I have RAW files I would like to store in the cloud. Which are my options?
Smugmug has an optional feature called SmugVault (see also here) which allows storage of RAW and other file types. I have not used SmugVault so I can't review it for you, but I am a longtime customer and I love their other services.
The files are stored on Amazon S3 servers. As I understand it your RAW files are linked to your jpg files of the same name. So xyz.jpg showing in your Smugmug gallery is automatically linked to xyz.raw in SmugVault - for the owner's access only, of course.
The cost they list is $0.22/month/GB for the storage plus $1.00/month fee; there's also a $0.30/GB upload charge and a $0.51/GB download charge.
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For instance, if you store your RAW images on an external hard drive, when you unplug from that external hard drive, the images appear "offline or missing." Using Mosaic even when unplugged from your external hard drive, you can fully access your images from your Lightroom catalog.
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Raw files are minimally processed and are not commonly for viewing, I recommend using your application of choice to edit the images and output JPG files for viewing or printing. I personally use SmugMug for displaying images and have explored the idea of using them to also backup my unprocessed images.
But I am currently of the opinion that a dedicated service like CrashPlan or Carbonite would be a better choice for off-site backup as it would be much easier and cheaper to retrieve my images from them as it is the focus of what they do. Plus you can store any type of file with them such as Lightroom library files.
I have done the most research on CrashPlan. For $125 they will send you a hard drive to copy all of your files to and send back to them so that your initial backup does not take months to complete, then for $288 you get 4 years of backup for all of the computers in your house with unlimited space. That feels like a big investment, but it works out to $413 or a bit less than $9 a month.
There's lots of options if you just want to store/backup RAW files:
The first three I have personal experience with, and generally like.
Also see the related photo.SE question: Online Backup of Data.
Dropbox and S3 will let you share RAW files, but not in the "See My Pictures Online" way that you're thinking of (like Flickr or Picasa). I personally do not know of any service that does that; perhaps someone else will.
Researching a little bit it seems that Photoshop.com let to upload raw files and gives 2GB of free storage.
I know this question is old, but just for anyone still looking Amazon Clouddrive is offering unlimited photo storage for $11.99 a year, which includes RAW files.
I'd like to cite SugarSync here, the largest free cloud storage i've found (5Go+).
I use Mosaic which is the best for photographers. It works really well with my Lightroom workflow.