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Old 02-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Box.com Free 50 GB Cloud

Don't know if this counts as a hot deal, but box.com is giving out 50 GB space for free. The caveat is 250 MB single file size limit but afaik all the major cloud services have such limits. If you happen to have lots of small files that are not very sensitive it's an OK deal I suppose.

https://www.box.com/signup/o/dell_50gb_give_get

Originally from slickdeals.

Edit: There is another caveat - 10 GB monthly shared bandwidth limit. Not sure if it's worth a hot deal title at this point. Please close the thread if it doesn't deserve it.

https://support.box.com/entries/22901768

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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It won't accept my custom email address at e4ward to sign up. They also require you give them your phone number.

Edit: I suppose they don't want you to create multiple accounts with disposable addressees.

How is Box compared to Drop box besides then bigger storage? Does it have a Linux client? Is it integrated I many apps? Drop box seemed to be the gold standard and is supported by many many apps.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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Edit: There is another caveat - 10 GB monthly shared bandwidth limit. Not sure if it's worth a hot deal title at this point. Please close the thread if it doesn't deserve it.

https://support.box.com/entries/22901768
So if you have 20 gigs to back up it will require 2 months?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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This will probably be moved to the "Free Stuff" forum.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #5
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250 is a little better. they used to offer 50gb free but castrated it with 100mb max uploads
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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bah, no linux client, that kills it for me
https://support.box.com/entries/21546216-Linux-Sync-
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:45 AM   #7
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Just make sure you encrypt that data!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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Well, I'm the one who posted the OP, but have a question for any Box.com/Box.net user (didn't know they're the same): Can you get around the 250 MB file size limit by installing desktop client? I know it's possible with some clients such as Google Drive.
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They also require you give them your phone number.
FYI, I entered a mexican restaurant number and it did not complain. ^^
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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Hmmm this may work for backing up my pictures...
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Hmmm this may work for backing up my pictures...
I was thinking the same thing.

If we were to use this to back up pictures, what might be the most secure way of leaving personal photos in the cloud?
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I was thinking the same thing.

If we were to use this to back up pictures, what might be the most secure way of leaving personal photos in the cloud?
The problem with that is the 10 GB monthly transfer limit. If you ever needed to restore all the pictures from the cloud drive once you fill it up, you're gonna have problems with the share links.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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Sweat, my Z10 is supposed to come with a 10 GB. But I can get 50?!?!?! Allllll right!
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