It’s been a while since I started looking for a solution to store documents, my video library and most of all my photo archive online. Too many offers available and too little time to evaluate with attention the most convenient solution for capacity, functionality and cost. Services implying a physical copy – although non mandatory – on the local SSD did not respond, and still do not, to my needs, as my intention is to occupy several terabytes of space. I initially tried iCloud Drive by Apple on top of Dropbox, but I did not find anything sufficiently attractive, until I had to slightly reduce the space bought from Apple and so pay 0.99 dollars per month, an affordable investment aimed to do a backup of my iOS devices. On Dropbpox I limited myself in a few gigabytes, a space I use for boring professional activities like managing my finances and something like that.
Microsoft’s OneDrive is basically my professional solution, while I am not very keen on using a separated space associated to a personal account of mine because of the 1TB limit introduced after the launch, which included unlimited space, instead.
I never found the idea of a private cloud attracting because of aspects like cost, reliability and physical safety in spite of the advices and recommendations I received. The fact that most of the technology influencers I follow agree with this choice reinforced my certainty.
File transfer was very simple thanks to a very essential but effective client and the web interface offers a cleaner and simpler look and organisation. So now I have nothing left to do other than using a lot of band to copy all my photos and videos.
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