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3TB online storage Options

I need to store approx 3TB with an additional  .5 to 1 TB per year increase online or on-prem but with a web interface. Ideally, this would have the ability to map a drive or present the same as OneDrive or Dropbox.

We have looked at the mainstream provides and the cost is an issue as this data is, for the most part, historical and infrequently accessed so hosting costs for OneDrive and Dropbox make an ROI difficult to build.

S3 via AWS could be an option, can I present this storage via a mapped drive or web drive.

There will be one year the current year that is accessed by multiple people 15-20 on a daily basis.
The media stored is mainly pictures and some files.

I am looking for options and a best approach.
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David Favor

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Favor

https://www.ovh.com/world/dedicated-servers/storage/prices/ will likely be much cheaper/faster than S3 along with running a full Linux Distro, so options for how you use this storage will have OS level flexibility.
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Julian McEvoy

Thank you for the suggestions. I will do some research into the suggested options and use something.
David Favor

There is another approach too, which I use where project require massive storage... say 100s-1000s of TB or more.

1) A fast connection is required. I use 1G symmetric Google connections for this.

2) Build out a local disk array. Might be in a business or residential house.

3) Put a large UPS on the disk array, with many hours of battery life.

4) Then mount the local disk array on the public server.

This approach means you have no monthly cost for your disk space.
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