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

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/should_you_move_your_files_to_amazons_new_cloud_dr.php' target='_blank'>http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...ew_cloud_dr.php</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"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."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1301980539.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>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.</p>
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