Degoo offers 100GB free cloud storage

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Referral link for 3 GB bonus.

Degoo is a new cloud storage service offering 100GB free cloud storage. The service claims military grade data encryption and stores multiple copies of your data for redundancy in case of nodal failures. The free plan allows up to 2 synchronized devices. Continue reading Degoo offers 100GB free cloud storage

Symform: welcome to massivly distributed cloud storage

symform_compSymform is a new name among cloud storage services. But it’s more than just any cloud storage, it’s a distributed cloud storage. In addition to patented RAID-96™ P2P distributed storage technology, it also encrypts each block for extreme security and reliability. Users can virtually get as much cloud space they want by sharing excess local space on their devices and contributing to the distributed data storage network of Symform. Here come the goodies:

  • 10GB free to start with. Cloud storage grows by half the local storage you share. To share local storage on a device the device should have 80% uptime. You can tune the shared storage anytime.
  • Very fast because there is no central pipe, no bandwidth throttling, and no data volume limits.
  • Connect any directory on your system to the cloud, not just one root directory.
  • Reliable: requires 33 unrelated, unknown, and geographically disparate drives to fail at nearly the same time before a single block of data is lost. Symform adds 50% redundancy to all blocks before they are distributed globally throughout the network. To recover a block of data (part of a larger file) 64 of the 96 devices it is spread across need be available. When Symform sees that fragments are not available it automatically regenerates and redistributes them to other devices.
  • Files stored in fragments: a lot safer that storing an entire file in a single location in the cloud. Breaks each file into blocks and then shreds each block into 64 fragments, adding 32 parity fragments to each 64 for redundancy. Symform distributes those 96 pieces to 96 different devices on the fastest online backup network. This ensures that theoretically no one can reconstruct a single block of your files unless they get data from 63 others.
  • Security: uses patented RAID-96™ technology. It would need the right 64 people to first find each other, then “collude” to re-construct a single block of encrypted data. Just a single encrypted block! Then they would have to break the military-grade 256 AES encryption. Finally, they would have to repeat this process for each of the other blocks of the file with a new set of 64 people and a new key!
  • Parallel connections: uploads files over multiple concurrent connections to multiple locations for the fastest cloud backup.
  • Optimal bandwidth usage: uses bandwidth at the lowest priority. Uses more bandwidth only when network is idle.
  • Native clients for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and NAS devices.

Webpage: Symform

pCloud: cloud storage with cool features

pcloud_compUpdate: Free pCloud account can now reach 30GB. The Linux client is fully functional.

pCloud doesn’t strike as any outstanding service when you take a quick look at the description: another relatively new cloud storage service that offers up to 20GB free space in the cloud. Who would even bother checking out the homepage? People are talking in TBs nowadays. However, when I created an account to check it out I found it interesting, specially two features which are not yet very common in the cloud storage arena but will be welcome by Chromebook or tablet users.

Features

  • You can download any file directly to pCloud bypassing your local machine. In other words you can upload links
  • Non pCloud users an upload files to your pCloud shared upload space
  • Extract archives in the cloud
  • 10GB initially with 20GB through invitations, get started tasks etc.
  • No speed or file size limits
  • Stream media files and mark your music folders as favourite for a quick access
  • Backup FB, Picasa, Instagram photos directly
  • Sharing with friends
  • Easy sign up and instant login
  • Clients for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Limitations

  • 20GB is not even remotely catchy. Now the free space limit is 30GB. Might appear less to many.

Webpage: pCloud

Koding offers 100TB free space [expired]

koding_comgCheck out this review of Koding first.

Koding.com just announced they are giving away 100TB of free space! I received a mail with the same information as well. They have redesigned their interface and service this year and to celebrate they have now upgraded the initial capacity of the base VMs to 4GB (which was 1GB previously). If you are a new user, use my referral to sign up and we both get 1GB extra:

Existing users use the link below to sign-in and upgrade:

To grab more space invite your friends this week and when they create an account both of you will gain 1GB each! Cool, eh? Hurry as this offer is for this week only and users are already rushing in. However, remember that the maximum size limit for a VM is still 16GB. So if you have already reached it, you won’t get any far.

