Best web storage for photos

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2016-03-20
I have a couple of Terabytes of photos that I want to have a copy of on line as a backup.

I have checked out a few of the servcies and the prices and find a wide variance in the cost.

Would appreciate anyone sharing their experience with these services (or others).

My first thought is to consider this storage as a backup for the photos I have stored locally.

However, if I can trust their backups (Can I?), this could become my sole photo location.

Services I have looked at include:

Flickr pro $25 per year unlimited.

Picassa online 1T $600 per year

SugarSync 500GB for $400/year

Mozy Pro 500 GB for $2100/year

An autosync feature with local storage would be nice, but if the storage is solely on-line, then not as important.

Main fear is any of these companies go under or I otherwise lose access.

Suggestions and insights welcome.

Question by:Tomster2
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    check out

    2TB Online Storage: $16
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    Flickr is owned by Yahoo (designed for sharing)
    Picassa is owned by Google. Picassa allows autosync via their photo app

    probably the most reliable of the bunch.. but neither offer a service level agreement.. the more reliable you want of a backup the more you will pay..

    Terrabytes aren't cheap.. for instance Amazon S3 reduced redundancy storage for 2TB ->  $2112/year
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    Live drive does not have a Service Level Agreement

    Your files are not private.. see below from the privacy policy

    Files: We collect and store the files you upload, download, or access with the Livedrive Service ("Files"). If you add a file to your Livedrive that has been previously uploaded by you or another user, we may associate all or a portion of the previous file with your account rather than storing a duplicate.

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