Bitcasa started as an infinite cloud storage service, back paddled, cut service plans down, increased prices. Lots of customer complaints. Overall, not recommended.
By Mauricio Prinzlau – Last Updated: 27 Apr'17
The content below refers to a defunct version of Bitcasa. Unfortunately, they’ve gone out of business completely, leaving a lot their customers in the rain. We cannot recommend using Bitcasa at this point in time.
Please check our cloud storage comparison chart for alternatives.
Infinite cloud storage, file synchronisation and backup sounds really too good to be true. That must cost a fortune you think? Think again. If you thought Dropbox was affordable, you’ll make a jump at Bitcasa. For only 0 $/month you’ll get your own infinite drive in the cloud.
If you’re somebody who’s always considered an early adopter in all things technology related then you might want to try out Bitcasa, it’s even very likely that you already have and that you have been a beta tester before just waiting for the final to come out.
- Photographers who have a terabyte-sized photo collection of RAW files
- Movie enthusiasts who want to free up disk space
- Music lovers with a huge iTunes library which they want to access on their mobile devices
- Users who are done with Dropbox and ready for something new and exciting
- People addicted to infinite cloud storage offerings
But even if you’re not a geek, you might enjoy Bitcasa as it is really simple to use. Just install the software client and it will appear as a secondary hard drive in your system and you could almost forget that it is actually not a physical one.
It is Bitcasa’s mission to make your hard drive oblivious, but honestly, we’re not there yet. They are making a huge leap forward into the right direction but we think it is still a bit too early to trust technology that much as to give all your data into one single company.
Never go without a secondary backup – that’s what we preach all over Cloudwards.net, and we can’t stress the importance enough. Use Bitcasa for fun, even for your important files, but DO NOT rely on it. In our tests it worked well, without any major hiccups, this is, however, just one test. Different operating systems and configurations might work in weird ways, causing all sorts of trouble. This should be kept in mind reading this Bitcasa review.
Bitcasa was launched back in September 2011 at TechCrunch Disrupt, a leading conference for start-ups and entrepreneurs, and it gained a lot of traction with over one hundred thousands beta subscribers by day one. That is an impressive number, only rivaled by MEGA (Editor Rating: , 50 GB for 0 $/year) which claim to have had 250,000 sign ups just in the first hour of launching the service.
Of course, Bitcasa is venture-backed with 7M$ series A funding from Horizons Ventures et al. So they have some money to spend, especially when it comes to data infrastructure. They will have to handle an impressive amount of files as people will make use of their infinite storage offering.
Bitcasa is yet the first provider to offer unlimited storage and file synchronization both in one service at a very low price of only 0 $/month. Also, free users will get a generous 10GB of storage space for their files as well. That tops Dropbox (Editor Rating: , 2 GB for 0 $/year), SkyDrive (Editor Rating: , 5 GB for 0 $/year) and Google Drive (Editor Rating: , 15 GB for 0 $/year) by a couple of gigabyte.
Again it is only MEGA (Editor Rating: , 50 GB for 0 $/year) that offers more: there you’ll get 50 GB for free, however MEGA does not come with a software client, yet.
|Free Storage||5 GB|
|Price||Starts from $ Array per month|
|Free External HD Backup|
|Bare Metal Backup|
|Exclude File Extensions for Backup|
|File Size Limit||Unlimited GB|
|Share Photo Albums|
|Server Side Encryption||256-bit|
|Keeps deleted files||Unlimited|