Google 'planning Total Storage'

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    Jason

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    Google is planning a massive online storage to encompass all users' files, it is reported.



    The plans were allegedly revealed accidentally after a blogger spotted notes in a slideshow presentation wrongly published on Google's site.



    "The GDrive, previously the subject of chatroom rumour, would offer a mirror of users' hard drives", Reuters said.



    Google did not comment on the reports but said the slide notes had now been deleted.



    In the notes, chief executive Eric Schmidt reportedly said "Google's aim was to "store 100%" of users' information."



    The notes said: "With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including e-mails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc; and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc)."



    No announcement



    "We deleted the slide notes because they were not intended for publication," Google spokeswoman Lynn Fox said.



    "We are constantly working on new ways to enhance our products and services for users, but have nothing to announce at this time."



    Under the alleged scheme, if users suffered a crash and lost files, Google's own computers would have kept a back-up.



    The plan for total online storage could meet difficulties with bandwidth constraints for some users.



    The search giant recently decided to offer an optional facility that stores a copy of the text-based sections of each user's data on Google's own computers.
     
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    Not a bad idea for some file storage but i do have some that i would rather not upload,lol. I have some pictures uploaded on photobucket, thank god cause i would have lost them other wise cause reformatting.
     
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