Online storage (or cloud storage?)
Well, you might have heard Google will be releasing their Google Drive. I have just read on the news that they planned to give out 5gb storage size for free and if need more, premium one with 100GB with a fee. If 5GB is already huge to you or you have not even bothered with online storage, then you might want to skip this. But for me, I am using online storage as a backup on my stuff (non-confidential, purely for safekeeping). I have been using Microsoft’s SkyDrive and it’s been serving me well. Upon knowing Google is to launch Google Drive, well that excites me. However, with the cap limit of 5GB on the size (not that I have utilized that size) but it turns me down alittle (since GMail is constantly expanding its’ size limit!).
And with this news in mind, I could not recall if SkyDrive impose a limit (didn’t bother to check previously). Since now there’s an alternative out there for me to choose, I thought why not to compare which would offers me better.
And while browsing through SkyDrive page for the size limit, something caught me. They are currently giving out free upgrade, from 7GB to 25GB, of free usage. Hey, that’s awesome (thinking to myself). If anyone of you who are using SkyDrive as your online storage, you might probably want to opt for it and do an upgrade given it’s free now! I’m not sure how long this “free upgrade” will last, or if it will be a permanent upgrade impose to those existing user, but why wait and take risk if you could act now. I’ve upgraded my SkyDrive size to 25GB and i’ll wait for an official launching of Google Drive to see if they will offer a bigger size online storage
P/S: Skydrive existing storage size is 25GB. Apparently they are downgrading their offers instead of offering an upgrade from 7GB to 25GB. I guess they wants to retain their loyal user whom are aware of the size offered initially and not to create “chaotic” for the downgrade.