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Giveaway of the day — Zoolz Cloud Archive for Home (100GB)

FREE 100 GB cloud storage for life!
$14.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 107 (85%) 19 (15%) 108 comments

Zoolz Cloud Archive for Home (100GB) was available as a giveaway on September 6, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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A great organizer for your daily writing and editing tasks!

Zoolz is a market leading provider of cloud based storage. Our mission is to provide an affordable and secure cloud solution for users. Our innovative platform is made with you in mind. The user experience is focused on simplicity. But that’s not all, in just a few clicks you secure all your critical data with military-grade encryption.

What’s included?

  • Lifetime backup;
  • 1 user license;
  • Cold Storage;
  • Protects photos, videos and documents;
  • Super fast upload;
  • Data Never Deleted!

Please note, you need to create the new account to take advantage of the offer!

System Requirements:

Windows 7 at least SP1/ 8/ 8.1/ 10/ Windows Server 2008 R2 at least SP1/ Windows Server 2012 and above; At least 512MB of RAM; Intel Pentium 4 processor or above; AMD Athlon 64; 200 MB of free hard drive space

Publisher:

Zoolz

Homepage:

https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Giveaway

File Size:

88.2 MB

Price:

$14.99

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#33

install and sign in with wrong email. but cloud sign up with correct email and get 100 gb.. how to connect pc to cloud.. plz help

Reply   |   Comment by ATUL SRIVASTAV  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#32

Thanks Zoolz and GOTD, this is very similar to Genie Timeline but sends my files out to the cloud. Both are helpful. Installation, registering for an account, and running the program are all very straightforward. Glad I read the comments, but Readme.txt has everything needed. I can see buying more storage down the road, but 100 GB is a great start. Thank you again!

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#31

Visited the https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Giveaway Link and created an Account. It says 100GB storage free. Great !!!
Activated my PC and uploaded a file. Since it is cold storage says would take 3-4 hours ready to download the file.
Since it is one user licence, only one PC can be used to upload files. As I saw in a below comment from Zoolz, if for some reason the PC software got lost, the PC can be archived in the web portal and upload from another PC. Thanks a lot Zoolz !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Samantha Priyadarshana  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

It works. Just follow the giveaway link and you'll get 100GB. Tks GAWOTD and Zoolz.

Reply   |   Comment by vivian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#29

If you have a Microsoft Office 365 family subscription ($99 a year), in adddition to (5) full installations of Microsoft Office, you get (5) 1-TB OneDrive accounts at no extra charge. That's 5 TB of storage.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

bob,
I have that facility, and with 50 years of IT experience, many years in UAT -
I would consider the home user interface to the facility to be "NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE" - so many glitches in it's functioning, reporting and usage facilities.
Users cannot take any action about that as the facility is a giveaway - used as a shop window - No legal requirement for the trader to provide what the window hints the purchaser will get.
I have, after a great deal of being redirected elsewhere, spoken to a member of the OneDrive team about the problems and was told that I should NOT expect it to be changed updated or fixed anytime soon.

Yes - you can upload and download files from the cloud - note files, not folders of files, and yes - you can have the facility synchronise your PC with the cloud files, and you can also open your PC to be accessible via the Onedrive logon - but consider the overhead of synchronisation when you have downloaded a movie - maybe 50Mb/sec link, and the sync will be uploading at - maybe 5Mb/sec
Also, I have seen reports that deleting from your PC or from the Onedrive store gets the action echo'd to your PC.

So - point of this post - Yes 5TB i(1TB per user - but the 'owner' can share write read and/or permission with others - but without any Quota limitations)
The storage is useful, but consider the problems that come with it, and remember it is probably not, in my consideration a 'sellable product'. so YOU will need to do the Managing - and also, need to have at least 4GB of RAM to run it reasonably efficiently

Reply   |   Comment by Jamies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Installs just fine without incident under 32-bit Vista SP2+ I have no need for this offer so won't be adding yet another online account to my portfolio of online accounts but thought it might be useful info for other Vista users out there that this does apear to have no issues running on Vista SP2 and therefore Windows Server 2008 too. Heck it even might run under XP SP3 with .NET 4.0 client profile installed. I don't have the inclination to dust off an XP machine to confirm or rule it out.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

The giveaway claims 100gb os free storage for life, but when you install its only 50gb and a 14 day trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#26

No time limit?

