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Old 06-20-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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It seems that the cloud is becaoming bigger. Most people only use computers to access the internet. What's the purpose of having a hard drive when you can access all of your photos, MP3s, and documents through cloud?


Can our current internet infrastructure handle cloud? What about gaming?
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Sure, when I have a 6GB/sec symmetric Internet connection (with no bandwidth cap) that reaches every corner of the globe with no chance of a provider suddenly deciding for whatever reason to delete or suspend my account (along with all my data) without recourse.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Sure, when I have a 6GB/sec symmetric Internet connection (with no bandwidth cap) that reaches every corner of the globe with no chance of a provider suddenly deciding for whatever reason to delete or suspend my account (along with all my data) without recourse.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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It seems that the cloud is becaoming bigger. Most people only use computers to access the internet. What's the purpose of having a hard drive when you can access all of your photos, MP3s, and documents through cloud?


Can our current internet infrastructure handle cloud? What about gaming?
If you're ready to turn over everything you hold precious and the keys to your car to an unknown roommate then the cloud will be cool. Til then, don't reuse toilet paper.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Sure, when I have a 6GB/sec symmetric Internet connection (with no bandwidth cap) that reaches every corner of the globe with no chance of a provider suddenly deciding for whatever reason to delete or suspend my account (along with all my data) without recourse.
Right-O!

I'll have my own personal cloud before I give up my hard drives.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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The cloud runs off of hard drives, so no.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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For the everyday consumer; Never.

If we couldn't get them to do backups for the past 30 years to tape drives/CDs/DVDs/etc, why would we think they would store their data in a server away from their home. We've had the technology for over a decade under numerous names and the common everyday person does not want to do it.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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For the everyday consumer; Never.

If we couldn't get them to do backups for the past 30 years to tape drives/CDs/DVDs/etc, why would we think they would store their data in a server away from their home. We've had the technology for over a decade under numerous names and the common everyday person does not want to do it.
I actually think that hard drives are dying for the everyday consumer. I mean today you'll have SSDs in laptops... and soon it will be the norm in desktops. This along with increasing sizes of SSDs and cloud storage, will probably reduce hard drive usage going forward.b
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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Only a moron would put all of their personal data on a cloud out of their control. Would you put your tax documents on a cloud server?
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:56 PM
 
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Before using any cloud service for data storage I'll sit back and wait to see the bandwidth caps the ISP's will use.
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