Reply to post: Re: Livedrive are a dishonest bunch - wouldn't now recommend at all

LiveDrive drive by: Backup biz's price hikes will kill us, say resellers

anthonyhegedus Silver badge

Re: Livedrive are a dishonest bunch - wouldn't now recommend at all

Yes, dropbox does work with deduplication, and also it works with a sliding window protocol so if a large file is changed, it only has to work out the differences and upload those (think Outlook.pst) - though that wouldn't work with zip files and not too sure about video files.

The other thing that dropbox does is - if one person starts uploading, say a 1GB file, which is going to take an hour to finish, a second user at another site can begin downloading it BEFORE it's finished uploading, thus saving time.

Plus, dropbox support so far aren't a bunch of annoying workshy tossers

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