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

Not supporting Linux systems is a deal breaker for me. Otherwise, it appears to be a good deal.

Yeah, I know, a lot of Linux programs are open-source free and GOTD is intended to introduce paid programs to primarily Windows users who might later purchase an upgraded version. But even as a lInux user, I also pay for programs and services that meet my needs such as a VPN, domain registration and web host, so there's no reason I wouldn't pay for a reliable inexpensive cloud service. Spider Oak supports Linux, but costs way more than Zoolz.

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Al, we truly apologize for that. Currently, Zoolz is only supported on Windows and MAC machines. Hopefully, it will be supported on Linux OS in the future updates.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

"Cold storage" is probably a good description. According to the review at TomsGuide.com

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/zoolz-cloud-backup,review-5404.html

you'll be waiting for hours to retrieve any data from the servers online.

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

The promised 100 GB are actually only 50!

Reply   |   Comment by Sorin  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Sorin, please note that you have signed up for the trial account. Please use the following link to sign up for the 100 GB account

http://cloud2.zoolz.com/giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

If its a 100 GB for life how come the USER LIC. is only for one year Kingfish?

Reply   |   Comment by piccard  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

FWIW...

Google Zoolz and you'll find lots of info [and generally positive reviews], e.g. that their cold storage uses Amazon's Web Services. AWS & other providers offer cheap, long term storage, the trade-off being that it can take a while to get that data when/if needed. That's why it's cheaper than storage with high availability. This sort of long term storage is generally used for data that you need to have stored somewhere, but don't need to access and use on a regular basis, e.g. old tax info & returns. Zoolz also provides easy to use software that that can encrypt your data, making it safer. As for the cloud itself, it's grown up quite a bit.

"83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020"
forbes[.]com/sites/louiscolumbus/2018/01/07/83-of-enterprise-workloads-will-be-in-the-cloud-by-2020/#43ee87b66261

When it comes to data storage, especially for large amounts of data, business finds the cloud cheaper than local storage, and depending on the plan they pay for, they get greater availability, using data centers in regions around the world, often better security, depending on their own security measures & staff, and greater redundancy, making that data safer. That said, there are still concerns -- Hybrid cloud setups, using a local, private cloud, together with the public cloud is a huge, rapidly growing biz, where companies keep their most critical, sensitive data and operations totally in-house, using the public cloud for everything else.

Your data is Your responsibility, whether you're a biz or a private individual, and there's nothing at all wrong with using the cloud for added storage redundancy, meaning safety -- DVDs in a safe deposit or post office box may work, but the amount of data you can store is limited by DVD's low storage capacity. *Reliable* writable Blu-ray discs are Expensive, and generally only mid to large size businesses are set up for tape. Hard drives, even if left sitting unused, are simply not reliable long term storage -- cloud service providers store data redundantly across multiple drives, monitoring, pulling from service, & replacing hard drives as needed to get around this issue.

In terms of security, a cybercriminal would rather get into a company like Zoolz network than yours, because the payoff is potentially much higher. OTOH they likely spend more resources on security than you do, and there's nothing wrong with encrypting your data before it's encrypted and uploaded to the cloud. Encrypting data more than once is a thing, and does increase resistance to cracking, and thus makes your data safer. Of course, if a cybercriminal has access to your system while you're accessing your unencrypted data, whether it's stored locally or in the cloud, they have the same access that you do.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

Through another site several years ago I signed up for two Zoolz accounts. They were $29 each and provided 1TB of 'hot' storage and 1 TB of 'cold' storage each.

The upload times were pretty good (will vary with your connection speed of course) and getting files out of cold storage had a minimal waiting time. The hot storage worked like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

I thought it was a great deal.

However, the problem I had was the two accounts were definitely tied to a particular PC and user, not just an email address. Maybe this has been changed with this offer, but if you wanted to move it to another machine you had to contact support and additional users costed more.

