Is cloud storage safe? Any good recommendation

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Today my laptop died. And I didn't have everything updated/copied into a backup device and I'm feeling the pain.

Would like to know a good , cloud storage to use in the future.

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even cloud storage services aren't safe nowadays unless you are a highly tech motivated guy who encrypts the data before uploading to cloud or unless you own the cloud and do the encryption with a offline security key. Well there's also the cost to be considered if you have a large amount of data which is typically the case nowadays the cloud cost would be too much especially recurring. The next best option is get a raid supported old nas unit for cheap and use two parallel disk drives of minimum 2tb each in raid 1 formation, although the write speed will be max tge hdd supports it's reliable incase a drive fails. Well there are many ways to store data everything boils down to reliability and security. Good luck with your data venture.

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If ur laptop died then ur data is still safe in hdd/ssd

For cloud I would suggest onedrive, there 1tb plan costs 3k/yr or 1k/yr (family plan), has office 365 included, offers file history also, obviously really integrated with windows now a days

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even cloud storage services aren't safe nowadays unless you are a highly tech motivated guy who encrypts the data before uploading to cloud or unless you own the cloud and do the encryption with a offline security key. Well there's also the cost to be considered if you have a large amount of data which is typically the case nowadays the cloud cost would be too much especially recurring. The next best option is get a raid supported old nas unit for cheap and use two parallel disk drives of minimum 2tb each in raid 1 formation, although the write speed will be max tge hdd supports it's reliable incase a drive fails. Well there are many ways to store data everything boils down to reliability and security. Good luck with your data venture.

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Ok thanks. Guess, I'll just buy a 2 TB hard disk, already have a 1 TB toshiba one. So that should be able to help me out to atleast save my personal and some work data.

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on-the-go i primarily rely on portable hard disks, thumb-drives, e-mail for work.

For data dumps too, i would not entirely depend on any one medium and if on-line sharing helps, then would prefer Microsoft, Amazon over Google, Apple.

Getting locked out of Google, Apple accounts is a nightmare.

For Azure or even onedrive there still is some actual support.
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If ur laptop died then ur data is still safe in hdd/ssd

For cloud I would suggest onedrive, there 1tb plan costs 3k/yr or 1k/yr (family plan), has office 365 included, offers file history also, obviously really integrated with windows now a days

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I scrolled down reading comments to reply the same, had hard stop here

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You can take out the hdd from dead laptop , get a case from pibox or something and can connect it to recover the data.

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