Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Free Storage - Introducing Google Drive

Google Drive. Keep everything. Share anything.

The google Drive is here, but hey, what is google drive?

Ever heard of the famous dropbox? Which makes you a folder that sync to the net and access it anywhere you want.
Google Drive is exactly much same as it.
It is yet another cloud storage service dedicated by Google Inc. 
Now they made their own products.

Lets take a look what is featured inside,

Google Drive lets you access your files from anywhere, Pc, Android Device and even Apple Device.

Cloud editing your document file together with your cooperate teammates.

5GB Free for storage (Lets not mention the paid service)

And at last, one must look at their introduction video of Google Drive by Google~

Now, did that impressed you?

No for me. A little bad news to you guys, it doesn't support Linux OS, at least for now.
In Blackberry neither.
There's already plenty of cloud service offering decent free storage to us and now google gets another leg in.

Let me show you difference between some of the major cloud storage in a table.

Google Drive
Microsoft SkyDrive
Apple iCloud
Free storage
7GB (25GB for existing users who opted in)
2GB (with referral bonuses, as detailed below)
5GB free (50GB for those who activated on Android devices)
Additional storage:
25GB: $2.49/mth
100GB: $4.99/mth
1TB: $499.99/mth
16TB: $699.99/mth
20GB: $10 per year
50GB: $25 per year
100GB: $50 per year
50GB: $9.99 per mth / $99 per year
 100GB: $19.99 per mth / $199 per year
1TB and up: starts at $795 for five users
10GB: $20 per year
20GB: $40 per year
50GB: $100 per year
25GB: $9.99/mth
50GB: $19.99/mth
1TB: $15/ user/ mth
20GB annual cost
$29.88* ($2.49 per month for 25GB per year)
100GB annual cost
$59.88 ($4.99 per month)
$199 ($19.99 per month)
Maximum file size
300MB via the browser; unlimited if you upload from your desktop
25MB for free accounts; 250MB for paying subscribers
25MB for 5GB accounts; 1GB for the 25/50GB
Desktop apps
Windows and Mac (free)
Windows and Mac (free)
Windows, Mac and Linux (free)
Windows and Mac (free)
Windows and Mac (free)
Mobile apps
Android (free), with an iOS version "coming soon"
iOS and Windows Phone (free)
Android, iOS and BlackBerry (free)
Android, iOS (free)
Talking points
SDK available; deep Google search, Google+ and Google Docs integration; public sharing; OCR technology; if you sign up for a paid account your Gmail storage expands to 25GB.
SDK available; remote file access; users can create Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and OneNote notebooks in the cloud with group editing; public sharing; Bing search integration.
Dropbox recently made sharing easier by adding a public link for every file; customers with free accounts get half a gigabyte per referral, and can expand their service to up to 18GB; paying customers get 1GB per referral and can add up to 32GB in additional storage this way.
Deep iOS (andMountain Lion) integration; iTunes Match, which costs an extra $24.99 a year, allows you to store music you did not purchase through iTunes, such as ripped CDs.
Box recently gave users a chance to get 50GB of storage free for life; Realtime updates; Ability to comment on posts.

(Source from LYN)

By the way I loved DropBox to the most. x)

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