They went away without much advertising and now I see they are making the rounds again. It really was worth the $29 for 2TB of storage, but their fees have risen considerable. I stopped using it when I was able to get good deals with Dropbox and Amazon Drive, but, hey, free is free - give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Hello John, please note that moving the software to another machine won't cost you money, you may archive the machine then move Zoolz to a new one. This way, you will have your backed up files from the old machine and start uploading your files on the new one.

If you wish to receive more help regarding our prices, please contact sales@zoolz.com

Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Thomas Parker, I am pretty sure I didn't say it cost money to migrate to a new machine. However, please correct me if I am wrong, it will cost more money if you want to add additional users to your account. If I was not clear with my words, I apologize.

The problem I have is the machines I was using a few years ago with Zoolz are long gone and I didn't think to archive and move to the new machine. I take it there is nothing I can do in this case, correct?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Hello John, my apologies for the confusion that occurred. About your point, you are correct. If you wish to add additional users, you will need to pay for it.

About your question, if you contact our tech support department via support@zoolz.com, we'll be able to assist you in a better way.

Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I've been using Zoolz for 1 or 2 years now (got it from GOTD) and am basically a very happy "customer". One thing that might be of interest to new users: in retrospect, I wish I had used the option to create my own encryption password rather than relying on the automatic prodecure implemented in the program; this decision cannot be changed once you have started backing up unless you're prepared to start again from zero).
As it looks like Robin Scott here is from the company, I would like to ask him a somewhat off-topic question. Since yesterday, Zoolz has been nagging me with several pop-ups per hour to run an update that requires a reboot. In the pop-up windows there's a link saying "What's new?", but clicking on that link always takes me to a page saying "The page you are looking for is not found". It's been the same thing since yesterday. So, apart from the rebranding from Zoolz to Bigfoot - sorry, BigMIND ;) - is there actually anything new in the new version, and where can we find out what exactly? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

As others have mentioned, at one point or another they simply vanish along with all your stored data. Besides that, the various fees and types of storage are just confusing, and your stuff is sitting on someone else's server...so inevitably someone else can get a hold of it. External hard drives get cheaper by the day.
6 TB for about $130..that's way more than any cloud service is worth...and you will KNOW where your data is all the time.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/seagate-expansion-6tb-usb-3-0-desktop-external-hard-drive-steb6000403/12567166.aspx?

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Hello Mothman, please note that we don't have access to your files. The files are protected by a 256-AES (military level encryption).

If you wish, you may also contact our Sales department via sales@zoolz.com and they will be able to provide you with better assistance regarding the prices.

Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Mothman,

Actually you need a few of those hard drives so data could be stored redundantly, need to monitor them, run them in a temp & humidity controlled environ that's also physically secured with redundant power. If you use 1TB drives, the cheapest I've ever seen them new is ~$40 [smaller drives aren't much cheaper], so roughly $120 just to get started, vs. free with the GOTD Zoolz offer.

A better DIY approach would be burn that data to DVDs stored off-site, in case of break in, flood, fire etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mothman, Yes, but when you are on your phone, and not in your house that 6Tb drive gets very heavy! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by MajMike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mothman, while external drive storage is getting cheaper and cheaper, the drives will be just as useless as when they were expensive if your place burns down or the drives are stolen.

You do keep them in a fireproof safe or off site, right?

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mothman, you need to at least double that price to provide some fault resiliance with RAID 1 level protection as well as offsite multi-location mirroring and add on the fly AES-256 encryption/decryption to prevent physical data theft in case of natural/unatural disasters like earthquake, fires, terrorist attack, nuke EMP pulse... errr alien invasion ... hehehe

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mothman, That link shows 2TB of storage space expandable to 6TB...

Reply   |   Comment by Trinity  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

DD, ................... yes, I do......... save to nas and then off-site hd

with cheap extHd, using cloud just not .............uhhh....... uhhh..... just don't do it

Reply   |   Comment by ogrule  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

100 gb with 0 gb used. when opening app 50 gb is displayed.registered under mlsi2000+2@aol.com, i also tried registering under mlsi2000+1 and this also showed 50 gb . I deleted that account information How do I get it to show 100 gb? Can you adjust from your end

Reply   |   Comment by Martin Lerner  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Martin Lerner, please contact our support team via support@zoolz.com so we may help you

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Installed it. When I open it just give me a blank page. Can you help?

