It’s been a rumor for months (maybe, years), and on Tuesday, April 24th, Google finally announce Drive, the simple file system in the cloud.
In brass text, it’s Dropbox, with Google’s logo on it. Not much more, but definitely not less. Dropbox is awesome because of it’s utter simplicity, just drag-and-drop, and view from everywhere. Simple.
But Google Drive is a bit more. In a good way. Google Drive has all the features Dropbox has, but a better web-app, and some integration with its other Google products.
Dropbox is primarily an app on your Android/iOS device, or a little folder on your PC/MAC. All in all, it’s a simple file system, with a ton of storage, of free.
Google Drive, on the other hand, is the same thing Dropbox is, but now, it has taken over Google Docs (so now, it’s one giant folder, capable of holding those files and more), and also, it’s Google friendly. When I say that, I mean, it’s heavily integrated into GMail, so now sharing files is easier than ever.
Drive also has amazing space. First off, your GMail account is pushed to 10GB immediately. Whoa. 10GB. Free. Make a Google Drive account, and enjoy that free space. And also, the pricing for Drive expansion, is off the chart! Literally, look at this chart:
What do you make out of the chart? What I think is, Google Drive is starting off on top. Everything is better, cheaper, and easily accessible.
Google knew what would be perfect in the cloud storage market, and they made Google Drive. Also, another staggering thing in the Google Drive phenomenon, is the pricing. The pricing for extra storage is extremely peculiar. They’re giving away a fair amount of storage, for an even more fair value.
- Extra Storage – Cost
- 25 GB – $2.49
- 100 GB – $4.99
- 200 GB – $9.99
- 400 GB – $19.99
- 1 TB – $49.99
- 2 TB – $99.99
- 4 TB – 199.00
- 8 TB – $399.99
- 16 TB – $799.99
When I say “Extra Storage”, I mean it’s on top of the free 5GB they give you, already. So, when you look at the storages, it’s what is added onto your already-5GB account. For $2.49 a month, you’re going to have a Google Drive account, 30GB heavy.
What do you think of Google Drive? Great? Useless? Leave a comment below!