The below are the 4 major disadvantages of online storage –
1) Compromise with data security – Even though you have an account on a trustworthy online data storage site, you always have the risk of loosing confidentiality of the data as it’s with third party. There are always few loop holes which can compromised the security of your confidential data. So, if you have such type of data then it’s advisable to handle it with care and choose one of the best online storage. Also, if somehow you disclose your user-id and password to someone then you can loose your data at any moment without even knowing about it. That’s the reason it’s always advisable to have complex password which only you can remember. Do not store your password at any place including your personal computer as hacking your PC is much easier than hacking an online data storage account.
2) Bandwidth Issues – If you are using online storage services for storing large amount of data on regular basis then it could be a tedious task if you are having bandwidth issues. If the amount of the data you are gonna store online is limited then you can go for it anytime without even bothering about bandwidth issues.
3) Sharing is Caring but beware!! – I know most of you have mindset that sharing is caring, even I do but sometimes It sucks when you mix up the things which should be shared and which shouldn’t. Most of the online storage websites provides the feature of sharing data online with your friends, if all of your online data is worth sharing then it’s fine but if you have both confidential and shared data at the same place then it may cause you some trouble, you know what I mean here. It is good if you have separate accounts for confidential and shared data.
4) Internet Connection Required – We upload our data online so that we can get access to it whenever there is a need, if we are travelling to a different place and we need the data, we can easily download it from our online storage account. However there is a constraint, which we generally overlook – yeah!! it’s Internet connection. Your confidential and important data can only be accessed if there is a internet connection, without which you will not be able to take the look of your own data.
Do let us know if you are facing any other issues with online storage, here we have covered 4 disadvantages of online data storage. Share your thoughts via comments!!