free web hard drives
Free Web Harddrive Roundup
There was a time
when we relied on a thing called a floppy disk, Remember those square plastic
things that you stick into the slot on the front of your computer? These days,
however, people are finding that floppy disks just don't cut it anymore. Many
files are bigger than the 1.44 MB that fits on a floppy, and disks have a tendency
to be damaged, erased, or even lost. Now that the whole world is wired, accessing
files has never been easier. There are tons of websites offering free harddisk
space, to store, back up, and share your files. How much space can you get?
Which one is the best? Read on, we'll tell you.
is one of the better known sites for free space. This one starts you of with
25MB of space just for signing up. You can get more space easily though. Take
5 minutes to fill out a couple surveys and suddenly you have 45 MB of space
to play with. The more friends you sign up, the higher that number goes. They
do send you periodic emails which tend to be annoying if you hate spam as much
as I do. Driveway.com, however, is reliable, and easy to use
is one of the best sites out there for webspace. Not only does it not set a
limit on how much space you can use (that's right& I said unlimited space) but
it also allows you to play your videos, or mp3s, with out downloading them to
your computer first. This site also lets you share files and offers a variety
of other options such as creating an online photo album. But the unlimited space
is hard to beat.
site that allows you to remotely play your music is X-drive.com. It limits you
to 100 MB though, so if you are talking in mp3, that's between 20 and 30 songs.
As a side note, xdrive.com looks very cartoonish, and almost gives me a headache
if I look at it long enough. Again, the ability to play files is a plus, but
i-drive does the same, and doesn't limit your space.
all purpose website not only offers 500 MB of free space, but also free webhosting,
email, and a variety of other services. With xoom.com you can browse through
certain shared files of other users, and download the ones you like including
graphics, videos, and music. Xoom.com offers a variety of services and products,
some of which are worth taking advantage of.
And the winner
When you think
about it all, you can't beat unlimited space AND the ability to use your files
with out downloading. I-drive.com is the only site I've found that offers both
of those options. At the same time, it is pretty simple to use, and is nice
to look at. With most of these sites, it is possible to set up a web folder
on your desktop. Instead of loading your browser and going to that site, up/downloading
a file can be as simple as clicking an icon.
There are a lot
more free space sites out there including www.filesanywhere.com,
and a bunch of others. So look around, but I still say that i-drive is really
hard to beat.