Categories Asides Web Storage Sites Post author By Matt Post date June 25, 2007 12 Comments on Web Storage Sites Web storage sites loom as next big thing says CNET… in 1999. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related Tags CNET, ancient, geekhumor ← Non-Blog WordPress → Japan Meetup 12 replies on “Web Storage Sites” That’s funny. I remember the excitement of the 3G Winamp locker and the (I think it was) 20MB X-Drive for free. I also remember when it went away (at least for free). And now, its WordPress and Facebook. Who’da thunkit? I don’t know if its the “next big thing” but it certainly could be. I just zip up my pictures and files I dont want to lose and upload them to my web host. It’s a good way to protect all those movies and files and pictures if a fire or whatever should destroy my computer. Amusing. Most people I know use gmail if they quickly want to dump some documents or files online for further usage later on. Heh. I remember those. Xdrive and the like. Used almost exclusively for warez, which is presumably why they never went anywhere. …wow, come to think of it, I remember getting annoyed when one of them wouldn’t work with my preferred browser at the time. Netscape 4. Did we actually have computers back then? – Chris i remember xdrive! but i was on dial up then … uploading anything on dial up.. no way… I don’t think anyone likes a thin client so why did CNET think web storage would fly? They are under pressure I guess like any publisher to print something. I think some of the (kind of “shadowy”) people behind X-Drive was the original creators of MySpace. But I can be mistaken… Using the free version of xdrive. It’s 5 gigs with an upgrade to 50 gigs. I um, use it for sending large files to clients. Yeah, that’s right. 😉 Agreed about X-Drive! 😀 I remember thinking ‘WOW, 20mbs online!’ being a big deal at the time.There were a few I used at the time, and then suddenly they all started becoming fee-based(or disappearing) 20 megs was epic, i remember trading up from a geocities account that had 2mb of storage – to send my friends… uh.. media. Box.NET is my favorite… It’s a little more than some places, but has a free 1gb trial and is LOADED with features! It’s very easy to use and has multiple interfaces to manage your files (Flash Widget, browser, etc). I think they are even testing WebDAV access to it, and hopefully it’ll be faster than .Mac’s WebDAV capabilities, which I remember (when I used it 2 years ago) was dirt slow. I stand corrected. You can not upgrade currently over at xdrive. Comes back with an error. Has for a couple of days now. Comments are closed.