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Unlimited online storage $45 for two years. Too good to be true? Probably.

OLScs

Actually this site offers unlimited free storage, with some restrictions. I signed up for the paid plan at $45 for two years. Not only is it cheap, but the features are amazing:

  • Dedicated IP address
  • Lots of connectivity options:
    • Automated backup software
    • SSH / SCP / SFTP
    • Rsync
    • Network drive
  • Streaming media
  • Unlimited user accounts
  • Public links for sharing
  • User and group file sharing
  • Webhosting
  • MySQL server
  • Mobile app

You know what they say about things that are too good to be true. I'll let you know.

Follow-up #1

At least 10 or more people have had a bad enough experience with this company to complain online at RipoffReport, and Dalino Pianini wrote How OLScs Lost My Data on his blog. There are a couple of positive, and many negative reviews at photo.net.and Webutation.

The main concerns of the reports are:

  • Customer service that is slow, non-responsive, and rude
  • Unrecoverable data loss
  • High downtime
  • Differing definitions of unlimited

Since I only signed up to add extra redundancy to my backups, I'm debating whether to see if I have a different experience, or if they will honour their 45-day money-back guarantee.

Follow-up #2

The main reason I was drawn to this service was the features, in particular the support for standard protocols like SSH, SCP, SFTP, and Rsync. The software that this site uses is ownCloud. This open-source do-your-own-cloud software is absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a storage provider, I strongly recommend finding a reputable company that uses this software. Alternately, if you have your own server, or want to spin one up on EC2 or another cloud provider, this software would be perfect.

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