The moment that Google Drive came on the scene, Dropbox and SkyDrive began to feel the pressure. Here is yet another free cloud storage option for business and home use. For those of you who do not know what online cloud storage is, online cloud stoage is storage space for files provided by a website on the Internet for easy access from any computer or mobile device that can connect to the Internet. Basically, as long as you have an Internet connection, you can access any files you saved to the cloud. But which online cloud storage service provides the best of all of them?
The three leaders in online cloud storage services are Dropbox, SkyDrive, and now, the newly added Google Drive. There is also box.net, but really, who uses that anymore? The chart below will be your guide to the amount of storage each of these websites offer and for what price they offer it for.
|Free Space||Additional Space||Maximum File Size (per File)|
|Google Drive||5 GB||
25 GB ($2.50/month)
16 TB ($800/month)
50 GB ($10/month)
1 TB ($800/month)
|Unlimited (via Desktop App)|
|SkyDrive||7 GB (25 GB for Veteran Users)||
20 GB ($10/year)
100 GB ($50/year)
From the chart, I have pasted above, I have come to the conclusion that Google Drive is the best for large businesses and SkyDrive, owned by Microsoft, gives the most flexibility for cheap, long term individual space. However, the decision is yours. Google Drive supports a massive amount of more file space than Dropbox for the same price. And if you are just in it for free space to upload simple documents, SkyDrive offers more 2 more GB than both Google Drive and Dropbox. Now, that I have given you the facts and put in my two cents, the final decision is yours.