I'm sick and tired of corrupt memory sticks and external drives leading to lost data.
I use my own laptop for personal and business use, while me wife uses two laptops for both business and personal.
What I'm trying to find is an online virtual drive that will appear in 'My Computer' as any other drive would and will allow direct access of the files within it (ie, not through a web browser). I also want to be able to batch the contents so that if I want to delete a folder, I don't have to individually delete the 100 files within it first! I also want all three laptops to be able to access the same drive.
The other issue is that my laptop has a measly 50GB harddrive, so I need to be able to access the contents of the virtual drive without it trying to sync the contents to my laptop and overloading the drive here.
The closest thing I've found up to now appears to be Livedrive, but it doesn't allow batch processing of files and relies on a web browser.
Am I asking too much? Am I barking up the wrong tree and there is a completely different that I should put in place?
If you think you need to pay $50 per month for the service you require on Dropbox that would indicate you want up to 500 Gig of storage. Unless you have a very fast internet connection, both upload and download, you will be looking at quite a slow service.
Most internet connection speeds are asymmetrical with the upload speed being about a tenth to a fifth of the download speed. Uploading your initial batch of data could take a very long time.