Reply   |   Comment by JAN NIEUWOUDT  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hello JAN NIEUWOUDT, could you please contact our Support team via support@zoolz.com so we may help you?

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Third-party storage is inherently risky. Numerous examples exist of providers evaporating even quicker than the clouds after which they're named. And websites specialising in so-called 'Cloud Reviews' are notorious for the way a 'Top Pick' of theirs can vanish overnight without any subsequent comment from them (the disappearance of XXL Cloud with countless thousands of its users' files being but one of the more recent examples.)

Today's provider at least has a fairly well-established reputation and a longevity that indicates it won't evaporate any time soon. However: I do wish Zoolz would stop perpetuating a silly naming system because there are many average computer users out there who have no idea of what Cloud Cold Storage and Cloud Hot Storage actually mean. So, to clarify:

Like some other providers -- and especially those which, like Zoolz, exist primarily to serve the archival needs of business enterprises rather than domestic customers -- what Zoolz actually offers is a Cloud Freezer and a Cloud Fridge. Customers have subscribe to one or the other, or both.

The Fridge allows the accommodation of items intended to be readily accessible and contents that can be regularly withdrawn or added to. The Freezer allows the accommodation of contents not intended to be regularly withdrawn or added to, and which if they are required necessitate several hours of thawing-out before they can be usable. The Fridge allows instant open-fridge-door / close-fridge-door access (that is, selective direct uploading / downloading). The Freezer does not.

Today's giveaway is of a Freezer account. Not a Fridge account. If you need to store content which you don't think will be needed in the immediate future, and which you're happy to have thawed out if and when you do -- that is: request the provider to release frozen-in-time items and wait several hours for such to occur -- then today's long-term archival offer should suit you fine.
If you also want the convenience of a Cloud Fridge, then its 50Gb "Vault" subscription is $20 per year recurring.

Note though that this provider does occasionally have some excellent deals, the most recent being a couple of months ago when a 2TB lifetime subscription (1TB Fridge, 1TB Freezer) was available for a one-off payment of $45. So if it's the Fridge ('hot' storage) that appeals more than today's Freezer ('cold' storage) offer, it's worth keeping an eye out on Zoolz' website.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+71)

MikeR; Oops. Meant to add: an offer is currently available of a lifetime license of 1.5Tb Fridge (hot) + 1.5 Tb Freezer (cold) for a one-off payment of $75, a saving of several $1000s on a recurring license. Anyone interested should go here (the offer has 4 more days to run):

https://deals.wccftech.com/checkout

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

MikeR,
Hi, excellent Review, as always, and clarification which Cloud Storage is on Offer today - using plain language everyone can understand! No wonder User Mr Obvious in one of his earlier Comments suggested Google Photos for Storage of images (alone).. After reading Your Comment it's obvious why!:) Freezer will not allow easy shipment and access to one's photos there, and I wouldn't be wrong to point out that for every-day user that's normally nr 1 priority and permanent headache these days..Images produced in unbelievable numbers, taking up most space on 'hard' storage of all kinds. Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

MikeR, Great explanation and review as always..gonna pass on this as I want a fridge account, not freezer (get enough cold air here in the winter).
I think I will just stick with my stove storage for now (external harddrive)

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

MikeR,

>"Today's provider at least has a fairly well-established reputation and a longevity that indicates it won't evaporate any time soon"

I don't have any worries that Zoolz will close down either, but that is also what I thought when I bought into SkyHub online storage. Everything looked fine on the surface, then poof!

When we first heard that online sales would soon surpass store sales, did we think that meant large chains such as Sears or Montgomery Wards would be so drastically affected? Who could have predicted Compaq would be bought? And we certainly did not expect computer enterprises such as CompUSA would be taken over by TigerDirect, only then to also essentially close down shop. After a considerable time of no online presence, TigerDirect services enterprise level businesses only now.

