Daily Deal: Dripbit Online Backup Lifetime Subscription

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There’s such a feeling of helplessness mixed with anger when one of your devices crashes or is lost. All of those files and photos are gone in a second unless you’ve remembered to back them up somewhere. Today’s deal of 88% off of Dripbit Online Backup’s Lifetime Subscription could be a handy service to have. You’ll be signed up for the “Just Right” plan of 1TB of cloud storage that can be shared across 5 computers with top-notch firewalls and AWS 256 encryption. You will have access to the files you need anytime with any web browser (or app) and can even stream music and movies straight from the cloud to save space on your computer. This deal ends soon, so head on over to the store today.

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James Burkhardt (profile) says:

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Well, not after the 88% discount. Actually, my biggest question was how they could afford to offer a “lifetime’ subscription so cheap. I could chew through that in bandwidth costs in a relatively short time if I am being allowed to stream data from their servers. Hell, I question whether its sustainable for $500.

Anonymous Coward says:

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“my biggest question was how they could afford to offer a “lifetime’ subscription so cheap. I could chew through that in bandwidth costs in a relatively short time if I am being allowed to stream data from their servers.”

Let’s not forget the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Although this might seem like an incredible deal for things such as making weekly offsite hard drive backups, there is simply no way that any company can offer a lifetime of unlimited service for such a bandwidth-intensive application for a single payment of $55. The only way this could plausibly work (at least in the short term) is to structure it as a pyramid scheme. But pyramid schemes do not make successful long-term business models, as all will eventually fail.

Let’s imagine for a moment that this will be the first company in modern history to actually keep its “lifetime” promise. Even if the subscription period were to last for 30, 40, or 50 years, it’s a good guess that the bandwidth will probably be limited to one terabyte total transfer (and you thought the 1TB number only referred to online storage capacity, huh?). Or at least that’s what the company could claim when heavy-use customers get cut off (or throttled) after a short time.

Anonymous Coward says:

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No, even after “88% off” it’s still worthless. If the product or service is normally sold for $480 by necessity it wouldn’t be offered for $50. It is dishonestly priced by a factor of 10 or being sold by a business that is doomed to fail due to the strategy.

Even Steam games don’t sell for this kind of deal, and they have proven themselves to be profit earners and aren’t new contenders for customer’s wallets.

Anonymous Coward says:

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I don’t see why a “cloud” service can’t be offered that does not automatically have master keys or backdoors built in. Is there some kind of legal requirement for a service provider (in certain countries) to build in backdoors? (and if so, why can’t they simply set up shop somewhere else?)

They are required to obey legal subpoenas of course, in which case they could just hand over an encrypted data dump. That’s the way all cloud providers should operate, giving customers the maximum possible privacy protection. But instead, they serve as tentacles of the police state.

Anonymous Coward says:

Subscription cloud service for backups? No thanks, I have several usb hard drives.

What is the cost break down of cloud vs home backup and what are the reliability numbers? Several instances have occurred where online services have terminated user accounts with little to no warning. How long does it take to d/l the entirety of your backup – you know, when they are going out of business?

Paul KEATING (profile) says:

Another NSA front??

I love that you offer these deals. HOWEVER part of me simply presumes that the service is actuall offered by the NSA as test another way to scrape private data.

I suggest you also offer your own assssmment of the credibility of the offer and the lack of at least an obvious backing of some nefarious governmental agency. Obviously without guaranty. But it sure would make me mormcmfortable knowing that Mike would use the service.


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