Data Storage

Public Data Storage

I store information about myself publicly for many reasons, one because I want to build relationships. While in person can be the most effect way to do this, that is not always the best option (like when we on are the other side of the world or in another reality).

I provide my information to allow you to get to know me even if you don't have access to me in person. This is me, this is my data, this is who I am and aim to be.

Private Data Storage Systems

I store information about myself privately for many reasons.

  • To be more efficient
  • For work
  • To save for later
  • For memories
  • For my future AI

Things I consider when picking data storage

  1. Accessibility
    1. Speed
    2. Devices
  2. Time investment
    1. Setup
    2. Management
    3. Use
    4. Organization
  3. Cost
  4. Reliability
    1. Quality
    2. Centralization
  5. Security

Currently in use

Private Hard drives

My Passport - ~$100usd for 4TB

Google

Google Photos - unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution.

Google Drive - $1.99 per month for 100GB


Startups

Backup Blaze - $10 per month per device


GitHub

Pro $7 per month

Other options

Microsoft

OneDrive - $1.99 per month for 50GB


Startups

Dropbox - $9.99 per month for $100GB


Amazon

AWS Glacier - Significantly cheaper ($0.004 per GB / Month + retrieval). This is a technical setup I have yet to implement myself.

AWS S3 - $2.3 per month per 100GB

More options that look interesting, found by TechRadar I have yet to look into.