Remote storage has become very competitive. Free e-mail accounts initially had minimal storage until Google came along and offered 10 times as much. Cloud storage is the next big gamble we take as we get more and more comfortable with it.

Competition changes things. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

This offer was active many months ago... Signed up but after speaking to a customer rep.. was told that since you have a free promo account you need to sign in every month otherwise your data will be DELETED. No way of getting it back. Unless they have changed thier terms and conditions or someone from thier team can clarify what thier login policy is before data is auto deleted... Think twice about it

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Jay, the data is never deleted in the cloud, once you sent it, belongs there forever. Think twice before you send your documents, pictures, spreadsheets and all of the personal info, because all of the so called security agencies from around the globe can access and decrypt any data in any cloud configuration.
When they say the data will be deleted, they mean to say, we will stop the access to your data, nothing else.

Reply   |   Comment by smith  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

smith, ......stop the access to your data, nothing else......That is a very clear answer!

Reply   |   Comment by Ivanovich  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Hello Ivanovich, please note that our policy states that if you don't use your free account for more than 60 days, it will be marked for deletion. When we delete your account, we remove all of your files from our servers. By that, we will no longer possess your files on any of our servers.

Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thomas Parker, Surely if you put something into cold storage, and even more into frozen storage, you do not intend to use it for some time. Nor are you likely to use this facility frequently. But if you do not use the account for 60 days everything you put in is lost and you are permanently shut out. You do not need to wait for the company to evaporate before all your storage is lost, it seems.
So even those who trust a cloud are in most cases wasting their time, worse, wasting all the trouble in producing that which they are storing! They do not even return your files to put in elsewhere!

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

smith, every different cloud sorage provider does things according to their terms and conditions and if their client software pre AES-256 encrypts your frozen data then there is no monetary value for them in holding on to it in perpituity so if you abandon it and they want to free up your abandoned datas storage allocation for active users they can include such a delete abandoned archives to their terms and conditions and delete the data which has no intrinsic value to them. Only conspiracy theorist perpetrate the myth that "the cloud" is an infinite sized eternal data archive.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thomas Parker, do you really think I'm going to park my files in the clouds? I do not even think about it!

Reply   |   Comment by Ivanovich  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Laxative, I think most of our concernes about this 60 day policy are unfounded provided we have their client software running on our current machine with the giveaway account login credentials saved in it as it will probably login at least once in every windows login session and since windows usually requires a restart every month or sooner for stability reasons or security patch installation the account will be accessed plenty of times in any 60 day period reseting the abandonment counter. The problem only arrises if you install this on a computer you retire and do not install it again on the replacement machine with the same account credentials. In those circumstances you risk being detected as abandoning your account and losing your old data storage and the access to the free 100G cold storage.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

How do I get the additional 1TB lifetime storage for $19 as mentioned in a comment by Bruce Baxter

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Davies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Hello Mark Davies, thank you for reaching out. Please check the following link to get the 1 TB offer :

https://home.zoolz.co.uk/3tb-lifetime-ho/

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Parker  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Thomas Parker,

I thought it was $19 for 1TB?

The link you sent offers 1TB for $39

Thanks
Mark

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Davies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

This offer is just fine BUT be careful that it is COLD storage, meaning archiving your data such that you don't have instantaneous access to the files.

Reply   |   Comment by Liviu  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Liviu, although you can add a vault (aka 'live file access') for approx. 15 GBP a year for 50 GB (which increases your storage to 150 GB)

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Liviu, restoring data from Cold Storage needs some time. However, Cold Storage has other advantages that you can learn more about by referring to this article: http://wiki.zoolz.com/what-is-cold-storage/

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

hi, I have installed Zoolz but the storage only proves to be 50 GB instead of 100 GB!? Anyone can explain this?

Reply   |   Comment by Honoriu Crisan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Honoriu Crisan, See earlier comments. Simply use the link https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Honoriu, please contact the support at the email address support@zoolz.com.

It should show you the whole 100 GB, there is a possibility you are logged on to a different account. Please provide the support with your account email address.

