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Google is too snoopy for my tastes and is notorious for discontinuing services. Established paid cloud services are encrypted and less likely to suddenly go away as many free ones have done. Cloud backups are no different from HDDs in that they also can fail. Thus, the need for multiple backups in different locations, of which a secure cloud backup can be one.
     
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I prefer to keep my data away from prying eyes and since omcast still has a data cap and i already broke it in 2 weeks without trying i cant do cloud backup. I will stick with a reguarl HDD in a custom external enclosure i bought since it does very well and the computer recongizes my 3TB very well with it. usb 3.0 maxes out the 3TB seagate i have i just know it is going to fail since it has many smart errors. But, the self test passes which i dont trust that. I do an error scan with hd tune pro every 1-3 months to make sure its ok and so far it hasnet had any errors but, it is overdue for a error check again.
    
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The Seagate ST4000DM000 has lots of reviews about doa and it dying shortly after using it. Maybe they don't make them like they used to.
    
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