SugarSync Turns Bitter Towards Freeloaders, Going Paid-Only in February 2014

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a_galli

Cubby is a valid alternative, it really allows choosing folders, then, on the other device, it asks for merge or add the folder, like sugarsync.
Same policy; 5 Gb plus one Gb for each friend you bring to Cubby.
Please, use my invitation link https://cub.by/i/01_AfOwOP8AVzn

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bezerkus

Nothing is free forever, only until we've completely abandoned our home-grown solutions and you have no other choice. It's coming, all that convenience will cost us eventually. Just waiting until my 30 GB dropbox stops being free.

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kixofmyg0t

Or I can stick to the 50GB of Google Drive space I get for the lifetime of my DROID Ultra....for free.

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Renegade Knight

Meh.

Until their prices cost me less than buying my own drives they have nothing to offer.

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SCSA420

Who cares just buy a big 3 TB Hard Drive and use KAT and TPB and problem solved

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Mikey109105

LOL, I've been doing that for years!

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RICHARD RIDDICK

Exactly, that is what i did.

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RICHARD RIDDICK

You can buy back up storage drives much cheaper. Why would you pay more for less.

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jbitzer

Dropbox, Google, Apple, MS, not viable you say? Someone better tell them!!!

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Bucket_Monster

"There are many companies in this space that are giving away free storage, however, most of these companies will not be viable"

I have a hard time believing similar services such as Dropbox will all start dropping their free storage. This is either PR speak because they want to milk money or they aren't getting enough money from lack of subscriptions so they are going to try going subscription only. I think these people using the free storage will be more likely to dump SugarSync in favor of the other existing free services instead of simply buying a SugarSync subscription.

Every business exists to make money, but I doubt free cloud storage is going extinct.

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PCLinuxguy

Agreed. The 30 day free trial isn't always the best way to get new customers, and people are more likely to stick with free, even if it has Ads to support it if the service is worth it.