Generations Of Cloud Storage
Optical disc drive
Flash Drive / Pen Drive
These drives are in a very small size that anyone could easily keep in a pocket or wear it like a locket. These drives are very compact and sometimes we call it Pen Drive because it could be easily fitted in a pen. No one was able to figure out if it was a storage device or a pen. Off course, these drives have some good and bad properties. These drives can store hundreds of GBs of data in a device which is smaller than your smallest finger. These drives have a longer life than Optical Discs.
One bad thing about Flash drives is that they are easy to loose because of their size. They are small and you can easily misplace them. Once you have lost them you have lost your data. Another solution for storing the data is External Hard drives.
External Hard Drives
SSD (Solid State Drive)
Solid State drives can store data with up to 6GB per second blazing fast speed. You can use them in desktop and laptops and they can make your computer faster than ever. Due to speed, they are famous and they are small in size too. The biggest problem with SSD is that they are very expensive. I am using a 256 GB SSD in my laptop and it cost me approximately $150 a year ago. But the cost is down a little bit now.
All of these solutions for storing the data are offline. You have another way of storing the data which is online.
Online Data Storage
We all have been visiting so many websites and they provide us with a lot of useful information. These websites are made of web pages and we all know every web page has a size. It requires some space to save them. These web pages are saved on online servers and are accessible 24*7. Just like websites, our personal data can be saved online too. Nowadays we have so many cloud storage services that provide upto 50GB free cloud storage. Here are a couple of them.
OneDrive is a cloud service provided by Microsoft, formerly known as Skydrive. Just like Google Microsoft also does not need any introduction. Microsoft used to provide 15GB of free space but recently they have reduced the storage. Now it is just 5GB. In case you would like to subscribe with OneDrive please click here.Note – OneDrive does not have any Linux client.
In my opinion, online storage is safer than anything else. You do not have to be worried about losing the data and you can start taking benefit of free storage. I hope this article help you by selecting your a reliable and faster storage for you. Please give us your opinion in the comment section below. Thank you! Have a good one!