Cloud storage seems to be sneaking its way back to the headlines with Microsoft being on the limelight after making considerable changes to its OneDrive pricing system that may make you consider looking somewhere else.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of storage providers out there that will let you have free trials just to get you tuned into their channel. Other providers will even give you the opportunity to earn free space for yourself by doing a favor for them such as bombarding your friends with requests to get them to sign up for the service. This knack may help you meet your storage requirements without having to spend a single penny though keeping in mind that those storage requirements have to be within specific boundaries.
It's worth noting that the Google Drive storage normally cuts across three Google products, which are Gmail, Drive and Photos. For those who use Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc, there are no limits to what you create in these apps.
With no unlimited storage promises from Google Drive, it's worth noting that there is an effort to standardize the rates as much as possible.
15GB come for free, 100GB at $1.99 per month, 1TB at $9.99 per month, 10TB at $99.99 per month, 20TB for $199.99 per month and 30TB at $299.99 per month.
This cloud storage service will reward you for getting to invite your friends and family to use it. This is to tell you that with hard work, you can earn yourself quite some allowance here on top of the 15GB free storage that sits at the top of the rating tree. The ranges go out as follows: 15GB for free, 250GB at $4.99 per month and 1TB at $9.99 per month.
This is one of the storage services that have been around for quite some time now and has even become a household name. It also comes with those nice allowances you get for sending invites and a better storage for more than just files but apps too. However, many don't like it for its high prices just like for Google Drive. It starts at a free 2GB then 1TB at $9.99 per month.
Despite the unexpected turn taken by Microsoft, it's still worth giving it a try as the smart price comes with smart unique features. The tiers read: 5GB for free, 50GB at $1.99 per month starting from early 2016, 1TB at $6.99 per month plus an office 365 individual subscription that includes Office apps.
Amazon Cloud Drive
Amazon could in no way miss out on this. It comes with an amazing Cloud Drive that gives you a free three month trial. After that awesomely long period, you get to choose whether to get an unlimited photos exclusive plan that includes 5GB for files that are not related to photography or you can go for a plan that has everything unlimited. However, keep in mind that none of these choices are free:
- unlimited photos at $11.99 per year
- unlimited everything at $59.99 per year
This service provider comes in a more official tone than many others that you might consider for your personnal files. However, it offers sensible free tiers and mobile apps across platforms. However, when the payment part kicks in, one is left with much to desire. 10GB come free of charge then you get to pay $10 per month for 100GB.
Mega is one service provider that seems set apart from the usual world of Cloud Storage with outstanding features that give it the plus. Coming with an ultimate security promise coupled to total file encryption and an astounding 50GB space for free, you would definitely hop onto this bandwagon.
Adding to this unbelievable features is a vast range of profesionally paid up accounts that come with different storage levels and allowances. A flabbergasting 50GB presents itself free in your hands, 200GB come for €4.99 per month, 500GB at €9.99 per month, 2TB at €19.99 per month and 4TB at €29.99 per month.
So, the bottom line is to find out which cloud storage service provider gets to suit your needs best though not forgetting that human nature will always prompt us to look for what offers more for less.