With the advent of cloud services, it has really become easy for users to manage large files and personal data and store them online for their convenience. Now, it’s really not essential for users to lug around large storage devices such as portable hard drives or carry minuscule pen drives wherever they go. At the same time security on cloud is utmost important for personal data. Its has been emphasized by security experts and infosec literature many times. Simply choose your favorite cloud storage services provider from the list below for your personal needs, and you are ready to go without worrying about data security problems (almost):
Dropbox is a reliably good service that offers documents and media storage services to clients for Linux and Blackberry along with Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS standards. Although the free basic account comes with just 2GB of storage, users can upgrade to the 1 TB plan on a paid basis. However, if users refer friends to the service, Dropbox offers 500 MB of additional free storage for each friend that signs up for the service. However, there is a limit of 16 GB to the service.
From the former providers of erstwhile hugely popular Mega Upload, Mega gives you 50 GB of free cloud storage as well as secure end-to-end encryption so that it can help fight any privacy breach. Updating as well as viewing your MEGA files is possible through a browser and the desktop sync client as well. You can also you an iOS, Blackberry, Android, or Windows Phone device for the same purpose.
3. Google Drive
Google Drive, which is the cloud storage device that Google offers, provides each new user with 15 GB of free space. Actually the total storage space is shared with the other services that Google provides — such as Gmail as well as Google + Photos. You can install a sync client for Windows and Mac users, which supports folder and file uploads.
At the same time, you can send photos and videos to Google Drive via an app in case you are an Android or iOS user. You can share folders and files with specific Google users via their email addresses, or with any one, with a public link. It is also possible to prevent someone from downloading a file by making it viewable only.
OneDrive, which was known as SkyDrive before, is an online storage device from Microsoft. It allows 15 GB of free space to users when they sign up. You can get extra hosting in case you provide friend referrals, go for mobile photo syncing, and such. You can easily install a Windows and Mac desktop program to easily transfer folders as well as files of any type to OneDrive. Thus, you can make them accessible from an iOS or Android mobile device. The mobile app can also upload both image and video files. You can use OneDrive to support sharing of both folders and files with non-registered users. You can also set a permission to allow only viewing or to allow full editing.
There are several top cloud service providers out there, but the presence in this list does not mean that only these exist in their class. You are free to explore other cloud services as well. Good Luck!