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29 JULY 2020

Boxcryptor - encrypting files in the cloud made easy

Cloud storage providers usually secure their servers with their own security methods. But that doesn't mean they are 100% safe. If you have company data or private content in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or in a [...]
18. February 2020

pCloud offer: 2 TB cloud storage, lifetime with one-off payment

Most cloud storage providers charge a subscription price to bring their service to users. The pCloud service is now taking a different approach and offers a lifetime offer in addition to monthly or annual subscriptions. Thereby 2 TB [...]
7. February 2019

pCloud test - cloud storage with encryption and auto-uploads

If one of the storage devices on the iPhone runs out or space is required on the Mac hard drive, cloud storage can be the right alternative to external hard drives, DVD-RWs and USB sticks. A provider of cloud storage space that, in addition to [...]
28 December 2017

CloudMounter - Google Drive, Backblaze, Dropbox, and more than drives

The macOS app CloudMounter is free software with which you can manage, encrypt and use your cloud storage with each other. Whether Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Backblaze, Amazon S3,,, Microsoft Cloud Germany (, various FTP, FTPS, [...]
8. November 2017
The best hard drives 2017 Q3 - 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB

Statistics of the best hard drives from Backblaze Q3 / 2017

Backblaze, a provider of online backups, publishes quarterly statistics on the hard drives used. The storage facilities are getting bigger and bigger, but also more and more reliable thanks to constantly updated checks as well as replacement and maintenance. Most recently, the online backup service provider [...]
11. September 2017

Hard drive failure statistics from Backblaze Q2 / 2017

Anyone who visits more often or who has subscribed to the newsletter for a long time knows that the hard drive failure statistics from the backup service Backblaze are regularly scrutinized here. Last year I got a [...]