Cloud storage isn't just for big businesses. If you've got more pictures, videos or work files than your device can handle (and who doesn't?), then the cloud is where it needs to be.
Luckily, there are more options for you than just Dropbox these days. Here's a roundup of some newer services that can help you manage and secure your data – not just find it a home.
ThunderDrive boasts that you can access their service six times faster than Amazon, and they've certainly got the infrastructure to back it up. Their Tier IV data centers can hold your data behind 256-bit encryption, retrievable from any browser on the web or mobile. Lifetime subscriptions include a Personal plan for 500 GB of data ($29) or Pro plan that will get you 2 TB of storage for $59, a full 95% off the MSRP.
Zoolz uses the Amazon Web Services infrastructure to supply 1 TB of cold storage, perfect for large amounts of inactive data. It's a great way to secure entire computers or even networks, and the service uses deduplication, block-level uploads and other methods for faster backup. Single-user plans are available for one year at $19.99 (90% off the list price) or three years at $34.99.
Here's a handy one even if you've got an existing cloud storage account. Koofr lets you connect to Dropbox, Google Drive or other cloud storage services and transfer those files freely. There's also a duplicate finder that helps you consolidate your excess data, and you can even customize the appearance of the links as you share your files. A lifetime subscription to the Koofr Cloud Storage Plan is now $19.99, more than 90% off the retail price.
Tired of worrying about space? Deego's premium plans offer up to 10 TB of storage on a system locked down behind 256-bit AES encryption. Automatic file change detection keeps all that data up to date, and it's all shareable between devices or with associates by link. There are sales now of more than 90% off on lifetime subscriptions to all Deego Premium plans. You can get 10 TB for $99.99, 3 TB for $69.99, 2 TB for $59.99 and 1 TB for $49.99.