At its most basic, the term “cloud storage” describes data storage that is made available as a service via a network. But that definition is so broad that it can encompass everything from Internet-based services that store a consumer’s email and digital photographs to a major corporation’s backup data.
At the moment, the most famous Net Storage are DropBox, LiveMesh, Skydrive and etc. They are all free to use, auto sync your files after edited.
Live Mesh is a data synchronization system from Microsoft that allows files, folders and other data to be shared and synchronized across multiple personal devices and up to 5GB on the web. Once a folder is set for synchronization, it will be available in all devices, and any changes made to the content of the folder will be reflected across all devices. Live Mesh uses FeedSync to convey the changes made in each device so that the changes can be synchronized. The information about devices and folders participating in a synchronization relationship is not stored locally but at the service-end. Devices in a sync relationship are collectively referred to as a Mesh. Live Mesh is part of Live Services, one of the building blocks of Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform—a “cloud” platform hosted at Microsoft data centers.
Cons: Can not directly show upload status, does not support external links, does not support the restoration of old documents.
Windows Live SkyDrive (initially Windows Live Folders) is part of Microsoft‘s Windows Live range of online services. SkyDrive is a file storage and sharing service that allows users to upload files to the computing cloud, then access them from a web browser. It uses Windows Live ID to control access to the user’s files, allowing them to keep the files private, share with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access. The service currently offers 25 GB of free personal storage, with individual files limited to 50 MB. Optionally, an ActiveX-based tool can be installed to allow drag-and-drop uploading from Windows Explorer. Up to five files can be uploaded each time if the tool has not been installed.
Cons: Speed is normal, but very stable, does not support the restoration of old documents.
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. which uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options; the service is cross-platform, with client programs available for several different operating systems as well as a Web-based client.
Cons: The good thing about Dropbox is, you can choose the files to be priovite or public, even share it with your mates or others to edit at the same time. The amazine thing is, you can undo the files after they got deleted.
So for all the detals above (and all the information below), I choose Dropbox also, I suggest you choose dropbox too.
Now, for people who want to rego a DropBox account (if you got one then skip this part please)
1. go to Dropbox website
New user can get extra 250M space if you use the link below (@ the same time I get 250M as well for telling you this)
2. Follow the onscreen instruct enter your name, email address and password:
3. Click ‘Creat Account’
4. Click ‘Free Download’ to download the Dropbox desktop application and wait till it starts, if this is nothing happen, click https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=win to download it manully
5. After the download, double click the file, starting install the dropbox desktop application
6. After install, you will see this:
Seletce the second option: ‘I already have a Dropbox account’ and click ‘next’
7. Enter your email address and password, also your computer name
8. Choose the 2GB space free option, if you want to pay more and get more, then do the other option
9. Keep clicking ‘Next’ till ‘Finish’, you are Done.
10. Click the icon on your toolbar down the botton of your screen (if you not play around with your screen too much)
select and click ‘Preferences…’
11. Click the ‘Move’ to select the sync folder you want to working on
The big step: How to get the unlimited space
1. Rego couple Dropbox accounts
2. Into the windows control panel, choose account, setup as many account as you want, at the same time setup the password (you can do it the same way i do, just use a space)
account1: password ” ” (one space)
account2: password ” ” (one space)
account3: password ” ” (one space)
account4: password ” ” (one space)
4. Click and download Dropboxen. This sortware supports you run servel Dropbox Clients, it means unlimited.
5. After the download, extra it under your Dropbox folder, the default one should be: “C:\Documents and Settings\(your account name)\Application Data\Dropbox\bin\”
6. Open the ‘Dropboxen.xml’ by notepad or other software, enter all the accounts and passwords you setup for the computer, then save and close.
7. Run ‘Dropboxen.exe’ add the dropbox account into it, you will get the unlimited space!