Free online storage for personal backup

LiveDrive logoLiveDrive is a free and unlimited online storage service which allows users to upload an unlimited number of files, and while the size limit per file isn’t explicitly stated anywhere on the site I had no trouble uploading multi-GB files. The upload speed maxed out the available upload bandwidth I had, someone with a much faster pipe will have to weigh in on what the upload ceiling is. Users running Windows XP/Vista machines are able to download a stand alone client which adds a virtual drive to their computer assigned to the letter L. According to the site a client for Mac users is in the works. During the sign up process users are able to select a custom domain, http://someusername.livedrive.com, for accessing their files and sharing them. Goto website

Skydrive Logo Windows Live SkyDrive (previously Windows Live Folders) allows users to upload their files to the computing cloud, and then access them through a web browser.
The SkyDrive service uses Windows Live ID to control access to the files you have uploaded, allowing you to control who can see the files – keep them private, share with your contacts or make the files public. Publicly shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access. The service currently offers 25GB of free online file storage.  Goto website
Optionally, a tool can be installed to allow drag-and-drop uploading from Windows Explorer. Up to five files can be uploaded each time if that tool has not been installed.

The new and improved features are listed as below:
• 25 GB of free online storage.
• Max file size is only 50gb.
• Download entire folders as Zip files (limited release).
• Gorgeous online slide show for your photos.
• Order print from Skydrive.
• Easily share your files and photos without requiring your recipient to register for Windows Live ID.
With the new improved features, Skydrive definitely worth to try and use. If you don’t have SkyDrive account, go and sign up now.

Humyo Logo Humyo provides 10 GB (gigabytes) of free online storage space which can be used to backup user files. Of 10GB disk space, 5GB is reserved for photos, music and videos which likely to use bigger part of the free space anyway, while 5GB can be used to store other files. Goto website
Humyo has four key pillars of features, i.e. Store, Send, Access and Publish. With Humyo file manager, it will automatically synchronize, backup and upload files to Humyo secure, fully backup servers clusters in the background. The files hosted by Humyo centrally online and can be accessed from anywhere such as any computer or mobile cell phone with a Internet connection. The uploaded files can be sent to friends for sharing via email with recall or revoke sharing support. Or user can choose to publish the files or media on the web using Humyo embedded media player to stream your photos, music and videos to visitors.
Unfortunately, the Humyo desktop client that automatically backup data, synchronize multiple PCs, work as is virtual hard disk is only available for premium account users.


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One Response to “Free online storage for personal backup”

  1. Nice Post,

    Another cloud storage tool you might wanna check out is DocLanding. Think box.net with heightened security, on-the-fly document imaging and controlled sharing and collaboration.

    Really nice for small biz cause DocLanding is standards compliant (SEC, HIPPA, etc.)

    Best of all, you can check it out for free. They are offering free accounts for up to 256MB. And it is only $9 for the first GB after that. If you are interested, please check out a free account at http://www.doclanding.com. If you have questions, please visit our blog at http://blog.doclanding.com.

    Thanks and keep up the great work.
    Will

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