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan Brown  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ryan Brown, you said: "there is a possibility you are logged on to a different account", how is that possible, unless your log in system is compromised by a virus or a hacker that diverts the log in to some other server or unsecured server. Furthermore, is someone can log on in a different account with the the same user and password, the confidence is gone to use that cloud storage, because a reverse log in can happen by someone else with same user ID or password.

Reply   |   Comment by smith  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Mr Obvious, Why is the link not secure?
I enter my name, email address and password not securely. (It's not https!)

Should we trust this?!

Reply   |   Comment by Lorgen Shadouness  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lorgen Shadouness, It is secure, but you have to go to the link directly - paste the link in your browser. If you just click the link, then yes, you'll get the GOTD wrapper around it...

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Hello...signed up through the GOTD link and created an account as requested - Account creation successful. When I log into the account it shows 14-day trial and 50GB. Logged out and back in and still shows the same.

Reply   |   Comment by New Account Being Reported As 14-Day Trial 50  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

New Account Being Reported As 14-Day Trial 50, (great name, by the way)
Did you sign up via this link (https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Giveaway) or via the program?
Try signing up via the link, but prefix your email with +1, so instead of fred@hotmail.com, use fred+1@hotmail.com.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Based on another suggestion, I went though the GOTD page link to https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Giveaway and re-created the account there - it's now 100GB and lifetime - That's the link that needs to be followed, not the regular download procedure. Oy.

Reply   |   Comment by New Account Being Reported As 14-Day Trial 50  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I initially signed up via the normal GOTD download process, then went back and followed the other link after reading another suggestion - the link you pointed to works, the normal GOTD download doesn't.

Reply   |   Comment by TVCCS  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

New Account Being Reported As 14-Day Trial 50, please contact the support team (support@zoolz.com) providing the email address you used to sign up. They will gladly assist you.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#9

Got this the last time it was offered somewhere. After a few months I purchased an additional 1TB lifetime storage for $19 when it was on special. Great Product

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Baxter  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Bruce Baxter, how do I get the additional 1TB lifetime storage for $19 - do you have a link?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Davies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Mark Davies, it was a special I took up a while ago

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Baxter  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

For this 100GB, are we given 50GB Cold Storage and 50GB Vault Storage?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Andy, No, 100 GB of cold, cold, cold storage. No 'vault' storage is provided, but can be added for 15 GBP for 50 GB. You can move files from that 50 GB to your 100 GB cold storage, so you'll have 150 GB in total.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Andy, Are you sure that you used the link in the "readme.txt" file you received from Giveaway of the Day to sign up?

Please open that link again, and sign up using an email address you have never used for any Zoolz account before. This should work and give you the 100 GB Free account.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mr Obvious, kindly note that even if you add Vault to your Zoolz account, you cannot move data from Cold Storage to the Vault and vice versa.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

I did install it from the download on giveaway of the day, and create a new account and i got only 50GB and a 14 day trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Aqeel  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Aqeel, So when you log into your Zoolz account (https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Dashboard) how much space is shown in the 'Cold Storage' in the top right box?

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Aqeel, it seems that you've signed-up from a different link or you account was not synced properly, please contact the support at the email address support@zoolz.com

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan Brown  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mr Obvious, Cold Storage 50GB, which expires on 9/20/2018

Reply   |   Comment by Aqeel  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

A nice offer at first thoughts -
100GB - 50 'live' and 50 'Cold' - so I presume there is only 50GB usable as part of your working environment with the other 50GB as a "Maybe you'll get that data back sometime later" facility.
It says "Super fast upload" - Maybe, but check your ISP provision - as in broadband seems to be sold on download speed and the upload is usually ¼ or less of the speed mentioned in the 'Sales hype'.

Also note the "Data never deleted!" specification - That means YOU will have to 'Manage' the use of the storage - and while 50GB seems a lot, it would, from the never deleted comment, presumably be keeping old versions of files until you log-in and tell the facility to 'delete' those unneeded versions.

And - This is a Giveaway OF THE DAY - so if you need to get a new system, then to get at the data in the cloud will require you to pay for the product.

Not saying the product is not good, just that prospective users should consider the 'got-yer's inherent is cloud storage.

