Pricing & Plans7.0/10
Ease of Use5.0/10
- Up to 50 GB of free storage
- Cheap 10 TB plan
- No file size limit
- Decent mobile apps
- Slow down/upload speeds
- Fishy refund policy
- Very basic sharing options
- Support limited to the forum and FAQ base
- No versioning system
- No trash bin
- Bad syncing solution
- No local encryption
hubiC Cloud Storage - SCAM or LEGIT - Review
HubiC Review: Is hubiC cloud storage a scam? Well, I think they are the only ones that can answer that. That's not true. A bunch of other angry costumers can respond to that question for them. hubiC is a cloud storage that offers you insane amounts of storage for ridiculous prices, but you most always look at the wider picture.
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Their sync and sharing tools are very basic and slow. The security of your files is questionable, and they offer limited support. The only positive thing I could draw out of their service is the application for smartphones, which I must admit is well made.
Read the full hubiC review down below.
At first glance, hubiC cloud storage seems to be very generous with its storage. It almost seems too good, but you must always look at the wider picture when picking a cloud storage. Apart from that, the prices are far too kind, and we'll find out why's that later on in the review.
|hubiC Free||Free||25 GB|
|hubiC 100 GB||
€1.00 / month
€10.00 / year
|hubiC 10 TB||
€5.00 / month
€50.00 / year
You can also increase your storage to 50 GB for free by inviting five friends, gaining 5 GB per each one. You either give them your referral code, or you invite them through e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
Despite the fact that you can get 10 TB of storage for a ridiculous price, I would advise you not to use this cloud storage. I would seriously recommend you to spend some more money monthly to get a better cloud storage. It will spare you a lot of grey hair and nerves in the long run. There are far better alternatives on the market which you can find here.
For some reason I had some issues with registering on their website, an error popped up, and the whole process was just slow. Well, it might have been a one-time event, but I still feel obligated to mention that in the review.
In general, hubiC cloud storage uses the basic file system which works fine with little to no delays. The uploading feature seems a bit rusty and not as responsive as you would want it to be. Apart from that it's easy to use and won't be an issue, not even for a non-experienced user.
You can also switch the language of the whole interface to French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Polish, Lithuanian, German, Dutch or Finnish language.
HubiC cloud application is available to you on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The application creates an imaginary drive to which you then store your files - Like in many other cloud storages.
I am not impressed by this feature, simply because it doesn't work as it should. I've deleted a file on the website which then never got deleted in my desktop application.
The upload and download speeds aren't that bad however they could have been much better. Their servers are set up in France so that might influence the rate as well. The maximum download speed was 1.5 MB/s and 0.5 MB/s for the uploads. Now, let us be honest, this could be so much better, and it wasn't my internet that was throttling the connection. You would think that you're going to get better speeds since you live on the same continent, but that's obviously not the case with hubiC. Can't even imagine what's the speed in US or Canada then.
pCloud solves this problem with very fast synchronisation that doesn't even take up space on your computer - pCloud Review.
HubiC cloud storage has one of the most basic sharing tools I've seen in a while. Like in other cloud storages you're allowed to make a sharing link which you can then send to your friends. You only have one setting to adjust, and that is the amount of time this link will stay active(online) - For 5, 10 or 30 days. You can also cancel the link at any time. The person who receives the link doesn't need to have a hubiC account to download the files.
Now, this is where hubiC fails to provide what, I am sure, every user needs. You need a versioning system, and you definitely need a trash bin. HubiC fails to provide any of these features. If you delete a file there's no way of retrieving it, so you'll have to be careful whenever you're making changes to your files.
HubiC is full of pages saying how they provide the best security solutions on the market. However, they fail to provide what do they do to make it so. They have an extensive post saying how they have your data stored in multiple locations, protected by dogs and butterflies and what-not but who knows if that's true. They only write about the physical protection of your files and making sure that there's plenty of copies. But what if there's a breach in their system, by a hacker or an inside man? Nothing is stopping them from getting your files which I believe is a huge downside to any cloud storage.
They do use SSL to protect file transfers. However, they made no mention that your files are encrypted while on their servers and they don't offer any local encryption.
HubiC has a help centre which acts as an FAQ base, and they have a forum where people ask all sorts of stuff.
I've done some digging through the forums and ran into some severe problems from multiple people. I'll quote springtide9-12.01.2017:
"I think a lot of people are realising that there is no support for this product at all. I paid for 12 months up front, and after realising it doesn't work properly, I tried to cancel.. but no response from the support email even after many days."
This is sick. I bought a subscription to test the service, but I did not like. I called OVH, but they know nothing about hubiC. I wrote an email to email@example.com, but no one is written off. I wrote on Twitter and told me to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I give up. I have another facture to pay. I do not know what to do, or not to pay? To be sure I removed the account on hubiC.
I think it's safe to say that something is not right with this cloud service.
You can get the application on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone systems.
The applications are well designed and offer pretty much all the features that you see on the website. You can also backup all of your images and photos to the cloud directly as you take them. All in all, it's a useful and well-made application.
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When you draw the line, hubiC cloud storage falls into the lower part of our Top Cloud Storage Providers list. There's a reason why the storage is so cheap because all of the other features are just miserable. Sync, sharing, support and the trash bin, how could I forget. There's no trash bin! If I were you, I would take a look at our Top Cloud Storage Providers list and find a better solution more suitable to your needs.
Hopefully, we've gone through everything that you need to know about hubiC cloud storage within this review. If you still have a question, feel free to ask in the comments section down below and I'll answer shortly!