Online fileservers

For sites that are not on our WAN, online file servers may be one solution for allowing them to back up and share their files. This is a summary of the PC World article Store it on the Web.

BACKUP

For online backup, PC World reviewed six services. Here is a summary of each

IBackup

  • Lowest price: $10 / month, $100 / year
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: yes

XDrive

  • Lowest price: $10 / month, $100 / year
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: yes

AmberWave FirstBackup

  • Lowest price: $4 / month, $39 / year
  • Browser based access: no
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: client access only, which avoids web security concerns

Acpana Data Deposit Box

  • Lowest price: $0.01 per meg
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no

ElephantDrive

  • Lowest price: free
  • Browser based access: no
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: requires .Net framework in Windows

Mozy

  • Lowest price: free
  • Browser based access: for restore only
  • Mount as a network drive: no

STORAGE

Online storage can give you the space you need for large multimedia libraries without having to buy extra hard drives. PC World reviewed six services.

GoDaddy Online file folder

  • Lowest price: $5 / year for 50MB, $20 / year for GB
  • Max 10GB
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: yes

Streamload Mediamax

  • Lowest price: free with limitted file size and 25GB, $120/year for no file limits and 250GB
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: downloads and sharing are limitted with free plan

Box.net

  • Lowest price: free for up to 1GB, $100/year for 15GB
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: free service has file size limits

Simdesk

  • Lowest price: $3 month per 1GB, 10GB max
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: yes
  • comments: provides printer sharing and mobile access

FlipDrive

  • Lowest price: free up to 25MB, $100/year for 15GB with no limits
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: has photo album feature; web interface is lacking

Online Storage Solutions

  • Lowest price: $5/month for 10GB, $35/month for 100GB
  • Browser based access: yes, limitted
  • Mount as a network drive: yes
  • comments: web interface is lacking

SHARING

Instead of attaching 15 documents to your email and sending it to a dozen people, why not put your documents on a sharing service web site and send everyone one URL? PC World reviewed five sharing services

GoDaddy Online file folder

  • Lowest price: $5 / year for 50MB, $20 / year for GB
  • Max 10GB
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: yes

Streamload Mediamax

  • Lowest price: free with limitted file size and 25GB, $120/year for no file limits and 250GB
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: downloads and sharing are limitted with free plan

Box.net

  • Lowest price: free for up to 1GB, $100/year for 15GB
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: free service has file size limits

Simdesk

  • Lowest price: $3 month per 1GB, 10GB max
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: yes
  • comments: provides printer sharing and mobile access

FlipDrive

  • Lowest price: free up to 25MB, $100/year for 15GB with no limits
  • Browser based access: yes
  • Mount as a network drive: no
  • comments: has photo album feature; web interface is lacking

Online Storage Solutions

  • Lowest price: $5/month for 10GB, $35/month for 100GB
  • Browser based access: yes, limitted
  • Mount as a network drive: yes
  • comments: web interface is lacking
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4 Responses to “Online fileservers”

  1. Jonas Says:

    I’ve tried to store 100 GB of my files, music and videos at an online storage provide like Flipdrive and Mediamax. Does it really work during day-to-day usuage? How much does it cost? Can it replace your local harddrive(s)? Check out my report at my blog if you’re interested.

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