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Online storage Service : How it should be.

Posted on: March 29, 2008

There are many online storage service like SkyDrive, Dropbox, box.net, eSnips, MediaMax, OmniDrive, openomy to name a few. But all have various limitations because of which a lot many people haven’t adopted them.

Let us see how a perfect online storage service should be-

  1. It should have enough space. SkyDrive and Dropbox did a good job by giving 5 GB free space.image
  2. We should be able to view pictures comfortable. SkyDrive here does a bad job, Picture viewing isn’t easy at all. It should be more like Picasa web album. Picasa have a very easy interface. (sadly Picasa offers only 1 GB)
  3. The storage service should be more like local hard drive– We should be able to play music and stream movies online. Seems impossible eh? Well .. online storage, a few years back, was also impossible. The question is which online storage service will come up with these features.image
  4. Files should be easily transferable between folders. It’s almost impossible to transfer files from one folder to another in SkyDrive.
  5. There are files which we want to store online only . Dropbox doesn’t allow that. Dropbox is just sync. (actually great sync)
  6. Reading PDF online would be great. I’ve stored many e-books online. I wouldn’t be able to read them if the computer doesn’t have PDF reader and I’m not administrator. (I won’t be able to install PDF reader)  image

From what I’ve been hearing Gdrive is bringing many great features and will be different from others out there. For now we’d have to wait and see how things would be shaping up.

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7 Responses to "Online storage Service : How it should be."

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Online backup is becoming common these days. It is estimated that 70-75% of all PC’s will be connected to online backup services with in the next decade.

Thousands of online backup companies exist, from one guy operating in his apartment to fortune 500 companies.

Choosing the best online backup company will be very confusing and difficult. One website I find very helpful in making a decision to pick an online backup company is:

http://www.BackupReview.info

Have a look here, too:
http://www.backupreview.info/index.php?pid=read_article&article_id=9

This site lists more than 400 online backup companies in its directory and ranks the top 25 on a monthly basis.

What about Xdrive (which I quit using two years ago, but I hear has launched a new service) or ElephantDrive (which I use now – nice because everything is automated)?

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Yup, forget about xdrive and elephant drive.

I kindly invite you to “test drive” nomadesk at http://www.nomadesk.com. From what I learned from your specs., we score at least 5 out of 6:

1) Unlimited storage
2) You can easily browse your pictures from the Microsoft File Manager, even run a slide show
3) NomaDesk appears and behaves like a hard drive; fully integrated in the OS. A NomaDesk drive provides 256-bit encryption and remains available off-line! Ideal for nomads, hence the name of the service.
4) Simply drag-and-drop files from within Microsoft File Manager. Edit files directly from whatever application.
5) Files are stored both locally and online
6) Sorry, no online PDF-reader yet

Enjoy,
F.

O.k. Filip I’ll try NomaDesk

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