If Dropbox was your cloud based USB drive, Bitcasa wants to be your cloud based hard drive. Bitcasa was founded in 2011 by former employees of Mastercard, VeriSign and Mozy and looks like it will be available for most operating systems and mobile platforms. Hopefully that will include Windows, Mac and Linux.
The service is promising to bring infinite storage to a persons desktop. Unlike other cloud based storage and backup services though it appears that Bitcasa integrates deeper into your computer than Dropbox or a online backup service. It becomes your hard drive. According to the TechCrunch post on the service:
The cloud is your hard drive, and your actual hard drive is just the cache.
It is actually impossible for Bitcasa to access any of your data for any reason.
It also will feature easy to use sharing because all of your files are in the cloud it is easy to share files, photos etc with others.
Many people are going to wonder if the service syncs your between computers. The nature of the service itself means it does not sync your data between computers. Your data is simply available via the cloud on whatever computer you are using. Syncing is not required.
With all of your files already in the cloud there is no need to actually backup your data to the cloud. I could not find any information of whether they keep versions of files that you could rollback to if you accidentally delete something.
Price right now appears to be only $10.00/month for unlimited storage.
You can read more about the service from:
I am looking forward to actually trying out the service. If you want to have a chance at winning a free lifetime unlimited account signup at the Bitcasa website for a chance to win.
Here is a video from Bitcasa with an overview of the service.
Want to know more about Bitcasa? Read our complete Bitcasa review for more information.