Online storage – a possible alternative
You have so much information on your computer; you don’t know what to do with them? Since your hard drive is packed it is only normal that you would consider means of backing up the files and the information on your computer. You could always get another hard disk, an external one. That might solve the problems. There is another option that is very popular nowadays. It is called online storage. Different options are suitable to different people. This article might help you make up your mind what’s your cup of tea.
What online storage is
The key reason why many people decide for online storage is because by choosing it you are not obliged to carry anything with you if you want access to the information. If its is a burden to carry your disk or USB drive with, you should decide to store your data online. Another plus is that you can access the files via your cell phone. Pretty convenient isn’t it? And, of course, we must not forget about the safety factor. When stored online your information is more protected. Companies that offer online storage take care of the matters of safety very seriously, they won’t allow anything to happen to your files, nor can anyone else access them, nor will you lose them. In addition, it is much more simple to manipulate data when it is stored online, compared to storing it on a hard drive. The approach is easier, sharing is easier, changing the data is easier, adding a new file is easier. Convenience and simplicity are the main reasons why storing files online has become so popular.
Always consider every aspect!
Of course, one-sided argument is no argument, so let’s look at the negative aspect of online storage as well. First of all, storing files online costs. It’s not just paying to open an account; you have a monthly or a yearly fee you have to pay. So, it would increase your expenditure, unlike buying an external hard-disk, for which you pay only once. Another flaw is that the data transfers slowly, which is not the case with a hard drive. Also, there is a restriction to the amount of information you can keep on your account. You would probably have to pay much more if you want to store large amounts of data.
To store online or not to store
All in all, it is all up to you. Think, evaluate the good and the bad aspects of both options, and consider your financial possibilities. Always plan in advance. Maybe a USB would be enough for the next few months, but what about the future? Try figuring out how much more data are you going to store in near future, how much space you are going to need.
This is a guest post by Sarvesh who writes on the behalf of Egnyte. Check out Egnyte, your one stop place for all your file sharing and online storage needs.