Personal backup/storage solutions
Recently I decided it was time to store my important information ‘in the cloud’. I developed some requirements and did some research and below are my findings.
· Use with Mac PC, iPad, Android and iPhone
· Sync my documents folder between all devices
· Be able to store/backup my iphoto picture library. (20,000 pictures)
· Be able to login with my current email address and not have to manage a new one
Google Drive looks cost effective at $60/year for 100GB, but it is linked to a google account. I don’t like this because I have several google accounts, none of which are my primary email account. I also don’t like that they want the pictures stored in Picassa. I don’t want to use picassa.
Drop Box meets all my needs, but at $99/year for 100GB it is pricy.
Microsoft Skydrive has a client for Mac, PC, iphone, ipad and is $50/year for 100GB.
I will be giving Skydrive a test run.
Please let me know if there is anything additional I should consider.