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Both Bitcasa Drive and are shutting down in May. These aren’t the first cloud storage services to shut down and leave their users hanging, and they likely won’t be the last. If you’re wondering where you should put your data after they’ve closed, you’ll be happy to know that there are many suitable alternatives to these services.

Free Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage is all the rage. If you want to upload a school or work document, or share a simple family photo album, there’s no need to spend money on an expensive paid service. Most people don’t need terabytes of storage to sync and share files. Many cloud services can fit your needs, with a cost of zero.

Cloud backup appsBacking up your data is important for any iPhone user. This can be done using iTunes and iCloud. iTunes handles the local backups, and iCloud handles the cloud backups. However, not everyone wants to use iCloud, due to concerns about the privacy of data stored on Apple’s servers. It can also be easier to use the same service to back up iOS devices that you use to back up desktop computers, and iCloud doesn’t support Linux or Android.

MEGA vs DropboxMEGA and Dropbox are cloud storage services that let you access your files anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

They both have similar features, such as file sharing and synchronization.  MEGA is a bit new to to the cloud storage industry, having been launched in January 2013.  Dropbox has been in business since 2008, giving it a 5 year lead.

Which should you choose to store and share your files?  I’ll take a look at these two services in this head-to-head comparison.