Bitcasa is where you should be storing your sound libraries.
For as long as I’ve started compiling a sound library, I’ve been paranoid about losing it. I have a 2TB drive stuffed with libraries, samples, and field recordings, and if I lose it, I lose everything. I’ve thought about getting another one and mirroring it, but I know I’m going to outgrow 2TB soon. I’ve looked into NAS enclosures, but getting one large enough to let me continue to grow as well as keep a redundant copy would run $1500+. And then it’s still vulnerable to home disasters or break-ins.
Enter Bitcasa: Unlimited cloud storage, $100/year.
I’ve never done product plugs, but this is a dream come true. $100 a year for unlimited storage? That’s less than what I paid for hard drives the last few years, and this one is invincible. It does all the smart things: triple-redundant, desktop utility that backs up new files as they come in, drive mirroring, mobile apps and more.
The one downside is that it is a bit slow, so I consider this an archive solution, not your Dropbox/Gobbler replacement. It took me about a month to upload my 2TB of sound files (though I was only running Bitcasa at night because I was actually working off the drive during the day). That might seem like an unreasonable amount of time, but this IS almost 2TB of data we’re talking about. I haven’t tried pulling down any large amount of data yet, so I can’t speak to how fast you’d be able to be up and running if some calamity did befall you. But you WILL get up and running.
While it’s getting going, Bitcasa is $69 a year, but if you look closely for the “enter promo code” button when you sign up and enter “BETATHANKS” you can get your first year for $50.