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5 of the Best Storage Software for 2017

Storage is important. You need to be able to keep your data safe whether you experience a physical disaster or someone decides to hack you. The fact of the matter is there are so many storage options on the market that it can be difficult to choose between them all.

Here are some of the best storage software options available today.

1.      StarWind

The Starwind storage option is so useful because it uses a 3-2-1 backup rule. What this means in practice, is that when you use them there will be three copies of your data stored in at least two different forms and one of these forms must be stored in a remote location.

This means that no matter what happens a copy of your data will be available somewhere. Along with the ability to easily grow your data nest and affordable packages, StarWind offers a compelling option.

2.      Google Drive

One of the most affordable options for storage on the market today is Google Drive. Although they keep your data safe, they go much further than this by offering full collaboration via a selection of different programs. You’ll find that anything you store on Google Drive can be combined with some of Google’s other online software options, including Google Documents and Google Photos.

3.      Dropbox

For cloud storage, there’s no bigger name than Dropbox. You only get 2GB in storage for the standard account, but this can be easily upgraded to 16GB through linking your account with your social media accounts. Some of the business plans are expensive, but Dropbox is so much more than a cloud storage service.

You can also collaborate with other Dropbox users and take advantage of as much space as you like as part of your personal Dropbox account.

4.      Mega

Mega makes the list because of how generous it is with the amount of storage space and the number of features it provides to free users. It comes with a drag-and-drop interface, so you need no technical experience to get started. There’s also a mobile app you can use to synchronize your files with other desktop computers.

Security is also important to Mega. It has already released its source code so that experts are able to check it for vulnerabilities.

5.      iCloud

Regular users of Apple products may want to consider picking up iCloud. You get 5GB of free space to begin with, and their paid packages are extremely reasonable when compared to their main competitors. If you happen to have a Mac you can use the Mac Finder app to integrate iCloud Drive.

Furthermore, any documents you create with Apple’s suite of products can be automatically synchronized to iCloud. The same goes for Windows users if they download the client.

Last Word – Stay Safe

If you’ve never thought about storage then now is the time. You can’t afford not to because otherwise, your data is at risk. Take the time to store your important files safely and you’ll put them beyond the reach of both hackers and natural disasters.

Which software will you use?

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Ryan Kh is a big data and analytic expert, marketing digital products on Amazon's Envato. He is not just passionate about latest buzz and tech stuff but in fact he's totally into it. Follow Ryan’s daily posts on WordPress / Clear World Finance / Forumsmix

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