Degoo is a new cloud storage and backup service provider that offers 3GB-100GB space for free. You can get more storage from Degoo by sharing your processor power. Does it sound unfamiliar? Here is how it works.
At this moment, Degoo does not have any paid plan. It also has no web or mobile access. The service offers apps for Windows and Mac OS X only.
This post is chary of pictures, if you need them look at our Degoo Review.
No Server: Share Your Hard Drive
Unlike server/data center based cloud storage brands like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive, Degoo functions in a different theme. It does not use physical data centers to store consumer data. The service utilizes idle hard drive space of its users. Yes, if you are an active Degoo customer, then the data you are backing up with Degoo, is being stored in other Degoo users’ computers. Again, if you are not sharing your own hard disk with Degoo, then you get only 3GB free cloud storage from the company. When you are claiming more space, Degoo is using your computer’s hard drive to save other users’ data. All consumer backups are transferred via a Peer-to-Peer system. When you upload a backup using Degoo, it also downloads other users’ files into your PC.
Share Your Computer’s Processor to Get More
Now that, if you share your hard drive, you can get up to 100GB online storage. Degoo will give even more storage if you share your computer’s processing power. In Degoo app, you will find an option to share your processor with the company’s system. It says that, your machine’s processor power will be used by Degoo clients when it is idle. Sharing processor could double your free storage quota.
Free Storage Depends on Your Online Appearance
Degoo depends on online computers. It can read and write user-data while the registered computers remain online. Degoo estimates your online appearance and according to this score (in percentage), it gives the cloud storage amount you get.
Degoo says it divides your files in parts and stores them separately in several users’ computers after making encrypted. So, it really makes a sense of security. But what if some parts of these files are not retrievable when you need them? This can be happened if the computer found offline that contains the desired data. Degoo further describes it regularly checks the status of your data and also saves duplicate copy to reduce risk.
Inside the Free Quota
To be more perfect, if you share your hard drive and processor, then you can get 100+ GB space. If you don’t share anything, Degoo will give 3GB storage. So, to make it clear, this 3GB is actually ‘Free’. It also offers referral bonus.
I have another post that features my hands-on experience with Degoo. You can read it here.
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