Is the storage space in your computer hard drive about to reach its limit? Now is the time when you will think of buying an external hard drive in order to back up your valuables. I suggest a better option: go for Cloud Storage – the next-generation data storage medium. It allows you to deposit your files and folders online and keeps them safely stored in virtual pools of storage. The most obvious question which might now crop up in your mind is whether cloud storage worth it. Simply put, the advantages are so extensive that it is hard to think of a reason not to use it.
#1. Storage Space
You will be alloted an adequate amount of storage space to keep your data when you first register yourself. It is free up to a usage quota. If your needs start growing, you can upgrade your account and increase the space just in a matter of a couple of mouse clicks. There is no longer the need to buy another external hard drive. However, upgrading the account is not free and you’ll have to pay a monthly fee (usually a few pennies a day).
With Cloud Storage, you do not get to see where your data is physically stored. As a result, you do not have to deal with it. You do not have to purchase external hard drives and maintain them. All you need to have is an Internet connection; and the rest is for your provider to worry about. You will also be saved from the pain of carrying your external hard drive every time you go to work.
#3. Automatic Backup
You do not have to worry if the external hard drive is not connected or turned on. The Cloud Storage account will have default settings which you can change according to your needs. You just have to keep on the Internet connection (which you do anyway most of the time) and the system will get automatically backed up whenever you feel the need.
#4. Seamless Restoration
In most cases, you will need the help of a technical expert to restore your hard drive from a backup. But in case of Cloud Storage service, the recovery process is simple and streamlined.
Using Cloud Storage has helped me so much that the small monthly fee which I have to pay every month more than pays for itself!