Why We Have to Use Google Drive Cloud Storage 2017



Cloud backup storage is vital for protecting your digital heirlooms against house fires, burglaries, or ransomware like last week’s Mac Transmission attack. And there’s nothing more irreplaceable than photos, so it’s a good idea to get those backed up online. Here’s a look at some of the best options and what they offer.

Earlier this week we compared the speed and reliability of popular cloud storage services. While we discovered that Google Drive is the fastest service, and Box the most reliable, we still need to know more in order to decide which service to use.





Pros

  •     15GB free storage (e-mails count towards that quota)
  •     Best real-time collaboration features
  •     Quickest uploads and downloads
  •     Folders can be directly uploaded through the web app
  •     Offline access to documents
  •     Selective file sync, though only for main folders, not sub-folders

Cons

  •     Google has privacy issues
  •     It’s good a good choice for Google Docs users…mostly
  •     Some problems with larger files syncs
  •     Cannot change ownership of files once uploaded

 

Cloud storage comparison


OneDrive

Dropbox

Google Drive

Box

Amazon Cloud Drive

File size restrictions?
10GB 10GB with website, none with Dropbox apps 5TB 250MB for free plan, 5GB for paid personal plan 2GB*

Free storage?
5GB** 2GB 15GB 10GB No***

Can I earn extra free storage?
No** Yes No No No

Paid plans
$2/month for 50GB** $10/month for 1TB $2/month 100GB, $10/month for 1TB $10/month for 100GB $12/year for unlimited photos, $60/year for unlimited files

OSes supported
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kindle
Fire
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire


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