Top 5 Free Online Data Storage Services

Online storage services that help you to upload important datas, music, images to a cloud based server and access them from any of your other computers and mobile devices. The safest method of backing up important data is to create multiple backups like to an external hard drive and to an online storage service. Before going to use any free online storage service you need to consider some things to consider when storing data online. First you need to check security of stored data and of data during transmission. Then storage size limitations. The ability to automate backups. Restrictions on file size and/or file extension. Expiration of stored files etc. Here is a list top 5 free online data store services.

1. Dropbox

Dropbox as an online backup service with syncing options for desktops and mobile devices offers free 2 GB of cloud storage space. The Dropbox client with offline backup option and mobile apps available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry. Dropbox has also have a referral system that help you ton earn upto 10 GB of storage space for free by inviting others.

2. SugarSync

SugarSync is a free cloud storage service gives you instant and easy access to your data anytime, anywhere. It help you to take online backup and automatic file sync for work files or personal files like photos, videos, and music. You can manage files via free mobile apps to sync iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian devices. Also sync 5 GB of data across an unlimited number of devices.

3. Box

Box is a online backup service with syncing options for desktops and mobile devices. It offers 5 GB of free online storage space with mobile apps for Android and iOS. Also you can turn any folder into a public web page in one click, In-folder collaboration for sharing an entire folder of content with one or more people.

4. IDrive

IDrive Online Backup is an easy-to-use program that allows users to back up the contents of their computers remotely. Data is transmitted using 128-bit SSL encryption and stored using 256-bit AES encryption, ensuring that it stays secure. Users can access stored data from any machine, even without the software installed. IDrive Online Backup is free to try, and the free version gives users 2GB of storage space.

5. SpiderOak

SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated free online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. You can access all your data in one de-duplicated location, Configurable multi-platform synchronization, Share folders instantly in web ShareRooms w / RSS, Retrieve files from any internet-connected device. Comprehensive ‘zero-knowledge’ data encryption. Also giving 2 GBs for free.

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