage.
     
  3. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Colchester
    Ratings:
    +44
    Not just photos, pdfs etc and word docs and so on.

    Did a google search and quite a few came up, but recommendations are always best.
     
  4. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Colchester
    Ratings:
    +44
  5. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Colchester
    Ratings:
    +44
  6. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,603
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29

    Sorry can't help any further. Couldn't you have a of those download squad things.

    edit - just read the article and it would appear not as you need an AOL membership.

    TBH any Word docs and things of that ilk that I want I just send them to a Hotmail account that I've got specifically for storage. I don't use the address for anything else.

     
  7. Reign-Mack

    Reign-Mack
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,217
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Central London
    Ratings:
    +213
    prefere to use ftp myself plenty of people(me included) willing to share some space for free not as much as 7 gigs though... but you wont end up with a 7 gigs worth of characters in the address bar:rotfl:
     
  8. Reign-Mack

    Reign-Mack
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,217
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Central London
    Ratings:
    +213
  9. GaryB

    GaryB
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2002
    Messages:
    5,393
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    St Albans
    Ratings:
    +1,303
    I use a couple of GMail accounts and just email my files to the account. Quick & simple.
     
  10. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Colchester
    Ratings:
    +44
    Used to use DVD to back up, but found I was constantly reburning new discs.

    Also used a Seagate hdd and a NAS unit but too much messing about tbh for my liking.

    The absolute simplist method has to be online storage.

    Free backup utilities like this make it all easier too.

    Don't mind the upload time. Do it once then incremental back ups.

    7Gb isn't that much, just lots of family snapshots etc.

    Digital cameras are great. Jut need to back it all up.
     
  11. suniil

    suniil
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    4,948
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London SE5 / W1
    Ratings:
    +402
    exactly. find much easier to search for mails / documents.

     
  12. GaryB

    GaryB
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2002
    Messages:
    5,393
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    St Albans
    Ratings:
    +1,303
    For any Firefox users out there, there is a new Firefox extension, Gmail Space, which lets you use your Gmail storage as a virtual drive for backup purposes. You can copy files to and from the remote drive using a simple local and remote window system. Thoroughly recommended.
     
  13. Uridium

    Uridium
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    14,434
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    North West Leicestershire
    Ratings:
    +1,855

    they don't have to be complicated. Simple External USB hard drive and a copy of Microsoft Synctoy (free from MS website).

    the simplest and most foolproof backup software ever.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice