Cloud storage is an online data storage where all your digital data can be stored in logical pools, the physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations). Some of them are free cloud storage services. These cloud storage providers are responsible for keeping the data available and accessible, and the physical environment protected and running.
If you have to store huge files in a daily basis but you are of storage devices or medias, then you can use one of the free cloud storage providers online. How to choose from wide array of online storage and cloud backup? There are different factors to look out for and consider such as how much space you need, security level, OS and others. We will discussing about top 4 free cloud storage providers and best cloud storage.
Dropbox is one of the only free cloud storage solutions to offer services for Linux and Blackberry, alongside Windows, Mac OS X, Android. The basic, free account comes with a rather small – in comparison to rival services iCloud, for example – 2GB of storage. For documents this is still huge, but if you want to store any kind of media – photos, music, or video – it will disappear very fast. You can upgrade to the 1TB plan for around £7.99 per month, but Dropbox also offers 500MB of additional free storage for each friend you get to sign up to the service – with a limit of 16GB.
- Google Drive
In much the same way as OneDrive (which we talk about below) links into Microsoft products and iCloud (also below) to Apple, Google Drive is at the heart of the various online services that Google currently offers. Free space is generous with 15GB available when you setup your Google account – or link to an existing one. In fact, as Google unified its services under one login ID earlier this year, the chances are you already have a Drive account if you use Gmail, Google Calendar, or even YouTube.
- Apple iCloud
The 5GB of free cloud storage offered initially seems generous, as purchases don’t count against it. You’ll have to pay certain amount for additional storage. Follow this link for full pricing www.icloudlogins.net/icloud-storage-cost. There’s no app for Windows Phone, Android or Blackberry, though, so it’s not the most ideal option for users of smartphones or tablets running anything other than iOS. A recent addition to iCloud is iWork – Apple’s Office suite – now available for free via the website. You do not need to own an Apple device to sign in to icloud now.
- Amazon Cloud Drive
Not to be left out in the battle of the big players, Amazon has its own cloud storage solution to take on the likes of Google and Microsoft. The focus of Cloud Drive is simpler than its counterparts, in that there are no fancy plug-ins or web-based Office suites to add productivity to your data.
The free account offers 5GB of storage, which Amazon assures us will store 2000 photos, but if this isn’t enough you can pay a very reasonable £6 per year to add 20GB, with more space available up to a limit of 1TB for an annual payment of £320. iOS and Android users can download the Cloud Drive Photos app (this acts as the generic Cloud Drive app) and have their camera roll automatically sync to Amazon’s servers when you have a Wi-Fi connection.
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