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YouSendIt suffers downtime, service hiccups

Popular file sharing service YouSendIt experiences significant issues, with users unable to send files to one another.


Cloud storage service YouSendIt is in the midst of a multi-hour disruption, which remains unresolved.

The problem began earlier today and kept users from visiting YouSendIt's Web site or sending files through the service.

The company currently lists the issue as a "service disruption" versus a full-on "outage" with the promise of having a fix soon.

"YouSendIt Services are currently experiencing slow loading times and issues sending and receiving," the company said on its status page. "We are working to have this fixed ASAP."

On its Twitter account, the company noted that there "should not be any data loss" as part of the disruption, simply that any files that were sent may need to be re-sent.

CNET has reached out to the company for additional information about the disruption, and will update this post when we know more.

YouSendIt has raised more than $48 million in funding since 2003. According to a recent story in Fortune, the company has more than 30 million registered users, with "nearly 600,000" of those on one of the company's paid service plans. Former AOL president Brad Garlinghouse joined the company as its CEO last month.

According to uptime tracking service Pingdom, YouSendIt was down for 5 hours and 15 minutes during a single six-hour period near the end of 2008.

Update at 8:20 p.m. PT YouSendIt reports that its systems are working again.

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