Mozy No More

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Well my month long experiment of the Mozy service is concluded. Over the course of about a week I was able to upload a lot of my document files and my 10gb iPhoto library. The thought of spending a month uploading my 40gb iTunes library makes my brain hurt. I can see the benefit of online storage but I’m not sold. Instead of renewing I spent $80 on a USB hard drive that I keep in a secure location away from my home.

Mozy in summary:

Pros:

1. $5 a month, unlimited storage

2. Offsite

3. Presumably Secure Services

Cons:

1. SSSLLLOOOWWWWW Upload (1 week for 12gb)

2. How secure is my personal data once I send it out into the ether?

5 Comments Mozy No More

  1. darrell@eisenworks.com

    > SSSLLLOOOWWWWW Upload (1 week for 12gb)

    I have a slightly different perspective: 1) How long did it take you to accumulate the 12 gb of precious data? 2) Why do you care? Were you, like, waiting around for it to finish, or something? This shouldn’t be compared to uploading files, where you do, in fact, worry about the speed. One reason they go slow is to avoid stealing all your bandwidth for that much data.

    > How secure is my personal data once I send it out into the ether?

    At least as secure, I would suggest, as sitting on a hard disk in your house. The whole idea of offsite storage is security. If Mozy slips, they won’t be in business long, and I know they just got a very large contract.

    Reply
  2. darrell@eisenworks.com

    > SSSLLLOOOWWWWW Upload (1 week for 12gb)

    I have a slightly different perspective: 1) How long did it take you to accumulate the 12 gb of precious data? 2) Why do you care? Were you, like, waiting around for it to finish, or something? This shouldn’t be compared to uploading files, where you do, in fact, worry about the speed. One reason they go slow is to avoid stealing all your bandwidth for that much data.

    > How secure is my personal data once I send it out into the ether?

    At least as secure, I would suggest, as sitting on a hard disk in your house. The whole idea of offsite storage is security. If Mozy slips, they won’t be in business long, and I know they just got a very large contract.

    Reply
  3. darrell@eisenworks.com

    > SSSLLLOOOWWWWW Upload (1 week for 12gb)

    I have a slightly different perspective: 1) How long did it take you to accumulate the 12 gb of precious data? 2) Why do you care? Were you, like, waiting around for it to finish, or something? This shouldn’t be compared to uploading files, where you do, in fact, worry about the speed. One reason they go slow is to avoid stealing all your bandwidth for that much data.

    > How secure is my personal data once I send it out into the ether?

    At least as secure, I would suggest, as sitting on a hard disk in your house. The whole idea of offsite storage is security. If Mozy slips, they won’t be in business long, and I know they just got a very large contract.

    Reply
  4. darrell@eisenworks.com

    > SSSLLLOOOWWWWW Upload (1 week for 12gb)

    I have a slightly different perspective: 1) How long did it take you to accumulate the 12 gb of precious data? 2) Why do you care? Were you, like, waiting around for it to finish, or something? This shouldn’t be compared to uploading files, where you do, in fact, worry about the speed. One reason they go slow is to avoid stealing all your bandwidth for that much data.

    > How secure is my personal data once I send it out into the ether?

    At least as secure, I would suggest, as sitting on a hard disk in your house. The whole idea of offsite storage is security. If Mozy slips, they won’t be in business long, and I know they just got a very large contract.

    Reply
  5. darrell@eisenworks.com

    > SSSLLLOOOWWWWW Upload (1 week for 12gb)

    I have a slightly different perspective: 1) How long did it take you to accumulate the 12 gb of precious data? 2) Why do you care? Were you, like, waiting around for it to finish, or something? This shouldn’t be compared to uploading files, where you do, in fact, worry about the speed. One reason they go slow is to avoid stealing all your bandwidth for that much data.

    > How secure is my personal data once I send it out into the ether?

    At least as secure, I would suggest, as sitting on a hard disk in your house. The whole idea of offsite storage is security. If Mozy slips, they won’t be in business long, and I know they just got a very large contract.

    Reply

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