Hasta la Vista, Hubic Cloud Storage
|The message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, as described in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Source: Wikipedia (in case you were wondering)|
It was another lifetime ago when I first explored Hubic. I wrote about it back in 2014, eight short years ago, in this blog entry. At the time, I wrote:
It's easy to pass up 25gigs of free storage, especially when I already have 16gigs free on Dropbox, 20 gigs on GoogleDrive in addition to the free storage they provide. Still, I decided to sign up for a free Hubic account because it's kept in France
Of course, I never used Hubic much. I don't know when exactly, but I relied mostly on Google Drive and Dropbox, eventually removing critical content from both and going back to USB external hard drives to house content. Cloud storage remains important, but it's not always the best due to the relentless price increases and payment schedules.
Even if I didn't use Hubic, Hubic kept the faith until an email arrived in my inbox recently. They write:
The hubiC offers as they currently exist will stop soon. We want to thank you for your trust and loyalty during these past several years and hope that hubiC has given you a satisfying experience.Thanks, Hubic, for all the fish. I didn't use you much, but I appreciate that you tried.
A new service will soon emerge, resolutely enriched and turned toward the future, with different conditions.
At this time, we need to know if you want to keep your hubiC files until the next closing of the service, or if we can delete all of your files now.