The main horrors faced in daily life are often not the most devastating. Sure, zombie apocalypses, murder suicides, maniacs kidnapping you sound horrifying, but most of us will never — at least I hope so — encounter them in daily life.
If we were to produce a movie on modern horrors, they would be much more mundane. Seeing an acquaintance coming your way and not knowing if you should talk. Receiving the “seen” notification after a risky text. Coming to a meeting and finding out that everyone except your boss has fallen ill. Being tagged in an unflattering picture. Seeing an unknown number calling. Ripping a hole in your pants on a day of a big presentation. Running into closed glass doors. Finding out two of your exes are dating. Not having enough storage space when it is crucial to download a new app.
Many of these are inevitable but we can help with at least one. The plethora of articles advising how to free up space on your mobile phone indicate that you are not alone — almost all mobile users have seen the dreaded “Not enough storage space. Please delete unnecessary files.” notification, and it often pops up at the most inappropriate moments.
There are different solutions for this. It is possible to clean out unnecessary files regularly, but even then there will come a time when your phone or computer does not have enough space left. You can subscribe to different cloud storage services, but free storage is often not enough, and the monthly payments add up.
Most of cloud service providers are in the price range between 5 and 10 $ for 1 TB of storage space per month. It means that you are paying at least 60 dollars a year for a place to store your files. And buying 1 TB is one of the most favorable solutions: five times less storage will set you back around 36 $ per year.
During our 10 year anniversary crowdsale we offer 1 TB of storage space for 99 dollars. This is not a monthly or yearly payment — it is a lifetime service. You pay 99 $ and get 1 TB for life. Not difficult to calculate: this investment pays off in less than two years.
This brings us to the next question: how much storage space do you need?
The boring answer is that it really depends on your use. If you’re a grandma taking two photos of cats and plants a day, even 15 GB will be more than enough. If you are web-designer-turned-game-developer-and-DJ, 1 TB might not suffice for more than a few years.
For an average user, 1 TB is enough for every file you might need to save during your life. 1 TB provides enough space for 17 000 hours of music (that’s almost two years on uninterrupted sound) or 40 days of video. It stores 310 000 photos (assuming you live 90 years, you can save around 10 photos each day) or 500 hours of movies — means you can save all Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings movies ten times.
Get rid of at least one horror plaguing your daily life — sign up for extra storage space. And maybe you will feel better the next time your ex calls from an unknown number to tell you they’ve tagged you into a photo from the time you accidentally ran into closed doors.