Aug 162013
 

Technology prices continue to drop and that means more free cloud storage for your files, especially the big files like movies and music. And for the companies that know how to scale well, the freemium model can work really well for their financial sustainability, where the cloud storage file hosting service has a smaller amount of space for free, and larger amount of space for pay. A handful of services are providing way more file storage space in the cloud than the market-leader Dropbox’s 2GB or big-brand Google Drive’s 15GB. This is a list of cloud storage services with the most free space (immediately after sign-up):https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/175168/cloud_storage_icon#size=128

Of course there are many differences between each of these services, features differ on things like: maximum file size limit, auto-backup, file-sync with your desktop, sync across devices/platforms, file sharing, collaboration, upgrade for “unlimited” space, and so on. You can check each web services to figure out which has all the features that best fit your computing lifestyle. I’ll try keep this up-to-date with the latest numbers on how much free space they’re offering, and any new ones that come along. Other helpful blog posts related to this quest for free cloud storage space:

A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services (Samer Kurdi, May 2012)

12 free cloud storage options: There’s Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Google Drive and others, but which is right for you? (Network World, Sept 2012)

Supersize your free cloud storage to 100GB or more (PC World, May 2013) – suggests using JoliCloud to connect multiple cloud services into a personal supercloud

Is Free Online Backup Really Free? (thetop10bestonlinebackup.com)

Five tools to help sync more than one cloud storage service (July 2013) = Otixo, Hojoki, Primadesk, Cloudfuze, GoodSync

21+ Free Cloud Storage Service Providers to Backup Files Online (December 2011)

Seventeen free cloud storage services for personal use (January 2013)

[photo credit: Visual Pharm]

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