The cloud drive arena got still more competitive with the introduction of Google Drive. With each cloud service trying to get a shot at the user’s bucks, it is very difficult to find the best one, which would suit your needs. So, let us see which one is more cheaper, better and more secure.
The guys at Ars Technica has come up with a nifty chart that compares the various cloud drives – Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, and Spideroak based on different factors like base free storage, max file upload size, cost per GB etc.
You can take a look at the chart for yourself. To compare the various cloud drives.
This chart doesn’t tell about the whopping 25GB of free space offered in Microsoft Skydrive if you are an existing Windows live user and also about the photo uploading that would get you some extra space in your Dropbox account.
Box doesn’t offer syncing but only storage, however they boast the lowest cost per GB in this segment. Though Google Drive is very much secure as stated by Google, users are feeling reluctant in trying it as their policy states that Google can do anything with the content uploaded. With respect to apps, there are native apps for most of them in both the iOS and Android platforms, Skydrive is the only thing available for Windows Phone.
Also if you are a Linux user, you have desktop clients only for SugarSync, Spideroak and Dropbox. Though Dropbox’s offerings are a bit costlier than others, it stands out of the crowd because of its intuitive features and native apps for all major platforms, that makes syncing files across multiple devices a breeze.
We can expect Dropbox to stay on top for sometime but not too long, if they don’t come up with something newer soon as the competition is catching up. So what is that you use and what is that you like ? Do share your thoughts with us.
Via [Ars Technica]