Remembering that there have been organisations offering cloud storage that suddenly announced they were going to cease trading, giving users a few days to download their stored data and (presumably) upload it to an alternative cloud store.

So - a nice offer, thanks, but just not something useful for me!

Reply   |   Comment by Jamies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Jamies, "And - This is a Giveaway OF THE DAY - so if you need to get a new system, then to get at the data in the cloud will require you to pay for the product."

That's not how this works at all. The giveaway today is reduced pricing. Your account won't blow up just because you've a new PC. Your account on Zoolz is safe. You can download the client software from Zoolz at any time.

Also, you're mistaken on the "50 'live' and 50 'Cold' " - its just 100 GB (just?!) of 'cold' storage. You don't have direct access to the files, but need the Zoolz client software.
For 15 GBP a year, you can add 50 GB of 'live' storage, which allows direct access to your files. You can move files to / from the 100 GB 'cold' storage from your 50 GB 'live' storage, giving you 150 GB in total.

Its not as bad as you make out in your unfair 'review'.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Jamies, also, Mega.nz gives 50GB for free per email address. You do need to log in periodically, but that's fine with me.

Reply   |   Comment by Miss Pita  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Jamies,

Kindly note that this offer will give you 100 GB of Cold Storage (http://wiki.zoolz.com/what-is-cold-storage/). No Instant Storage in this offer at all.

Zoolz does not limit the upload speed at all. So, the backup speed depends on the upload speed of your Internet connection.

Zoolz is a backup solution, so it is very important to keep everything saved for you. That is why nothing will be automatically deleted from your Zoolz backup, even if you delete the original data from your drives locally. This is the main purpose of having a backup.

Kindly note that you will be able to use Zoolz when you get a new system to get at the data in the Cloud, without buying anything new. (http://wiki.zoolz.com/how-can-i-restore-all-my-files-from-zoolz-on-a-new-machine/)

If you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact Zoolz support team at support@zoolz.com

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Robin Scott, "No Instant Storage in this offer at all."

Technically correct, but you can cheaply add instant storage - 15 GBP for 50 GB seems 'reasonable'...

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Mr Obvious,
Thanks for the update & correction to my understanding of the offered facility.
I did, think that the Giveaway of the day - was a free offer rather than a reduced price option, and that storage would be associated with a PC in the same mode of many of the giveawayoftheday offers, rather than with a reduced cost "account".
And I do accept that I did not realise that paying for the account does get the user a lifetime use of 50GB of 'live' storage, while the giveawayoftheday was for 100GB of 'Cold' storage.

Not sure that the commentary I posted was unfair, but, from the corrections in your reply it seems that Zool have addressed some of the problems I have seen with free cloud storage products.

OK - the paid-for account option means the facility does not suffer from the tied to the PC problem as much of the free downloads do.

And OK - I'll accept that I was wrong in stating that the free giveawayoftheday provided 50GB of 'live' storage, from your response, it seems that it does not provide that 50GB as 'live' storage.

Please note the summary line at the end of my comment - is that really unfair ?

" So - a nice offer, thanks, but just not something useful for me!"

Reply   |   Comment by Jamies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Miss Pita,
Thanks for the advisory - 50GB per email is nice.
Having to 'login periodically is OK - providing the period is not too short, and you get a warning of impending loss of the data or facility.
Currently I have - 5 active id's - for various facilities - personal-private, personal- widely used, general , business etc. so that would give me 250GB -
But I have a large amount of 'live' cloud store via other facilities I use. so, while others may find the Mega.nz facility useful, I don't need it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jamies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Robin Scott,
(Assuming you are represent Zool.)
Thanks for the links and clarification, mostly reinforcing my posted considerations.
with the added (different to some of my experiences with other cloud storage suppliers) that -
Zool allows access to the stored data from another PC without having to pay.

