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online file storage?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Zack Morris, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    are there online file lockers or places where I could temporarily store 30+ gigs of media files online while I reformat my hard drive?

    The thing is I have a massive amount of mp3's, movies, and photo's I want/need to keep but my computer is in DESPERATE need of a reformat and there is no way I can afford asecond hard drive on my current budget. I have thaught about partitioning my hard drive for these fies but it seems kinda risky fromt he pople I have tlaked to. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.

    <3,
    Zack Morris
     
  2. seppuku

    seppuku Member

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  3. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    yeah, you can store it............












































































































    IN MY PANTS!!!!
     
  4. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    ^^^^whats the address?

    ;)

    actually while looking on ebay I found a few 40 gig external drives for about 40-50 bones so I might just hit one of those up. But if anyone knows of good online storage services that can take my "heavy load" then let me know.
     
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    http://www.downtownabc.com
     
  6. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    actually there is such a service, the one i'm thinking of costs money though. how fast is your connection? have you thought about getting some CD-Rs?
     
  7. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,858 Likes Received: 24

    For 30 gigs? Surely you meant DVD-Rs.

    Zack, go to www.pricewatch.com, they got the deal deal on computer shit. For instance, they got a EIDE Western Digital 7200 RPM 80.0GB for $44 w/free shipping.
     
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    yes, good point

    also, there are programs that make an image file out of your hard drive, you can use it to copy a hard drive, the one i use is called Acronis Trueimage, 21 gigs make a 14 gig image file
     
  9. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    If you want an external hard drive you can do a budget job of getting one of these ide to usb convertors and just using a hard drive out of an old pc or buying a small one (less than 10gb) on ebay.. Yep I know you got to lump it around and it isn't pretty, but it is an incredibly cheap way to sort yourself out.

    Alternatively the gmail hack someone linked to above rocks.
     
  10. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    isn't that gmail storage thing only for 1GB of space though?

    i would recommend going to pricewatch.com like Seldoon said... i put together my entire computer with parts i bought from the distributors listed on that site, there are some good deals.
     
  11. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    buy a firewire hard drive... load shit on it... reformat computer... load stuff back on computer... erase firewire drive... return firewire drive...
     
  12. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 25, 2000 Messages: 4,246 Likes Received: 71
    Putting gigs of your information on the internets is not a good idea.
    Online file storage, Xdrive for example, is for people who don't know any better.
    You'd have to pay a monthly fee for X amount of gigabytes of storage. You could instead pay for an attached solution for more up front, but it would cost less in the long run. Plus you can transfer the data @ 400+ mbps, depending on interface, rather than 1.5mbps or whatever your internets connection is rated at.

    b0b brought up a very good value solution. You can purchase a 3.5" or 5.25" external drive enclosure (FireWire and/or USB 2.0) for anywhere from $30~$60, depending where you look. Then you can buy the appropriately sized hard drive. For instance, a 20GB plus enclosure might run you an estimated cost of about $70. You can add the largest internal IDE harddrive available on the market since an external enlosure helps bypass the whole retarded 48bit addressing problem with Windows. Another thing is that this solution is exactly the same as buying a Maxtor/WD/Seagate/AcomData external drive, except they make their own enclosures and it's a fraction of the cost...
     
  13. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    the thing is I only really NEED this hard drive for a day or two to store stuff I don't want erased while I reformat my hard drive. Though while talking to a friend of mine he put the idea in y head that I should just get another hard drive to keep and use it specifically for storing my media on and downloaded files and keep my o/s and important system files on a seperate hard drive.

    and after my little look through pricewatch.com I think I might able to work this solution into my budget. I found a case and a 160 gig hard drive for a little under $100. It will be a few weeks before I can get this, but I feel it will probably be a better investment in the long run. Plus after I finally get this reformat done I can look at the internet and listen to mp3's at the same time without them skipping every 30 seconds.

    seldoon thanks for dropping the pricewatch knowledge though. I got bored and looked through it and found out htat I could build myself a pretty bad ass machine with more power than I will ever even need for $661 = shipping costs. Thats less than I paid for this peice of shit.
     
  14. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    actually, are you sure it's a reformat you need? with the mp3s skipping, it might be your RAM, or maybe CPU
     
  15. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    well its didn't used to do this. Plus the computer lags a bit.

    I just upped my ram to 512 megs sd so there is no way its ram

    and I am running a 1.1 ghz AMD

    It didn't start doing this until about 6-8 months ago. And I never had this problem with my older/slower machines. I have a 500 mhz with 128 megs ram in my basement that you can surf the net on and listen to mp3's with no problems.

    I also keep getting a virtual memory too low error message about every 12 hours. I am basically blaming all the problems on the fact that windows is nothing but flawed in all ways.
     
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