I'm guessing this is just a typo...
In the DH Panel, DreamObjects tree node, Account Management, under Plans we see "3 Cent Special Pricing", which I now have as one of the lucky few to click the link.
Right next to that it says "Upcoming Plan" and a tooltip says "Your plan is being downgraded in 30 days". But the email (really annoying Monthly Newslettery) and the DH home page say "[color=#FF0000]And that pricing? It'll remain in effect for-ev-er![/color]"
I'm assuming the panel just isn't up on the latest management insanity?
And for those who miss that special, it only goes up another penny for the next lucky clickers.
But everywhere else it shows 7cents/GB. Will DH confirm this (.03/GB/month)*forever?
For reference, other storage services have nice automated backup services, multiple data centers, military-grade encryption, etc - for anywhere from 20-50+ cents/month. At 3cents this is a hella deal.
But with this 3cent special, what happens when we go over 100GB?
My only problem is that I have a couple TB of archive data that I'd like to offload from my primary office systems. Frankly, at the scale I'm talking about I'd rather use this service for low-end stuff, and buy a couple 1, 2, or 3TB drives, then given them to friends in different parts of the country to hold in case my office burns down. The one-time cost for that would be equivalent to what we spend on cloud storage every month.
Am I not doing my math right? Any thoughts on strategies related to using DH/DO for this kind of storage?
And no, I haven't forgotten that DH also generously offers 50GB of free backup storage on all accounts. Can anyone tell us how many copies of that 50GB space there are, and what happens if that space fails? In other words, how reliable are the backups for our backup space?