Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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5 Best Cloud Storage Services We Can Use For Free

Cloud Storage is a model of networked online storage where data is stored on multiple virtual servers, so that you can save your data in different servers and then get access to it from the one nearest to you, wherever you are.

While cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with weather fronts and storm systems, it really refers to saving data to an off-site storage system maintained by a third party. Instead of storing information to your computer's hard drive or other local storage device, you save it to a remote database. The Internet provides the connection between your computer and the database.

On the surface, cloud storage has several advantages over traditional data storage. For example, if you store your data on a cloud storage system, you'll be able to get to that data from any location that has Internet access. You wouldn't need to carry around a physical storage device or use the same computer to save and retrieve your information. With the right storage system, you could even allow other people to access the data, turning a personal project into a collaborative effort.­

5 Free Cloud Storage Services We Can Use

The following are 10 best services that offer free cloud storage for you to back up and sync your files of your computers and/or mobile phones.

Dropbox: Dropbox will offer you 2 GB free storage, and you can get 500 MB (up to 16 GB) by inviting new users.

5 Best Cloud Storage Services We Can Use For Free

And Dropbox supports Windows, Mac and Linux computer operation systems, as well as iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.

One of the most powerful methods of using Dropbox is by syncing a particular folder, and creating a symbolic link in the original location.  Through this hack I am able to sync the settings of almost any app on my Mac.  The needs for this will vary by user, but I use this method with browser bookmarks and FTP account information. 

If anyone wants to register for an account, feel free to use my referral link that will add 500 MB further bonus to both mine and your account :) http://db.tt/cQNDAiZu

2. SugarSync

SugarSync offers 5 GB free cloud storage, and if your friend uses your referral link to sign up, you’ll earn a 500 MB bonus, up to 5 GB.

SugarSync supports Windows and Mac computers, as well as iOS, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian mobile phones.

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Just like Drop Box, this program also permits users to access their files in any computer that has an internet connection. This program also has support applications for many handheld devices which are well-liked these days.

3. ZumoDrive

ZumoDrive offers 2 GB free storage, supports multiple languages, and works for Windows, Mac and Linux computers, as well as iPhone, Android, and Palm Pre mobile phones.

4. TeamDrive

With English and German support, TeamDrive offers 2 GB free space, and you can get 250 MB more by inviting every one user, the total free storage can be up to 8 GB.

This service is workable for Windows, Mac and Linux.

5. SkyDrive

Windows Live Mesh of the SkyDrive service offers 5 GB free cloud storage for you to back up and sync your computer files.

Windows Live Mesh is available for multiple languages, but only workable for Windows.

Among the about top 5 free cloud storage services, whichever you use, you need to install its software in your computer or mobile phone to sync and back up your files automatically or manually, and then you can get access to your backup files wherever you are.

By the way, if you are worried about the availability, you can sync and back up your files to more than one cloud storage.

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