UPDATE: Nov 1, 2014:
Bitcasa changed their value proposition and is no longer something I can recommend. Many issues including bad migration management and very BAD customer service. See my updated on this here
Original post: August 2013:
After using Bitcasa for a couple of months, I am all in! The hardest part ? Letting go of others…
Based on a couple of past articles on the cloud storage topic, you know I have been looking for a a solution to help me store files on the cloud. Although file-sync services (Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive. etc) have a place, I just want to use a normal drive letter and have it point to my storage location, and use it like a normal drive…
My process (so far)
Like most, I signed up for the free version which allows 10Gb, and tool it for a test drive. I a have fast speed internet, so it took just a couple of hours to upload some of the files I wanted to test… Documents, Photos, Movies, and fill it up..
I also created a folder that I want to auto-sync across computers (laptop, desktop)
Then I added the client to several computers, and my tablet (Apple & Android) devices, and started to use it in every day live, trying to rely on Bitcasa only
Well you know! I signed up for the Premium version and am all in! 🙂
Observations along the way:
- The initial data load and consolidation of my data took a couple of days, but it was fairly painless and surprisingly fast..
- Side note: I had tried to do the same with my amazon S3 account in the past, but after a weekend, I cancelled the transfer, and was always worried about gets, puts and traffic charges