Reply   |   Comment by Jamies  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Robin Scott, you state:

"Zoolz is a backup solution, so it is very important to keep everything saved for you. That is why nothing will be automatically deleted from your Zoolz backup, even if you delete the original data from your drives locally. This is the main purpose of having a backup."

in your comment here but state elsewhere that free accounts (which I understand this is included in that definition?) that are not accessed for 60 consecutive days are marked for automatic deletion and when they are deleted automatically the data associated with that account is deleted or erased securely? So the claim you make above is not exactly true? or only true if you meet the criteria of logging in at least every 59 days as a scheduled event?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Frozen in limbo trying to register. All I get is a white zoolz box that said it read my mind and registered me before I put in the info. Try to sign in and get invalid. Somehow I messed up or the registration wont zonkers.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

nomadss1, Don't know what else to do it simply will not let me register at all.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

nomadss1, Sign up with your email address, but append +1 to your name, so if your email is nomadss1@hotmail.com, use nomadss1+1@hotmail.com - it should still send the registration to your 'real' email address.

Change the password field to a memorable password.

Alternatively, click the 'forgot my password' link, and it should email you a new link.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

nomadss1, If you are still facing any issues signing-up, please contact the support at the email address support@zoolz.com

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan Brown  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Very easy to setup and install, thanks for the giveaway.

What is Cold Storage?
What is Vault Storage?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Andy, when you store files on Zool's cold storage it takes a few hours to download a file back to your PC
Vault storage is an instant download a file back to your PC

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Andy, you can view this and 1000001 other handy articles on their website.

http://wiki.zoolz.com/what-is-the-difference-between-instant-storage-and-cold-storage/

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Andy, You can read more about the Cold Storage in this article:

http://wiki.zoolz.com/what-is-cold-storage/

You can also read more about the Instant Vault in this article:

http://wiki.zoolz.com/instant-vault/

However, this offer here comes with only Cold Storage. No Instant Vault.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Just installed and it comes with 50GB not 100GB.

Reply   |   Comment by Hellbeck  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hellbeck, it comes with 100 GB. If you go to their website and sign up for a trial, you get 50 GB. Todays giveaway is for 100 GB.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mr Obvious, I did install it from the download on giveaway of the day, not from the zoolz site and I still got 50GB and a 14 day trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Hellbeck  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hellbeck, So when you log into your Zoolz account (https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Dashboard) how much space is shown in the 'Cold Storage' in the top right box?

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mr Obvious, 0 bytes
Used out of 50GB
14 Days Left
Trial expires on 9/20/2018
What did I do. 1. Downloaded the app thing from giveaway. Installed it. Made the account while installing. Said 50 so I
Logged into the account I made on the website. It has 14 day trial and 50Gb.
So I did somethig wrong????

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Joe, Did you sign up via the link (https://cloud2.zoolz.com/Giveaway) or via the program?
Try via the above link, but prefix your email with +1, so instead of jim@hotmail.com, use jim+1@hotmail.com.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Joe, I redid this without using the downloaded app. Just went to website from the link on giveaway site and made an account. Its 100Gb and not trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Joe, Yay! Excellent. \o/

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mr Obvious, After logging in it is showing 0 bytes used out of 50GB and the account status is showing 14 days left.

Reply   |   Comment by Hellbeck  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hellbeck, please contact the support team (support@zoolz.com), providing the email address you used to sign up. They will gladly assist you.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hellbeck, Resign up as Joe did above.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I installed it five minutes ago and now got the message "14 days trial expired" and to update. I'll wait and see

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Street  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thomas Street, "Please note, you need to create the new account to take advantage of the offer!"

Did you create an account?

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thomas Street, please contact the support team (support@zoolz.com), providing the email address you used to sign up. They will gladly assist you.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Scott  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Excellent product, and its free , works well for storing my photos from my external drive

Reply   |   Comment by MO  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

MO, I would suggest using Google Photos for photo backup - not only is storage free, but their search is fantastic, plus, you can access photos from a mobile (assuming you have an Android phone ... but you can still get Google Photos on an Apple device...)

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Obvious  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mr Obvious,

"I would suggest using Google Photos for photo backup..."

Folks might also want to check out what Microsoft, Amazon, & Dropbox have to offer, free and paid. The 3 are extremely competitive in the cloud, with Amazon being 1st in terms of sales, & thus number of customers & size, Microsoft 2nd, and Google 3rd.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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