Cloud Storage: ideal for people who travel a lot of just want peace of mind

I had my first PC 10 years ago. It was an old one, given to me as a ‘hand-me-down’. Back then we couldn’t afford a proper one, so I’d have to use the one at work to ‘play’ with my small sites. You can’t imagine how happy I was when that old ‘box’ came on my desk. It wasn’t a good configuration, it was nothing in the end, but pretty good for what I needed to do. And the small display it came with, while also an old ‘version’ did the trick.

After 2-3 years I got to buy my first laptop and never had to worry about a regular desktop computer anymore. Now I have a new one.

What I remember the most all these years is the same backup issue I had. Fortunately NONE of my HDD-s crashed on me, but backups were always a pain. I’d either have to spend a fortune on CDs and then DVDs or on an external drive.

The external HDD is a new addition to the ‘family’. A 2 TB one that I bought when we stayed in NYC last year. It’s pretty heavy and my hand luggage was limited by this. Have a huge external drive, have a huge laptop and a DSLR camera. You can feel my pain. 10 Kilos were nothing and paying extra wasn’t an option I’d accept.

Not to mention that, anytime I had to travel, the same problem came: I have to get even more limited when it comes to the weight I can carry and the HDD, however big and ‘spacy’ would be a ‘dead-weight’. I cannot get rid of my huge laptop, since it’s the tool that earns me money, I can’t put everything on it, since it would ‘kill’ my operating system and honestly I’m sick and tired of carrying that huge HDD with me. Don’t get me started on CDs/DVDs, I have an ‘army’ back home.

This is why I’m more open to any ideas that would mean I can put my files ‘somewhere’ and never care about carrying all those heavy items with me. I don’t have to worry about my HDDs crashing, I don’t have to move files from a computer to another, when I get a new laptop. I can upload all the ‘junk’ and have someone else care about it.

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Cloud storage is something new for me too. I’m not always ‘fast’ when it comes to technology, so it took me a while to see how it works and if it’s a good solution for me. I stumbled across a cloud storage reviews page that really details it well and also provides real reviews for various cloud storage providers. It makes my life easier, since I can see what other customers think about it and then make a decision about this.

There’s a top 10 for the cloud storage providers and a lot of useful information for someone like me who’s trying to do things better and take advantage of anything that would make life as a ‘PC addict’ easier.

Have you used cloud storage services? Are you open to this technology? How much do you think this would make your life easier?

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Ramona is a freelance coach who helps people work from home and a personal finance author. When she's not working with her web design clients or her students, you'll find her playing with her 2 year old daughter.

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