Now Cloud storage out an update that how to users can share things with Droprbox, Google Drive and many other online cloud Storage. After a long time Google making Google Drive for file storage with desktop application and Microsoft’s SkyDrive give Cloud storage from very long times. The market of cloud storage got much more competitive because Cloud storage necessary in future.
There are many cloud storage on internet that provides free and paid, some of them are given below:
Dropebox was not first cloud storage in market and it is provide up to 2GB free storage. In Dropbox file size limit for uploading 300MB via Browser and you can upload unlimited size from desktop. Dropebox provide desktop application for uploads file from your desktop. This application support all type of operating system that is windows, OS X and Linux. Dropebox is only application that is support Linux. Dropbox have also mobile application for iOS, Android and Black Berry.
Dropbox give very flexibility services then their competing services. It uploads and download files very fast, which is great and it is also storage two devices on the same network over LAN. Its main drawback is that its offers only 2GB of storage for free and if you need more than 2GB than you need to choose their additional plan that is 50 GB in $99 per Year or 100GB in $199/year.
Google Drive provide Drag and dropt synchronization capabilities as dropbox and it provides 5GB storage for free. In Google Drive file size limit for uploading 10GB on both via browser and desktop. Google also support desktop application for uploading file from your desktop. Google Drive desktop application support windows and OS X but it is not support Linux. Google drive also available for mobile that support Android and iOS.
Google drive upload and download files very fast but it is not provide storage through LAN. You can share your file publically but you are not able to your file password protected. Google Drive provide up to 5GB storage for free if you need more than 5GB than you need to purchase their paid plan that is 25GB in $30/year or 100GB in $60/year, it is very cheap in comparisons to Dropbox.
In Apple iCloud has many featured in cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive. It is also provide 5GB storage for free. You can able to upload up to 25MB file for free account and 250 MB for paid account. It is also give desktop application for windows and OS X but it is not give to Linux. Apple iCloud mobile application only for iOS, it is not give any application for Android or black Berry.
You can able to store music, movies, applications and TV shows from iTunes and save it to cloud but for use of this feature you need to pay extra $25 a year for iTunes. Minimum plan for paid user 10GB at $20/year and also give 20GB and 50 GB plan for paid users.
Comparisons of all Cloud Storage available in market Given below:
|Free storage||2GB||5GB||5GB|| |
|Additional storage (price per year)||50GB ($99);||25GB ($30);||10GB ($20);||20GB ($10);|
|100GB ($199)||100GB ($60)||20GB ($40);||50GB ($25);|
|50GB ($100)||100GB ($50)|
|File size limit||300MB via browser, unlimited from desktop||10GB||25MB free accounts, 250MB paid users||2GB|
|Desktop apps||Windows, OS X, Linux||Windows, OS X||Windows, OS X||Windows, OS X|
|Mobile apps||iOS, Android, BlackBerry||Android, iOS||iOS||Windows Phone, iOS|
|Stream to mobile||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Sync over LAN||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Password protect file sharing||No||No||No||No|