Cloud Engines, the company behind the Pogoplug DIY cloud gadgets, today launched an online storage service that doesn't require hardware at home. Pogoplug Cloud is a Dropbox-style service: you get 5GB of online storage space for free, but you can expand that to 50GB or 100GB for $10 (£6) and $20 (£13) a month, respectively. That …
Doesn't add up...
"Pogoplug Cloud is a Dropbox-style service: you get 5GB of online storage space for free, but you can expand that to 50GB or 100GB for $10 (£6) and $20 (£13) a month, respectively. That's what Dropbox charges, and is rather better value than Apple is offering with iCloud: £70 a year for 55GB."
50GB for £6 per mo = £1.44 per GB per year
55GB for £70 per yr = £1.27 per GB per year
So Apple's offering is actually better value (who'da thunk it?) if your figures are correct.
or you could always...
just use Windows Live SkyDrive at 25GB competitively priced at, er, free.
Honestly, why is anyone paying for cloud storage below 25GB? It makes no sense at all.
err, £6/month(£72/year) for 50Gb is better value than £70/year(£5.84/month) for 55Gb in what universe?
Apple's icloud costs £5.88 a month for 55GB how is that " rather better value" than £6 a month for pogoplugs 50GB? Someone at the reg needs to do GCSE maths!
Way better options
There are lots of free services. If you want more reliability, Google Docs is hard to beat:
20G for $5 per year
80G for $20 per year
all the way to 1TB.http://www.reghardware.com/Design/graphics/icons/comment/go_32.png
Just use a sync app like the free syncdocs.com to morph Google Docs into a drive.
Apple's iCloud still has Steve Jobs' reality distortion field aroun the pricing.
Forget the storage...
... I'd like to be able to put my dirty mitts on a coupe plug units without doubling their price in shipping costs!
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