MiMedia Review

Introduction
MiMedia puts a twist on online backup services. One of the biggest problems with storing all of your valuable data in the cloud is that the initial backup takes so long. Depending on how much data you have, the initial backup can take several days, or even as long as a week. MiMedia solves this problem by furnishing all new clients with a 100 GB USB “Shuttle Drive” external hard drive, if they choose. Transferring files to a USB is much quicker than uploading to the cloud. Of course, if you don’t want to wait for the USB to arrive in the mail, you don’t have to use the “Shuttle Drive.” You choose which method you want to use for your initial backup.

Features of MiMedia

Pros:

Installation
The installation process is simple and straightforward. Step-by-step prompts help guide you through the entire set up process. You can then choose which method to use for your initial backup and whether you want automatic or scheduled backups. These settings can be changed at any time.

Several Plans to Choose From

Free Plan

  • 7 GB free for life – no credit card required.

4 Premium Plans

  • 100 GB for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
  • 250 GB for $9.99 per month or $99 per year.
  • 500 GB for $20 per month or $199 per year.
  • 1 TB for $35 per month or $325 per year.
  • 30 day free trial.

Automatic Backups
All files are backed up in real time, automatically. Every time you make a change to a file, add a new picture, save a song or video or any changes at all, the new version is automatically encrypted and sent to your online account. You can change your setting at any time, and these too will be automatically saved. A message will tell you of the changes that have been saved. If you prefer, you can also schedule backups at times that are convenient for you.

Instant and Remote Access
The beauty about online storage is instant and remote access. The days of forgetting important files at home is no longer a problem. MiMedia supports iPhone and iPad apps. To make your life easier, all files are organized and presented in a clear fashion, sorted by media type.

Sharing
MiMedia makes file sharing easy, as well. You never have to worry about sending cumbersome email attachments. Just a send a link to your file and the recipient can open it and view your pictures, listen to your favorite tunes or whatever else you want to share. You can also upload a photo album to your facebook page or other social network to instantly share all of your pictures or videos.

Restoring
Files can be restored with one click. Files, or your entire backup drive can be restored quickly and easily. When you want to restore, you are

Security
MiMedia uses Tier 1 data centers to keep your files safe and secure. Files are uploaded over broadband using 128 bit SSL encryption. They have a highly reliable and redundant server structure with enterprise-grade disk drives so data is never lost or damaged.

Customer Support
You are never left in the dark with MiMedia. They offer a complete FAQ section with all commonly asked questions, a search-able knowledge base, and several tutorial videos that show you in detail how everything works. On top of that, they offer live chat help, phone support and email support.

Cons:

Not Enough Technical Information

The website doesn’t supply enough technical information to help you make an informed decision.

  1. How fast is the download and upload?
  2. What type of encryption is used at the data center?
  3. Is the data center physically monitored?
  4. What safeguards are in place for natural disasters?
  5. Where are the data centers located?
  6. Does MiMedia support file versioning?
  7. How and to what devices are files synced?

There are just too many questions that would take hours of searching to find answers for.

Security
Compared to other similar services, MiMedia is a bit scant on their security. They say the data center is a Tier 1, most companies now offer Tier 2 or 3. The encryption they offer is still only at the 128-bit level, while most of the other online storage companies have upgraded to higher levels.

Supported Devices
There were rumors of the company offering a Mac platform, but as of yet, this option is still not available. And the only mobile devices supported are the iPhone and iPad.

Conclusion:

In spite of all of the unanswered questions, MiMedia offers a solid service for a great price. If you really want to know the answers to any questions, you can either ask, or sign up for a free, no obligation trial account or lifetime free account.

To sign in and for further information, visit MiMedia.

Plans & Pricing
Free Plan:
7 GB for FREE
4 Premium Plans:
100GB for $4.99/month OR $49.99/year
250GB for $9.99/month OR $99/year
500GB for $20/month OR $199/year
1TB for $35/month OR $325/year
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