best free online storage site

Hi,

I wonder which is best free online storage site to store my personal documents, pictues, videos, technical softwares, projects  eboks, pdfs etc . Please advise.

I am using google drive whih has limited storage.
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dbruntonCommented:
So you are maxing out your 15 Gb of free storage?

Because of the size of your data I'd suggest storing locally rather than online.  Locally means backing up to a hard disk(s) and rotating the hard disks.  Have a series of two (three is better) and storing them offsite (garage, friend's house, bank deposit box).  Rotate every month.

Use Google drive for your really valuable stuff.  Ebooks and videos probably don't come into the definition of valuable stuff.  But technical projects and personal work and data files probably do.
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arnoldCommented:
You know what they say, "you get what you paid for."

IMHO, valuable data should not be stored on free sites, have other public data compromises not been sufficient?
Unless they are encrypted/password protect and are just another set of "backup repository."
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awawadaCommented:
Be carefull with saving personal documents on free online storage sites as you don't know what is happening with your files. I never do it! The best is to buy a small server in a country the privacy is protected by law (example Switzerland) and build your own cloud or ftp.
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madunixCommented:
Check the following:

Amazon Cloud Drive
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore
Box
https://www.box.com
Cubby
https://www.cubby.com
Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com
Google Drive
https://drive.google.com
MS OneDrive
https://onedrive.live.com

I use dropbox its free upto 18GB and has the best UI.


On the other-hand you could build your own private cloud, e.g. using NAS Synology  http://www.synology.com/
https://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.2/cloud_services
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
You should establish a set of issues that are important to you and measure the excellent list above to see what best meets your needs.
Google Drive with Picasa is great when you have a gmail account and Android phone.
iDrive is great when you have Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
OneDrive is great if you have an Android phone, Windows phone or iPhone and like to stay current on Office as you get 1TB (yes, TerraByte) of encrypted storage for 60/year with current full Microsoft Office programs. (Pay $99/year and you can add Office on up to five devices.)  Office is now free on tablets, Android and iPhone.
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gudii9Author Commented:
Amazon Cloud Drive
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore
Box
https://www.box.com
Cubby
https://www.cubby.com
Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com
Google Drive
https://drive.google.com
MS OneDrive
https://onedrive.live.com

I use dropbox its free upto 18GB and has the best UI.

is dropbox is google product?

are all above are free and which offers maximum storage?
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gudii9Author Commented:
what is difference between 'Free' and 'File'

I read dropbox 18gb. But it says DropBox Free 2GB and File 10GB. Please advise
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Free is max storage of all your files on the service.  
File is max filesize of any file you upload or download.
Free is 2GB on Dropbox.  Only by referring others, you can get a max of 18GB.

More details are on the CNET link in the post with the table.
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gudii9Author Commented:
Free is 2GB on Dropbox.  Only by referring others, you can get a max of 18GB.

how many people i have to refer to get 18gb from 2gb. How do i know how much GB memory ,i currently have on my laptop. I may have referred some people in the past. please advise
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serialbandCommented:
Avoid Dropbox if you want to keep private files.  It's horribly insecure.  If you want security, try anything else. Spideroak promises security. https://spideroak.com/

How much space do you need?  Have you looked at Mega?  They offer 50 GB free and promises privacy. http://mega.co.nz/
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
the GB is not memory.  It is the size of your files on disk.  When you use Windows Explorer, the pane at the bottom of the window displays the count of the number of files and shows the total size of the highlighted files. It does not do this for folders, only the highlighted files within a folder. You must do the math to estimate your total storage.

You can read the Dropbox referral guidelines on the links provided.

You will not get referral credit for prior referrals.
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gudii9Author Commented:
i wonder if mega has good user interface like google drive or not to just drag and drop into the APP on the computer?

please advise
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gudii9Author Commented:
how much free space below offers?
https://spideroak.com/
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Since you are asking for my opinion, I would limit my choices to the major players as identified by other postings, CNET, and myself in this thread.
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serialbandCommented:
Spideroak gives you 5 GB free.

Mega gives you a web drag and drop as well as a dropbox-like client interface.  It works much like dropbox without the sharing.

If you do use either of these, then you should keep a hard copy of your key somewhere or back it up.  Once you lose it you lose all access.

There are addons by other companies to do encryption for dropbox containers, if you really want to use dropbox.

You can have different services and drag files and folders between them to change your ability to share them.  I do that with Mega, Spideroak, and Dropbox, but don't always keep the clients running all the time.
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