Having couple of GB’s of storage space online never hurts. You may use it for keeping your backup secure from hard drive crashes, or as platform letting you access/edit certain files from anywhere and for much more(see table). As a result of massive competition among storage offering websites, online storage became cheaper, more convenient and even safer alternative to other means of storing your data (USB sticks, CDs, DVDs, etc). There are many good services with lots of compelling features, so I decided to list only those that focus on file storage and also have free account option.
|Storage Websites||Free Account||Drag’n Drop||File size or Bandwidth limit||Save direct to server||Sharing option||Read from server||Auto Synchr.|
|AllMyData(win XP/2000)||1GB free(when you share with 10 Gb your space)||Yes||unlimited||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Box.net||upto 1 GB||Yes||1Gb per file / upto 50GB per month||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|eSnips (discontinued)||upto 1 GB||No||unlimited||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Freepository||upto 300 MB||No||unlimited||No||Yes||No||No|
|upto 25 GB||No||25 per file / upto 500GB per month||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Xdrive (acquired by AOL)||upto 5 GB||Yes||unlimited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mofile (discontinued)||upto 1 GB||No||unlimited||No||Yes||Yes||?|
||upto 2 GB||No||unlimited||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Omnidrive||upto 1 GB||Yes||unlimited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Openomy (discontinued)||upto 1 GB||No||unlimited||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Dropboks (discontinued)||upto 1 GB||No||50 MB per file / no info on bandwidth||No||No||No||No|
In case you have something to add here, feel free to add it in comments or contact me directly so I can add it to the table.
Cheers…and my regards to TechCrunch that was source of inspiration for this article.