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July 8, 2008 by  
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www.elephantdrive.com

Simple, secure, and affordable online storage and offsite data backup.Nowadays a cycle trip is so much more than just a way to go from A-B. We make photos, maintain blogs, and film. All this digital material can get lost, broken or stolen, the nightmare of a photographer/filmer & writer like me.

I do have a small external harddrive, but likely it will get broken or stolen together with the gear it was trying to back-up. If you have sensitive data (who hasn’t?) the first thing to do is to download security software to Lock folders in Windows Vista, XP, NT, ME and 98 – this will prevent stolen data/drives being abused.

But then you still lost it yourself, so you will also need an additional back-up. After searching (and testing a few that did not work very well) I found the easiest and best online back-up solution.

Michael Fisher from ElephantDrive was intrigued with our trip and offered me a free Elephant drive for a year. I love how the system works and how you can just use your online drive as if it was part of your laptop.

I have no problem making some more promotion for it as it is a great solution for everybody and I definitely think that ElephanDrive is the best there is.

ElephantDrive is a simple, secure, and powerful online backup and storage service. Here is how it works:

How It Works

Create an Account

Download ElephantDesktop

Upload/Backup, Restore, Access, & Share Your Data

First – Create an Account

You begin to use ElephantDrive online backup and storage first by creating your
ElephantDrive account

Second – Download the ElephantDesktop

Once you’ve created your account, download the easy-to-install
ElephantDesktop.

Third – Access and Manage Your Data

You can use the ElephantDesktop to quickly, easily, and securely upload or backup your files and folders.

Your uploaded files are protected by strong encryption and stored in hardened, professionally managed datacenters with state of the art security and environmental protections. You can access your files from
anywhere in the world, at anytime.

Learn more about our security policies and practices!

Learn more about the pricing and features of Home users!

Learn more about the pricing and features of Business Users!

My hard drive failed. I freaked. I had all the pictures and video of my
son on that computer. Thank God for ElephantDrive – I was able to get them all back.

— Inge I.
Marina Del Rey, CA
SIMPLE, SAFE AND SECURE BACK UPS

How we keep your data safe and secure

How we keep it moving fast

How sub-accounts work

Do more than store!

  • Secure 128-bit SSL transferInformation sent from you to ElephantDrive is protected by the same
    system that banks and financial institutions use to secure their
    transactions.
  • Advanced 256-bit AES encryptionBefore transfer, your files are encrypted with the preferred algorithm of the U.S. government (approved for “Top Secret” use by the NSA).
  • Innovative delivery technologyOur engineers have designed an advanced, proprietary system for
    maximizing your available bandwidth while minimizing the effects on
    your system
  • Differential backupsElephantDrive recognizes which files are new or have been modified so
    that after your first backup competes, all future backup will go much
    faster.
  • Workgroup Sub-AccountsThe Workgroup sub-accounts are ideal for sharing information among a
    small team or organization. Each one has its own credentials but
    all can see the shared data.
  • Independent Sub-AccountsThe Independent sub-accounts are totally private. They draw from
    the same storage allocation, but only the Independent account holder
    can see the data.
  • Secure SharingUse ElephantDrive to transfer large files securely to your colleagues, friends, and family.
  • Universal accessEvery file you store at ElephantDrive is available in real time, all
    the time. Unlike other services that archive your data away, you
    can get anything you need immediately!

1GB Free storage. No credit cards, no monthly payment, no expiration.

Unlimited Online Backup and Storage

For Home Users

Unlimited online storage for your photos, music, video, documents, and all other valuable files you have! Pre-made categories and our simple wizard make sure that all your important data gets automatically backed up!


Plans start at $4.95/month
Learn More


For Business Users
Leading solution for automating the protection and secure access of critical data for businesses. Pro Edition is ideal solution for firms that need to the security of off-site backup or the flexibility of multiple accounts.


Plans start at $34.95/month
Learn More

Sponsors

July 3, 2008 by  
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A trip like ours needs a few basic things: first of all determination, but close second is good gear. It is no use trying to make do, for a good trip, you need good material.

Without the help of the following people and companies the trip would not have been possible. They have not only supplied us with the best gear available, but also have kept us focused on our first goal: to get started! Most if not all of the people are cyclists or sportsmen and -women and they have not just donated their products but also their time and enthusiasm, which is priceless .

We are still looking for financial support as our trip is very costly, not just our daily cost of living, but also internet access, server hosting etc. any donations are welcome, or if you want us to give special attention to our products (of course only if they are useful for cyclists!) contact us using the form above.

If you are interested in related products and links, check out the Google advertisements that appear on every page as you will help us at the same time :)

Ivana cycling through the Dutch heather