How low can online storage prices go? I’m not sure I know the answer to that, but MediaFire recently announced promotional pricing of $2.50 per month for 1 TB , compared to the previously announced rate of $9.99/month for Google Drive. With prices like these, online backup is starting to make more and more sense. I’m not ready to completely give up on external hard drives, since I like having my own backup. Instead, I am planning to keep two backup copies. After all, you can’t be too safe.
For more about storing files online, see Online Storage with Microsoft OneDrive.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
Thanks for sharing this good news Mark. Like you, I like my ex. HD’s & having control myself but I beginning to consider online backup ‘also’ with having more and more data to keep track of. Do you feel like there’s really that much difference in backup names? Remind us again how many photos could you save on 1Tb? I appreciate your reviews so much.