I'm helping a recently widowed neighbour who is a Telecom customer. She has about 350 GB of photos and videos, which have become precious. They're backed up to an external hard drive, but putting the lot on Flickr, which offers 1 TB free, seems a good idea.
I contacted Telecom about it, but the response I consider impractical.
There is only one way to upload to a Cloud based storage system, and that is via a broadband connection.
Yes it will take a while to upload all the data but I'm sure it is not imperative that it is all uploaded immediately. You may also find that many of the images can be compressed or resized to reduce the overall amount of data to be transferred. There is also the option to change broadband plans for a couple of months to allow for the transfer of the data, then revert back to the original plan. A third option is to take the hard drive to a friend's or relative's house who has access to a larger plan on a faster connection - naturally you would need to discuss that with them first.
She has a 40 GB per month data cap. We'd be at it for a year or so.
I was kinda hoping for a service where I could take along a hard drive to some place with a fat pipe, and maybe leave it to upload at off-peak times. Any Ideas?
Regards, and TIA, John Little