Out of choice I wouldn't use anything provided by Google or Microsoft
due to their perceived lack of professional integrity (and honesty) in
monitoring and uploading users' personal data, contents of emails, and
incl. browsing habits to servers known and unknown. There's nothing to
stop them scanning uploaded files and making use of the information
contained therein, even if it is only to better micro-target
advertising. And anything hosted in China is automatically to be
avoided - for the same reasons. CJB
On 13/01/2016, Maurice Mengel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Until recently, I was uploading my mp3s to Amazon using their Amazon Music
> app as it is relatively cheap and the cloud accessibility from all my pcs,
> tablets etc should in theory be a nice feature. I thought the cloud storage
> might also count as some sort of backup, but recently I had to realize
> that's not really the case. Amazon has updates for the program more or less
> every month. Not only do they not tell their users what they change, they
> often break things that used to work. One day the app deleted 20000 mp3 in
> cloud for no apparent reason. I assume it was a bug. Also, above 40,000
> mp3s in the cloud collection, the Amazon Music software doesn't really work
> anymore on any of my PCs as software becomes unbearably sluggish.
> I thought I report this little problem so you don't make the same mistake.
> Does anybody here use Google or the new Microsoft Groove for similar
> purposes? What is your experience?
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Adam Jazairi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The technology is similar (both are non-volatile solid-state memory), but
>> the flash drives you'll find on a laptop nowadays generally have more
>> storage than an SD card and are much faster. That said, a 1TB SSD will
>> a premium compared to a 1TB HDD. It's been a couple years since I bought
>> Macbook Pro, but I think it was something like $200 extra just to upgrade
>> from 128GB to 256GB.
>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1:07 PM, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Thank you - but aren't flash drives the same as SD cards?
>> > But a 1TB conventional drive seems OK.
>> > CJB
>> > On 13/01/2016, Stewart Gooderman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > > MacBook Pro 13” can be gotten with a 1 TB hard drive.
>> > > MacBook Pro 15” can be gotten with a 1TB flash drive.
>> > >
>> > > DrG
>> > >
>> > >> On Jan 13, 2016, at 9:14 AM, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> BTW if anyone knows of a brand (not Lenova with in built spyware)
>> > >> that
>> > >> offers laptops with proper hard-drives do let me know. As others
>> > >> have
>> > >> opined re: SD cards aka solid state 'drives' of limited robistness,
>> > >> please let me know.
>> > >>
>> > >> CJB.
>> > >>
>> > >
>> Adam Jazairi
>> Digital Collections & Preservation Librarian
>> Boston College University Libraries
>> (617) 552-1404
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