I’ve purchased a lot of external storage devices over the last 30 years, and the one brand I keep turning back to for future purchases is Western Digital. I’ve had rotten experiences with LaCie and Iomega in the past and, to date, I have yet to experience any sort of hardware failure — or glitch, or even momentary pause — with a Western Digital drive, and I’m hard on my storage devices. In fact, I’ve never NOT had a LaCie drive either be dead-on-arrive or die within two weeks of setting up the device. I run my HDDs 24/7/365 and I not only expect them to work, but to thrive in all hostile environments.
Cloud Drive storage is big business. I’m huge into hanging all my junk in the cloud. I really like Google Drive and I also have backups to my Google Drive on SkyDrive and Amazon Cloud Drive. The Amazon Cloud Drive is a much better service today than it was a year ago. On my Mac, I can seamlessly upload all my iPhoto images with one click:
This is my third Google Drive article in as many days, and I can’t help writing about the cloud storage service because I have been waiting so long for it to become a reality. Last night, I did what I hoped I wouldn’t have to do for a long while: I gave up my 80 gigs at $20 a year deal for 200 gigs for $9.99 a month! Yes, I upgraded to a Google Drive is that four times larger than the available space on my MacBook Air SSD!