LaCie's pricey CloudBox stores 100GB of data locally & in the cloud

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#1

LaCie’s pricey CloudBox stores 100GB of data locally & in the cloud.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/06/26mj8L.jpg[/newsimage]These days everything is digital from home movies, to baby pictures, to music collections.  Having all those files sitting around necessitates a backup solution that is safe, secure, and redundant.  LaCie's CloudBox will offer you safe, secure, and redundant but they'll do so at a bit of a steep price.


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#2

phhhffffttttt.

With a little internet research, you could setup a VPN with a family member far-far away, and do backups of important stuff to eachother …
Would probably cost less too.


#3

“$100 a year”. Wow, so much for the cloud. I’ll take a sunny cloud-less day and vote for what debro describes. What’s more likely -

  1. My home and relative/friend are both robbed and/or burned to the ground on the same day. Note - encryption prevents anyone from reading HD data.
  2. Some cloud-supporting company is hacked on the internet.

It’s only a matter of time before we see embarrassing cloud-stored information spread all over the social sites. In any case “cloud” is supposed to imply remote CPU resources, this is nothing more than remote storage at a ridiculous price.


#4

$100 a year is actually not as bad as I’ve seen with some providers, e.g. Dropbox’s 100GB account is $240/year. However, I do agree that for personal use, there are a lot of other options. Besides using a friend’s place as a host, a webhost is another option if you’re happy to manually encrypt and upload your data. For example, I remember Siteground use to have a 750GB storage limit before they went unlimited, so I’d imagine they’ll not have an issue with a few hundred gigabytes of data, which would give you a lot more storage space for well under $100 a year :slight_smile:

For a small business, another option is to get the boss to host the backup at its house. If the company deals with a lot of data (e.g. photography), this would work out a lot cheaper than pretty much any online backup service and assuming it’s secured properly, there’s no risk of a 3rd party company snooping on the data or cloud service hack or security breach (Dropbox example) exposing the backed up content. Also, carrying out a restore would be a lot easier, since the boss can take in the backed up data instead of trying to download 100GB or more off the web!


#5

[QUOTE=damage75;2593788]"…
It’s only a matter of time before we see embarrassing cloud-stored information spread all over the social sites…[/QUOTE]

Ha! It had already happened before I wrote this.


#6

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Password accepted.