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Old 04-05-2011, 06:30 AM
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Default Inexpensive, Limited Storage in the Amazon Cloud

"Even before last Monday's roll-out of the new Cloud Drive, I was storing my files in the Amazon cloud. I use Amazon S3, its Simple Storage Service, although admittedly I'm a fairly new customer. I'm using the service to host images for my personal blogs, I haven't uploaded much more than that. Yet."

Interesting, all the alternative cloud storage services emerging. Amazon offers 5GB free, but the technology has some clear pros and cons: the Cloud Player is fully-functional, but has no auto-syncing capability; cost per Gigabyte is competitive; free storage of MP3s that you purchase from Amazon, but doesn't include anything that you've previously purchased; metered costs, but not per gigabyte; an external hard drive, but no sharing, no syncing or external linking; Amazon's terms of service has some dodgy verbiage regarding what they may (or may not) do with your files and information. I don't think that I'll be switching from Dropbox any time soon.

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Albert Einstein
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