Cloud Storage Services Comparison

Backing up your data is probably the most important routine you can get yourself into. Hardware failure, user error, and random events are inevitable when it comes to technology, so it is best to be prepared. Luckily there are several services out there that will allow you to store data for free or for a low monthly cost. These services include Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive. Each service offers web and desktop access, revision history, and the ability to share files with others.

 

Dropbox is a file storage service that allows you to store data in the cloud. Pricing is as follows:

PlanStorage SpaceCost
Basic2GBFree
Plus (Individual)1TB$9.99/Mo or $99.99/Yr
Teams (Standard)2TB$12.50 / User / Month
Teams (Advanced)As much as needed$20 / User / Month
Teams (Enterprise)As much as neededContact Dropbox Sales

 

Google Drive is part of Google’s application suite and is primarily used for file storage. Pricing is as follows:

Storage SpaceCost
15GBFree
100GB1.99/Mo or 19.99/Yr
1TB9.99/Mo or $99.99/Yr
2TB$19.99/Mo
10TB$99.99/Mo
20TB$199.99/Mo
30TB$299.99/Mo

 

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage application. It also offers a web interface, desktop app, sharing capability, and revision history. Pricing is as follows:

PlanStorage SpaceCost
Basic Storage Only5GBFree
Onedrive 50GB50GB$1.99/Mo
Business Plan 11TB / User$5 / User / Mo
Business Plan 2Unlimited Storage$10 / User / Mo
Office 365 Business Premium1TB / User + Office Suite$12.50 / User / Mo

 

Accessible via Desktop, web, phone, and tablet, Amazon’s amazondrive allows flexible storage space with relatively cheap pricing:

Storage SpaceCost
5GBFree
100GB$11.99/Yr
1TB$59.99/Yr
2TB$119.98/Yr
3TB$179.97/Yr
4TB$239.96/Yr
5TB$299.95/Yr

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