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A word of caution. I used Firedrive for a few years. Previously they
were PutLocker. They offered a free package, and were fast. Uploads
were also re-startable if the connection hic-cupped. Many paid for
pro. storage with a credit card.

Suddenly a few years' ago all went belly up. One day no-one could
access their files. Despite angst on various forums the situation was
dire. Folks lost thousands (millions?) of files. No-one answered or
responded to emails or inquiries on Face Book etc. Credit cards
continued to be debited.

They were apparently based in various countries including the UK. But
all were accommodation addresses. They were actually based in
Singapore.

Rumours had it that they were closed down by the authorities due to
offering pirated films and porn. Singapore is a police state after
all.

So before trusting a cloud site I would want to know who is running
it, where it is based, what other domains they own, and what kind of
media they host. Oh - and uploads must be re-startable.

CJB.


On 13/01/2016, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Then there's Bob and Doug McKenzie with Rush's Geddy Lee
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot70G4wSQi0
>
> classic 80's schtick.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Louis Hone" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cloud Storage
>
>
>> By the way Steve, Canada is still part of the British Commonwealth widely
>> known for the use of the english language :-)  French is the mother
>> tongue
>> of 22% of Canadians, but the majority of these french speaking people
>> also
>> speak english. Although Canada welcomes a lot of refugees, they
>> eventually
>> learn english.
>>
>> So I'm flabergasted that you actually managed to reach someone who speaks
>> english :-)
>>
>> You might get a chuckle out of
>>
>> Rick Mercer - Talking To Americans!!
>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZE0TuKTpo4
>>
>> Louis
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM, Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm in no way a tekkie and I've been buying portable hard drives - I
>>> have
>>> more big VIDEO files and Photos than Sound Files. Last year (March) I
>>> read
>>> an  article on Cloud Storage in the Wall Street Journal and they HIGHLY
>>> recommended  a company called Code 42 in Canada that has software called
>>> Crash
>>> Plan. It's $50  a year (really cheap for what I'm getting) and has no
>>> limit.
>>> It actually backed  up my FOUR hard Drives (PC and Three) with about 3
>>> GB
>>> of
>>> data and whenever I  need something I can retrieve it. I'm really happy
>>> with
>>> it. I use Dropbox for  SHARING - not back up.
>>>
>>> BTW, the folks at Crash Plan answer the phone in Canada and speak
>>> perfect
>>> English <g>
>>>
>>> I found the review. Here it is FWIW.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-way-to-back-up-your-computer-1425404466
>>>
>>> Steve Ramm
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>