Webpage: Koding

File Expert & GCloud: nice combo to manage files on Android

file_explorer_compFile Expert is an Android file manager with many cool features. But where it makes a real difference is that it can backup your files to its own cloud service GCloud. GCloud offers 1GB storage for free with other enhanced paid modes. File Expert is designed for mobiles whereas its mod File Explorer HD is for tablets. Features:

  • Supports all generic file operations you expect from a strong file manager
  • Organizes files in categories so that you can search faster
  • Lot of options to share and transfer files (Bluetooth, WiFi, FTP…)
  • Multi-tab GUI
  • In-built support for many archive and file types
  • Recycle Bin, text editor, resumable downloader
  • Sync data in GCloud cloud storage
  • Manage files on PC when your device acts like a server
  • and many many more…

Webpage: File Expert, File Expert HD, GCloud

[Courtesy: Jester Raiin]

Cloudup: store, stream multimedia

cloudup_compCloudup is a relatively new cloud storage service with a twist: it can stream all of your video and audio files. The service is still not open to all and once you submit your mail ID for an invitation you’ll get after a little wait. As I can see, a new user can send up to 2 invitations from his account as well. Cloudup is a wise choice to store your video and audio collection online because of the specific capabilities it banks on. Features:

  • Polished look an feel
  • Stream videos, music, photos from a single page
  • Share files with others
  • Stream YouTube videos by just adding the link
  • 200 GB space for free OR store up to 1000 items
  • Clients for Windows, Mac, Android & iOS

Webpage: Cloudup

Yunio: cloud storage that grows daily [expired]

cloud_compUpdate: As per their recent change in policy announcement, Yunio will no longer be free post April 01, 2014.

Check the tag CLOUD STORAGE.

One of the blog followers mailed about Yunio, a cloud storage that increases daily by a considerable amount. Though it may sound far-fetched, it’s actually true. Yunio is a Chinese cloud storage provider and has joined the race among Chinese services to give away TBs of storage for free. Quite interesting features:

  • 1TB on registration
  • Quota grows by 1GB each day for the free account
  • No-frills registration
  • SSL, AES-256 bit encryption technology
  • Multiple data backup
  • Responsive web interface, English by default
  • Filesize limit of 25GB
  • File version control
  • Public links to stored files
  • Clients for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

I wouldn’t recommend storing sensitive data in the cloud for security and privacy. And it’s safe to have at least a backup copy of the same data in another cloud service. You always have a better chance of data recovery.

[Courtesy: Jester Raiin]

1TB free cloud storage from mail.ru [expired]

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Check the tag CLOUD STORAGE for more offers.

On the event of new year mail.ru is offering 1TB could space free from 20 Dec 2013 to 20 Jan 2014. It is a suite that provides mail (the mailbox opens fast even on the Tor network), calendar and cloud storage services. The website interface is primarily in Russian but shouldn’t be a problem if you are using Google Chrome. Either translate the full page or selectively translate any text content using the Right click ▸ Translate to English feature. Recently they have added a pop-up with option to change the language when you login to the mailbox. Continue reading 1TB free cloud storage from mail.ru [expired]

Free online storage: top sites

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I have around 4TB cloud storage free. As my data is crossing my physical storage limit, currently this is the only way for me to store the old files which I do not touch regularly (as I am reluctant to buy a new storage device). I have found the following services which offer free storage of considerable amount:

  • 4shared: 15GB free. Upload size limit per file is 2GB. Files get deleted automatically if no login for 180 days. 4shared has native clients for all major mobile and desktop platforms.
  • ADrive: Offers 50GB free.
  • Box: Comes up with 25GB or 50Gb free offers now and then.
  • Copy: Virtually unlimited introductory offer! Grows in GBs. A 2.6TB account here.
  • Dropbox: Pretty well-known cloud service.
  • Flickr: Now 1TB for your photos. Enough for a lifetime!
  • Google Drive: 15 GB to store and edit all your documents.
  • MediaFire: Unlimited free space. There is a time limit before file deletion but you get multiple notifications via email before deletion. Only logging-in to MediaFire is enough to prevent files from deletion.
  • Mega: 50GB free for sign-ups now. Claims full encryption.
  • Minus: Space increases with accepted referrals. For images only.
  • pCloud: 20GB is the limit for free accounts. But it has two incredible features.
  • SkyDrive: For old users it used to provide 25GB (which I still have) but now it is offering 7GB for new sign-ups.
  • Symform: 10GB for free with additional cloud storage in exchange of local storage. Patented RAID-96™ technology for security.
  • Tresorit: 50GB through LifeHacker (offer expired). Fully encrypted.
  • Ubuntu One: Offers 5GB for free. You can add another 20GB via referrals. If you are using Ubuntu this is also a great option. Supports music streaming. Though closely tied to Ubuntu it has clients for Android, Mac and Windows. Discontinued.
  • Yunio: 1TB initially that grows by 1GB each day.
  • Zoolz: 100GB free for first million sign-ups (offer expired).

Glide OS: Offers 30GB free. Check this.

I wouldn’t recommend storing sensitive data in the cloud for security and privacy. And it’s safe to have at least a backup copy of the same data in another cloud service. You always have a better chance of data recovery.