Many consumers (both private and business) are increasingly turning to cloud storage solutions to ensure that their data is both protected from a dreaded computer crash and accessible from virtually anywhere in the world.
Two of the most popular cloud storage options are Dropbox and Google Drive—and for good reason! Each boast good pricing, a wide selection of features and free trial periods for consumers.
Since they’re both so good, how on earth does one choose?
Let’s break them down by category: free storage and premium storage.
Free storage winner: Google Drive
Both Dropbox and Google Drive offer a certain amount of storage for free so that users can test the service before deciding to make a monthly commitment. Dropbox offers 2G of free storage, with the ability to gain an extra 500MB of storage for referring a friend/family member.
Google Drive, on the other hand, offers a whopping 15GB of free storage space. For a casual user, even Dropbox’s 2GB could be all the storage needed, so Google Drive’s offering goes above and beyond.
Premium storage winner: Draw
For those who need more space than a free account, it doesn’t really matter which service you choose because you’ll be paying for the service regardless. Dropbox Plus will set your back $100/year ($10/month) for one terabyte of storage space. Businesses that choose Dropbox can also opt for the Advance” package that offers unlimited storage for $25/month. Dropbox for Business has a minimum requirement of three users.
By comparison, Google Drive has several premium options. For only $2/month, users receive 100GB. For $10/month, you can receive a terabyte. For the neediest users, $100/month will secure you 10 TB in cloud storage space. Google also offers 20 TB and 30 TB plans for $200 and $300 per month, respectively.
Of course, storage is only one aspect to consider when shopping for the best cloud solution. Check back soon for more comparisons.