For the last few years the words cloud storage, online backup, PC backup and file storage have been bandied about all over the place, ‘the best ways to backup your files’ you’ll have heard people say. But what do you do if you still aren’t sure?
That’s easy, you do two things. Firstly you consult a review site like this one to see what our team have to say about each provider and which ones our customer reviews rank in the top ten. You then make an assessment of how much file storage you need and look into those which fit your budget, offering the storage requirements you need. Most desktop storage providers offer free trials of their product so you can get to grips with its features and functions before signing up to a monthly or yearly subscription package. Free trials are a great way to know and understand your provider, so we suggest you take advantage of those on offer.
Do they offer file syncing? file versioning? automated backups? and high levels of encryption? These are things you need to check for.
High levels of encryption will keep your files safe. 128 bit SSL is the standard so anything above that will be more than enough to protect your files.
File versioning will keep up to 5 versions of the same files backed up in case at any point you wish to return to a previous version. This feature is great if you are working on a lengthy project or piece of work which may take various twists and turns before reaching its conclusion.
File syncing is imperative if you have multiple devices you are looking to backup to the cloud. This feature will also allow you to sync the work you do on multiple devices to the same cloud and in return download them to any of your internet ready devices.
Automated backups make desktop storage effortless. On installation you can set your cloud storage provider to automatically backup your devices to a frequency of your choice. This means that not only is desktop storage easy, it is also forgettable.
If you are looking to incorporate desktop storage into your life then we suggest you try before you buy.